Tour of Rheged

207km cycling event starting from Witherslack. Controls at Sedbergh, Middleton-in-Teesdale, Alston and Bowness-on-Windermere.

Note the new village hall start, 10 mins from M6, just off the main A590. Little known roads, some more familiar, choppy lanes, fast flats and long climbs. Woods, fields, moors, lakes and fells. A bit of everything.

This ride is an anticlockwise tour of the ancient kingdom of Rheged. After the Romans went (what did they ever do for us?) the local Cumbric-speaking Britons set up their own kingdom. It didn't last long, being overun by Anglo-Saxons from Northumbria and by Scandanavians from the sea. Between them the invaders 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.

Distance:
207 km   in 13h48
Date:
Saturday 5th October 2019
Time:
08:00   to finish by 21:48
Starting from:
Witherslack
Fee:
£8.00   ( )
Closing date:
Entries now closed.

Sunrises:
07:18 BST
Sunsets:
18:41 BST
Weather:
Metcheck
Start:
Shown on map below.
Start Map

Facilities:
P R T
Organiser:
Paul Revell
Body:
Lakes Velo
Entries to:
Paul Revell
(event closed - contact details removed)
Phone:
Speeds:
15-30 kph
ROA:
3000
AAA:
3
Total Climb:
3000m [2800m for AAA]
Event No:
19-491
Category:
BR
Email:


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Routesheet:
View & Download 491r.pdf updated 09.08.19
GPS:
Download 491g.gpx updated 09.08.19