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: 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 : email@example.com