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A 307km cycling event starting from Whalley. Controls at Hawes, Silverdale, Longridge, Colne, Mytholmroyd and Whalley, plus 4 information controls. You can use E-Brevet proof of passage on this event.

Back for it's second year, a challenging 300km route with a new companion event for the first 200km. Through Bowland, the Dales, Cumbria, hilly bits of Lancashire and West Yorkshire ... and with a trip to the beach!

The 200km and 300km both start at the same time and place on a figure of eight route.

The first larger anticlockwise loop starts from Whalley and sees both events on a quiet dual carriageway into the Forest of Bowland for the first time to cross via Gisburn Forest and Bowland Knotts to Ingleton. A long climb then, passing Ribblehead Viaduct to Hawes followed by the most northerly section thru Sedbergh for a refreshing stop at Silverdale at the coast. Once sated, it's back inland for the second crossing of the Forest of Bowland via Cross of Greet, Slaidburn, Cow Ark, Longridge to Whalley where the 200km event finishes. The 300km event continues on a smaller clockwise loop with a big climb onto Widdop Moor to Mytholmroyd followed by an ascent of arguably the longest continuous road ascent in England along Cragg Vale. At almost 9km long but with an average gradient of just 3% this should leave just enough in the tank for the return to Whalley.

Get proof of passage at Whalley Co-Op or the ATM and post Brevet back for validation. Controls are commercial or info and eBrevet is available too. Whalley is easy to get to and free parking is available within a mile of the start.