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202km cycling event starting from Caton, nr Lancaster. Controls at Colne, Chipping, Settle and Caton., plus 2 information controls.

A lumpy tour of Bowland crossing your own path twice - make sure you take the correct turn!

From Caton ride over the Trough of Bowland then Waddington Fell and cross the shoulder of Pendle Hill to Colne. From there turn for Ribchester, climb Jeffrey Hill to Chipping before the first crossing of your route near Newton in Bowland. Pass thru Gisburn Forest onto Ribbleshead Viaduct then turn for to Settle. Back to Caton from here and the second crossing of your route at Keasden. Apart from short sections thru Colne and Settle the route is along quiet roads with limited opportunity for refreshments and there is plenty of climbing.

The start is from a free car park with a cafe near Caton and the entry price includes a distinctive sew on cloth event badge (toilets are not free though so bring change!). Controls are either via eBrevet or commercial/info and there will be a postal/upoad finish.

Whether you are local or coming some distance, what about making it a summer weekend of northern Audax fun? The day before this event there are four excellent events, from 50km up to 200km, from Stanford Bridge near York run by another organiser. Maybe something to consider?

Anyway, Caton is just 8km from Lancaster which is situated on the West Coast Mainline and adjacent to the M6 motorway. There are a number of budget hotels in the area. This is the provisional RWGPS https://ridewithgps.com/routes/45907688 but it may change a tad before the event.