Killhope Challenge Rides

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Sunday, 24 April 2022

Killhope Challenge Rides


Houghton Cycling club are promoting two challenging rides in the stunning North Pennines on Sunday 24th April 2022 ss part of their 90 year celebrations

The 102km event formerly the Killhope Grimpeur, is  this time accompanied by a shorter but still challenging 54km ride

Event Details:

Event: 1.…The KILLHOPE…Challenge………102kms……… Date: …24.4.2022  £8 entry fee

Event: 2…. The NO KILLHOPE …Challenge…54kms…………Date…..24.4.2022    £5 entry fee

General Event Information:                             

102km Reliability ride starting in Lanchester Co Durham, and taking in Blanchland, Allenheads, Nenthead, Killhope Cross, St Johns Chapel, Crawleyside and back to Lanchester. The climb of Killhope Cross is over 2000 ft and was part of stage 6 in the 2021 Tour of Britain.

54km. A shorter but still challenging ride, as above but missing out on the Blanchland to Crawleyside loop, there is no climb of Killhope Cross on this ride..

These are both challenging hilly rides with almost 6000 feet of climbing in the 102km event . Low gears are a must for both events.

The 102 km will start from Lanchester between 8.30am and 9.00am, the 54km will start at 9.30am. All finishers will be able to enjoy free light refreshments at the finish. There will be three control points in the 102km event and one in the 54km event.

Route sheet and instructions will be emailed to everyone w/c  18th April (entries close 17th April)

Entry details will follow shortly

Email enquiries to Dave Cummins :


Event Facilities 
Adequate car parking
Changing rooms
Feed Stops
Route card
Newbiggen Lane
United Kingdom
Date and start time
Sunday, 24 April, 2022 - 08:30
Lanchester Community Centre, Newbiggen Lane Lanchester Co Durham DH7 0PB

Contact details

Dave Cummins
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