Killhope Challenge Rides 2024

Sportive/Challenge Ride

Event description

Houghton Cycling club are again promoting two challenging rides in the stunning North Pennines on Sunday 28th April 2024

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

Event Details:

Event: 1.…The KILLHOPE…Challenge………102kms……… Date: …28.4.2024  £12 entry fee (100 rider limit)

Event: 2…. The NO KILLHOPE …Challenge…54kms…………Date…..28.4.2024    £10 entry fee (50 rider limit)

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 and 3000ft in the 54km . 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 food and drinks at the finish. There will be three check points in the 102km event and one in the 54km event.

In the 102km ride there is a cafe at the second check point at Allenheads (Hemmel) ahd two at St John's Chapel.

Any surplus from these events will be donated to the St Cuthbert's Hospice Durham

Route sheet, GPX files and instructions will be emailed to everyone w/c  22nd April (entries close 24th April)

Entry details : On Line entries only Link :TBA

Email enquiries to Dave Cummins :



Event facilities

Adequate car parking
Feed Stops
Route card
Signed route

Route details

Start location


Lanchester Community Centre
Newbiggen Lane
United Kingdom

Grid reference
NZ 164 476
Additional information
The community Centre lies in the middle of Lanchester

Date and start time

  • Sunday 28 April 2024 - 08:00

Contact details


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