Tour of Rheged

204km cycling event starting from Kendal. Controls at Middleton-in-Teesdale, Alston and Pooley Bridge, plus 1 information control.

NOTE: new start at Kendal Cricket Club. 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; the Old North, the land of the fell-ponies. 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 pagan Anglo-Saxons from Northumbria and by Scandanavians from the sea. Between them the invaders left the majority of place names in the area, although Tees, Penrith and other place names from the days of Rheged can still be found on this physically and toponymically challenging ride.

Distance:
204 km   in 13h36
Date:
Sunday 18th October 2020
Time:
08:00   to finish by 21:36
Starting from:
Kendal
Fee:
£10.00   ( )
Event entries are now via
the audax.uk website:

Go to audax.uk web page to Login and Enter this event

Sunrises:
07:44 BST
Sunsets:
18:07 BST
Weather:
Metcheck
Start:
Shown on map below.
Start Map

Facilities:
P R T C G 13/10
Organiser:
Body:
Kent Valley RC
Entries to:
(please enter online)
Phone:
Speeds:
15-30 kph
AAA:
3
Total Climb:
2940m [2800m for AAA]
Event No:
20-491
Category:
BR
Email:


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Routesheet:
Download 491r.zip updated 17.03.20
Route
See outline map below.
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