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Wrynose or Bust & Bay Dash - Sunday 24th April 2016

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Thursday 24th September 2015
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Thursday 21st April 2016 at 18:00
Courses
Wrynose or Bust - 117 Miles; Bay Dash - 72 Miles; Silverdale Sling - 37 Miles
Entry Fees
All charges for this event will be made in Pounds Sterling
Wrynose or Bust - 117 Miles   £35.00   
Bay Dash - 72 Miles   £30.00   
Silverdale Sling - 37 Miles   £25.00   

Our new start and finish location for all three routes is on the River Lune cycle track near to The Holiday Inn, Lancaster opposite our new HQ and Registration office, 3-1-5 Health and Fitness Club, Mannin Way, Caton Road, Lancaster LA1 3PE. The routes continue along the Lune cycle and footpath before turning left over the 'iron' bridge at Halton and continuing along our routes as before. For anyone who wants a Bacon sandwich before they start, the Health Club restaurant is offering breakfast at £3.50 per person. The Health Club is also helping to organise this year's event and if you want to know more, check out our website www.wrynose.org.

Wrynose or Bust – Entry fee: £35

Sunday April 24th from 6.30am: A continental style cycling sportive event of over 117 miles (188km) through North Lancashire and South Cumbria with Wrynose Pass in the middle. From the start, the route takes in the lovely countryside towards Levens village, following the cycle track (old road) running alongside the A590 before using the subway (traffic lights) under the A590 and on to Meathop, Grange, Flookburgh and Cark. We turn left to Holker, and left again onto A590 at Haverthwaite before turning right towards Bouth, Spark Bridge and up the hill at Grizebeck. Back on the A5092, before turning right at the traffic lights into the Duddon valley then on to Ulpha, Seathwaite, right at Cockley Beck and up Wrynose Pass.

This last section will take you from sea level at the start of the Duddon valley to 393 metres (1281ft) at the top of Wrynose Pass (15 miles) before a very tricky 30% descent to Little Langdale. On to Hawkshead then back throught the Grisedale forest to Haverthwaite before crossing the busy A590 (please dismount here) once more following the B5278 to Low Wood where the Bay Dash riders rejoin this route before climbing the long drag that is Bigland Hill. Continue through High Newton before descending the very dangerous Tow Top hairpin back to Witherslack and Town End. You now retrace some of the outward route to Levens before detouring to Sizergh, Sedgwick to Woodhouse Lane and Ackenthwaite. Just after Burton in Kendal you turn left and divert through Priest Hutton before climbing Sunnybank near Capernwray and on past the Redwell, following the ridge overlooking the Lune valley which brings you back to Lancaster. There are four timing stations on this route and it is not for the faint hearted and is a serious cycling challenge.

There are two feed stations along the route, the first at Foxfield and the second at High Newton. Hot drinks will be available. At the end of the ride, complementary food will be provided by 3-1-5 Health and Fitness club restaurant, although drinks will have to be paid for.

Bay Dash  – Entry fee: £30

Sunday April 24th from 7.30am: This shorter route of just over 72 miles (115km) still requires a reasonable fitness level. Once again starting on the river Lune cycle path to Halton the course follows the Wrynose route detailed above to Low Wood  before climbing Bigland Hill on the way to High Newton before descending the very dangerous Tow Top hairpin back to Witherslack and Town End. You now retrace some of the outward route to Levens before detouring to Sizergh, Sedgwick to Woodhouse Lane and Ackenthwaite. Just after Burton in Kendal you turn left and divert through Priest Hutton before climbing Sunnybank near Capernwray and on past the Redwell, following the ridge overlooking the Lune valley which brings you back to Lancaster. There are two timing stations on this route.

There is one feed station at High Newton and hot drinks will be available. At the end of the ride, complementary food will be provided by 3-1-5 Health and Fitness club restaurant, although drinks will have to be paid for.

The Silverdale Sling  – Entry fee: £25.00

Sunday April 24th from 10am: At 37 miles (60km), the Sling is no less of a challenge. Following the lovely country roads through Arnside, Silverdale and the surrounding AONB district, this looped coastal circuit takes in the villages of Yealand Conyers, Silverdale, Arnside, Sandside, Milnthorpe, Whasset, Holme, Burton-in-Kendal, Priest Hutton, Borwick and finally up Sunnybank, Capernwray. As with the other events, the start and finish is on the river Lune cycle path and all the income from our rides are for our charitable projects (see website for details).

There are no feed stations for this route but at the end of the ride, complementary food will be provided by 3-1-5 Health and Fitness club restaurant, however drinks will have to be paid for.

"I thought last weekend's event was great, the administration was excellent. The feed stattions well spaced out and well stocked. The marshalls were really helpful and really friendly. The route was tough, hard and demanding.  I honestly can't fault the event and I'm looking forward to next year's run already," (what one of our riders thought of our event).

All enquiries regarding entries to Event Organiser Keith Simpson
Email: kjs@pagefast.co.uk


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