No longer in May the date for 2020 has been changed to 7th June 2020. Will this make this ride easier in balmy June weather?
For the last couple of years the “Fred” has been blessed with perfect cycling conditions of warm sunny almost calm days. Old hands of riding the “Fred” in May will remember the severe weather with sleet, rain, wind and cold of previous years.
Is this challenge being diminished in severity by moving to a June date? I think so, as part of the mystique of the “Fred” is the uncertainty of the lakeland weather and how this can add to the severity of this Fred Whitton Challenge.
Need a bike to help you along the roads and up the many climbs? There are several bikes that can be hired; all suitably geared to help you complete the “Fred”. But stock is limited in the Trek or Enigma hire fleet so it is essential to book your bike via this website well in advance of June.
Enjoy your cycling pounding out the miles in preparation for the “Fred”!