Common questions How much is it to climb the Fred Whitton Challenge?

How much is it to climb the Fred Whitton Challenge?

How much is it to climb the Fred Whitton Challenge?

Riders will have to tackle 3,285m of ascending and descending over the 112 miles of an anticlockwise route that begins in Grasmere in the heart of the Lake District and takes in the climbs of Kirkstone, Matterdale End, Honister, Newlands, Whinlatter, Cold Fell, Hardknott and Wrynose.

Where does the Fred Whitton start?

The Fred Whitton Challenge consists of a 113 mile sportive around the Lake District, now a World Heritage Site. Starting at Grasmere and taking in climbs of Kirkstone, Honister, Newlands, Whinlatter, Hardknott, Wrynose and Blea Tarn passes.

Will Fred Whitton be Cancelled?

The 2020 Fred Whitton was cancelled because of the coronavirus outbreak. Entries will carry over to the 2021 edition provided the entrant confirms between 5 November – 20 December 2020. Please note the 2021 edition has been postponed from its original date of 9 May, and will now take place on 19 September 2021.

How hard is the Fred Whitton?

It’s a real bucket list ride, with 3900 metrs of climbing, touching on over 30% gradients, it’s one of the toughest rides you can do.

What are the climbs on the Fred Whitton Challenge?

MAIN CLIMB The one-in-three slopes of Hardknott Pass. TOTAL CLIMB 3,800m. ACHTUNG! Very steep, winding descent off Hardknott. The Fred Whitton is something of a classic in the sportive calendar. Now in its ninth year, it follows a challenging route around the Lake District, taking in all of the major mountain passes.

What are the names of the climbs on the White Rose?

Find out what all the fuss is about on the White Rose Classic sportive. The full 183km route includes seven named climbs: Norwood Edge, Fleet Moss, Coal Road, Dent Head, Silverdale, Albert Hill and Langbar.

Why is the Saddleback Fred Whitton Challenge important?

The Saddleback Fred Whitton Challenge is a charity event in honour of the late Fred Whitton who was a great advocate for cycle sport in Cumbria and North Lancashire. It is with respect to Fred and his ideals that the event remains just that, ‘a challenge’.

When is Fred Whitton Challenge in September 2021?

If you are unable to ride in September 2021 for any reason, you can move your entry to May 2022 (08/05/22) free of charge. If you would like to do this, please email [email protected] Normally the event is held on the Sunday following the May Day Bank Holiday.