Experienced cyclists will require a gear ratio of 39/27, a compact chainset or triple chainset is strongly advised as the hardest climbs to the end of the route and are generally reached in a fatigued state.
What do I need to do before the day?
Ensure you bike is in a roadworthy condition for the route, brakes are particularly important on the descents! Print the route card and description to bring with you, the route is well marked but this will act as a back up and also has the emergency contact numbers for the day on it. Bring bike tools, spare inner tubes and some money, there is a small sweeper van following the last riders, but you need to ensure that you can get back if you should have mechanical difficulties. It is compulsory that you wear a hard shell cycling helmet (ANSI standard or similar).
What do I need to do on the day?
You will need to register when you arrive and registration will be open from 7am at the New Dungeon Ghyll Hotel. At registration you will collect your food stop wristband and timing chip. On the day the start times are between 8am and 09:30am, you choose your own start time but a maximum of 20 riders are able to start every 2 minutes. The start has to be controlled in this manner for safety reason for both public and riders. Slower riders should start early to account for the extra time required to complete the distance and faster riders should start towards the end of the field to avoid early arrival at food stops. The finish is the same location as the start.
How much to enter?
Entry for the Great Langdale Lakeland Loop is £25. You can only enter online by following the link below. You will be sent a confirmation email coupled with appearance of your name on the entry list. Entries will close at 12 noon on Thursday before the event or when the event is full. There are no on the day or late entries.