Sunday October 12th 2014
Rather Be Cycling are proud to be organising Cycling Weekly’s Lakeland Monster Miles adventure cross event in the Lake District. It is a non-competitive event that is ideal for cyclo-cross or mountain bikes, it features a mixture of on and off-road terrain that offers something different to the seasoned road sportive rider.
The Lake District route, starting and finishing in Keswick, is both picturesque and challenging, offering something for everyone. The route is a mix of bridleways,flowing trails, tracks and minor mainly traffic free lanes showing off the full range of what the Lakes have to offer and circumnavigating the Skiddaw Massif.
It’s a fantastic course for a ‘cross bike, although a hard-tail mountain bike would be equally suitable, it takes you to places and offers views inaccessible by road.
There are two routes, the Massif – 100km (62 miles) with 46.3km of the route off-road and the Mini Massif – a shorter 71km (44 miles) with 30km off-road. Click on the map below to view the exact routes.
Due to the constantly changing scenery and the shifts in the terrain the ride goes by remarkably quickly as each new section throws up a new challenge or a spectacular view.
Unlike many other long distance cross events, most notably the Three Peaks, the entire route is possible on the bike, no need to get off and run with your bike on your shoulder.
To enter the Lakeland Monster Miles – CLICK HERE
Watch the intro video clip below to get more of a feel for the event.
Results & Event Video Clip 2013
Be Inspired – Take a look at the 2013 Actual Event Video Clip Below