Tough Road Cycle Rides

Tough Rides - Know your cycling performance level

These rides are only for cyclists who train regularly and train hard. There are severe climbs over the Lakeland passes with gradients of 30% followed by steep twisting descents, one after another over distances exceeding 100 miles. These are extra challenging routes and only for the fittest of cyclists as the conditions on the top of the passes can be extreme. These rides are only available as self guided.

Recommended hire bikes for these rides:

Flagship bikes and Road Bikes

Training for the Fred Whitton Challenge

Please read Graham's posts on Facebook to see what is needed to try to achieve a sub 8 hour time. Also keep up with longer posts on our News section.

The Fred Whitton Challenge

The Fred Whitton Challenge… still Britain's toughest cycling… 112 miles… 3950 meters of ascent.

Fred Whitton - The 4 seasons bike adventure

This epic ride is a fantastic opportunity for individuals, clubs and groups to complete one of the most challenging cycling adventures in the country.