Tour of Rheged

202km cycling event starting from St Herbert's Windermere. Controls at Levens Village Shop, Middleton-in-Teesdale and Alston, plus 1 information control.

Some little known roads, others more familiar. Choppy lanes, fast flats and long climbs. Woods, fields, moorland, lakes and autumnal fells. A bit of everything.

After the Romans went (what did they ever do for us?) the local Cumbric-speaking Britons set up their own kingdom of Rheged, centred on present day Cumbria. It didn't last long, being overun by the Anglo-Saxons from Northumbria and then by the Scandanavians from the sea. Between them they left the majority of place names in the area, but Lyth, Leven, Tees, Penrith and other place names from the days of Rheged can still be found on this physically and toponymically challenging ride. BYO sleeping bag in the hall the night before the event, pies, pickles and a free history lecture after the ride.

Distance:
202 km   in 14h02
Date:
Saturday 7th October 2017
Time:
08:00   to finish by 22:02
Starting from:
St Herbert's Windermere
Fee:
£5.00   ( £5.00 when paying via PayPal. )
Closing date:
25 Sep 2017

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Sunrises:
07:22 BST
Sunsets:
18:36 BST
Weather:
Metcheck
Start:
Shown on map below.
Start Map
Facilities:
YH A(1) L P R T
Organiser:
Paul Revell
Body:
Lakes Velo
Entries to:
Paul Revell
Kirklands
Brow Edge
Backbarrow
Cumbria
LA12 8QL
Phone:
Speeds:
14.4-30 kph
ROA:
2000
AAA:
3
Total Climb:
3000m [2800m for AAA]
Event No:
17-491
Category:
BR
Email:


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GPS:
Download 491g.zip updated 14.07.17
Route
See outline map below.
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