The ultimate climbers weekend featuring eight categorised climbs including the mighty Great Dun Fell, the UK's answer to Mont Ventoux with 7.5km of uphill averaging 8%. The rides take in some of the best routes in two of our wildest and most beautiful regions in the country - the Yorkshire Dales & the North Pennines. Expect stunning views, long climbs and warm hospitality.
We meet in Otley just outside Leeds on Saturday morning and roll out for 10am for a big day of riding. As with all our UK rides, we split into two groups of approx 16 with a local expert guide in each and mechanical assistance in our support vehicles. We set up regular feed stops along the way and stop for a quick lunch. Our route heads north on day one ending with the unforgettable Great Dun Fell and then comes back south on day two. Both days are over 2,500m of elevation so if you love climbing, this is the weekender for you!
All of our Best of British cycling weekends are social, we ride in two groups of max 16 with a local ride leader and mechanical support in our support vehicles. On the flat and rolling terrain we all stick together and then climb at our own pace, regrouping at the point the ride leader has agreed (often for a coffee at the top).
On arrival in Otley you will be met by our team. We have two local ride leaders, one for each group who will ride at the front of the group. We also have a mechanic who will be in our support vehicle with spare wheels & equipment.
We set up feed stations every 40km with nutrition & hydration. We will give you a bag to put anything you want (extra kit, nutrition etc) which you can pick up from the feed stations.
Set in one of the most pretty towns in the North West, Appleby in Westmorland, the Tufton Arms is a historic and warm hotel with friendly owners and a lovely restaurant. This hotel encapsulates the beauty of the far north of England that the weekend is all about and a great mid point for these two rides.
Our Pennines & Dales Weekender starts in Otley and includes two epic rides. We ride in two groups on a no rider left behind policy. Each group has a ride leader and our support van is on hand to help with any mechanicals.
We stay in Appleby at the bottom of Great Dun Fell and have a social dinner all together and then a full breakfast the next morning before hitting our second epic ride!
All Packages Include:
Single Room for One Person
Twin / Double Room for Two People