The Lake District cycle challenge

The Lake District cycle


Sun 23 Aug – Tue 25 Aug 2020

3 days
2.5 days cycling

If you’ve been spinning those legs during the lockdown period and itching to put them to the test, we’ve got a cheeky 3 days in the Lake District that may be just the challenge you’re looking for. Subject to UK Govt guidelines and the relaxation of social distancing measures, this is quick taste of what a Norwood Challenge is all about – camaraderie and great cycling while fundraising for those in need of our help.

Outline Itinerary BOOK NOW

Be prepared for fells, forests and of course the lakes themselves which create this stunning backdrop to some of the best riding the UK has to offer.

Arrive at lunchtime on Sunday ready for a quick refresh and an introductory 40km ride, before facing the challenging Honister Pass – one of the UK's most exciting bike routes - on Monday and a 113km ride (with options). We finish off the challenge with an early start Tuesday morning and a 60-70km loop before heading home late afternoon.

We’re based in the one location for this challenge - Fallbarrow Hall, on the edge of Lake Windermere - so with no luggage to move, we can relax Sunday and Monday evening with sundowners, a barbecue and the glorious views to admire.

Registration is £100 (total costs £400) with a £350 YN minimum fundraising ask and a £500 minimum fundraising ask for over 35.

What’s included BOOK NOW
Two nights half board accommodation (twin or triple sharing).
Picnic lunches on cycling days – likely to be café based.
Lunches and water/gels/energy powder on the support vehicle(s).
Fully supported ride with organised refreshment stops, ride leaders, support vehicle, mechanic and first aid qualified staff.

What’s not included

Your travel to and from Windermere. Travel by car or train (to Windermere, the accommodation is approximately 6 mins by taxi).
Bike hire or any personal cycling equipment, clothing or helmet (obligatory). A road bike is recommended. Bike hire can be organised for you.
Optional return bike transfer from Stanmore to Lake District for those unable to take their bikes – at an additional charge to be advised.
Any tips, trips, entry fees, coffees or personal expenses.
How challenging is it? BOOK NOW

This is an intermediate to tough level of challenge that encompasses part of the renowned Fred Whitton Challenge. While not technically difficult, the route has been designed to be challenging - but achievable - with some regular training. Ideally you should be a keen cyclist, have a good level of fitness, enjoy training and ride regularly - with an ability to sustain the level of effort required over a period of days. Hill training is highly recommended. You will be required to complete a medical form and sign a disclaimer.

This itinerary may be subject to change.


Any questions?

Talk to Challenges on 020 8420 6811 or email


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