A tour of Lancashire, the Bolton Bash takes place Sunday September 22nd from Smithills School in Bolton. There are 2 route options on the day, the ‘Ecky Thump’ is 60 miles and the ‘It’ll Be Reet’ is 35 miles. The route takes in a grand tour of Lancashire which includes the famous climb up ‘The Rake’ in Ramsbottom and ‘Crown Point’ in Rossendale. The half way food stop is in Oswaldtwistle before the route continues through Darwen and Chorley, finishing with the climbs of Anglezarke and Sheep House Lane.
We’ve done a quick video to guide you round the route: CLICK HERE TO SEE THE MOVIE
The theme is ‘everything Lancashire’ and you’ll be entertained at the start line by Eagley Brass Band
All finishers receive a certificate which rates you as a ‘flat cap’ a ‘hot pot’ or a ‘whippet’ based upon your finishing time and there’s free pie and peas at the end for all riders!!
Join us for a grand day out in Lancashire, for more information, to see the routes and to enter GO HERE NOW!!
See you there…
The Ulverston Triathlon takes place Sunday September 8th, 2013
The 400m pool swim is followed by a 28k out and back coastal cycle route and a 6.5k run course. Entries are £30 for solo competitors, which includes chip timing and your event T-shirt. It’s an ideal event for racers and novices alike and a perfect late season race. There’s the usual ‘Epic Feel’, ensuring everyone feels welcome, in particular if its your first time!
The EPIC Inspire to Tri Challenge
Has one of your friends, work mates or family told you in the past that they’d like to do a triathlon? Why not inspire someone to Tri? Alternatively, have you never done a triathlon.. if not, inspire yourself!! Your challenge should you choose to accept is to take part and convince a friend to join you at the Ulverston Triathlon. We’re aiming for the largest number of novices ever at the event in September.
This is your chance to do your first triathlon event and to bring someone new to the sport!!
So… who do you know who would fit the bill??
To read more and to enter the Ulverston Triathlon CLICK HERE NOW
We’ve got some great cycle sportives taking place this summer in great locations:
Starting from the New Dungeon Ghyll Hotel in Great Langdale. The route is approximately 69 miles and can be described as ‘very challenging’. Experienced cyclists will require gear ratio of 39/27, a compact chainset or triple chainset is strongly advised as the hardest climbs are close to the end of the route. The route includes Whinlatter, Hardknott and Wrynose passes.
The 2013 Bolton Bash sportive takes place from Smithills School, Bolton on Sunday September 22nd and promises to be a great day out in Lancashire. Choose from the longer 60 mile option (Ecky Thump) or the shorter 35 mile course (It’ll be Reet). There will be brass bands, flat caps and wonderful views of Lancashire.
The 2013 Ride for Michael Bonney will take place place from Penrith Leisure Centre on September 29th 2013. The route is just short of 60 miles and starts from Penrith Leisure Centre in Cumbria. We want to spread the word through the ‘Ride for Michael Bonney’ campaign – we have big plans and we want people to get out on their bikes for all kinds or reasons, not just for Michael.
We look forwards to seeing you there
The opening round of the Zone 3 Epic Lakes Open Water Swim Series takes place Sunday June 2nd at Coniston Water. This year entries have been better than ever and we’re looking forwards to a great open water swimming season. There are 3 events to choose from:
- 500m – Ideal for children and first timers
- 3.8K – The long distance challenge..
- 1 mile – The classic distance..
Entry fee ranges from £15 – £25 and includes:
- Chip timing
- Booking fee
- High quality latex cap
- Event Technical Shirt
- Finishers medal
Our events are themed and the opening event is titled ‘Pirates of Coniston’. Other events in the series include:
- Derwent Water, Keswick, Sunday June 16th
- Ullswater, Patterdale, Sunday July 14th
There’s 1 week to go to the Horwich Triathlon, which takes place on Sunday 5th May. The 500m pool swim, 40k cycle and 9k trail run isone of the oldest and toughest season starters in the UK . Entries are higher than previous years and it’s going to be a great day. Whether you are a ‘first timer’ or a ‘seasoned pro’, this event will tick your box! Entries are £40 which includes your event shirt, goody bag and charity donations. You can read more, see the cycle and run courses and enter the event by CLICKING HERE
Make Sunday 5th an EPIC day!!
Forget ‘next time’.. JOIN US THIS TIME!!
We’ll see you there!!
The weather has been a thorn in our side recently, in particular making the difficult decision to postpone the Lakeland Loop from the Dungeon Ghyll Hotel, on April 7th. Many of the roads were clear in Cumbria but the passes were blocked with compact snow and the cold winds were not helping to change the situation.
On Monday this week, 4:30pm, I took a walk up Wrynose and took a picture of the descent off Wrynose which was approx 2 feet deep and very firm. Click the picture to get a better view!
The Spring Lakeland Loop, Keswick, Sunday April 21st.
The Spring Loop will take place from Keswick on April 21st. The 70 miles route is very similar to the original loop, but start by climbing Newlands Pass as opposed to Whinlatter Pass and then follows the shores of Crummock Water to join the original route. There’s one food stop at Santon Bridge, before climbing Harknott and Wrynose. On the return route, the course continues along Little Langdale and then Chapel Stile, climbing Red Bank to Grasmere and then Dunmail Raise to finish in Keswick. The event will move back to our regular slot of 14th April for 2014.
You can enter the Spring Loop now by CLICKING HERE
The Summer Lakeland Loop, Great Langdale, Sunday August 11th.
The Summer Loop will take place from Great Langdale and will be the original route, including Whinlatter Pass as opposed to Newlands and the leg (and heart) breaking climb past Blea Tarn before descending to the finish. Our hope is that August will be sunny, dry and you’ll join us for a great day out on the bike. There’s loads of camping and accommodation nearby, so it’s a great option for a summer weekend.
You can enter the Summer Loop now by CLICKING HERE
There’s 10 days to go to the Clitheroe Triathlon, which takes place on Sunday 14th April. The 400m pool swim, 30k cycle and 7k trail run is the perfect way to kick start your year. Entries are higher than previous years and it’s going to be a great day in Lancashire. Whether you are a ‘first timer’ or a ‘seasoned pro’, this event will tick your box! Entries are £40 which includes your event shirt, goody bag and charity donations. You can read more, see the cycle and run courses and enter the event by CLICKING HERE
Make Sunday 14th an EPIC start to the year!!
Forget ‘next time’.. JOIN US THIS TIME!!
We’ll see you there!!