What are the actual timings on the day?

THURSDAY 20 SEP 2018
17:00 – 19:00 Arrival and registration of all team members and room allocation. Please try not to arrive after this time. 
17:45 Transfer from Oxenholme station, for those travelling by train. Please note you must arrive by 17.30 to board this service. 
18:30 Navigation clinic
19:45 Dinner, event introduction and map issue. 

FRIDAY 21 SEP 2018
07:00 Breakfast
08:30 Race brief
09:00 Race start at Langdale YHA Event Centre
14:00 Race finish
14:30 Post race meal
15:00 Prize giving
15:30 Depart - coach arrives at Oxenholme Station approx 16:30


 

Are there any rules I need to know about?

The event will last for up to five hours in total with around two hours fell running/walking, two hours of on/off road cycling a surprise activity and time trial. This is not a relay race and you need to stay together as a team and take part in all activities. But you may choose to do more running than cycling (for instance) to make the best use of your team’s strengths. All teams will start at the same time at the running section and you can only transition into cycling once. 

Teams should visit as many check points as possible in the time allowed as each check point will be worth different points. You will have to navigate from each check point using different maps for both the running and cycling sections. There are heavy penalties for late finishers so we would advise ensuring you get back on time. 

Teams can be up to four people with two as the minimum. Event maps will be given out after the evening briefing and teams will be allowed to plan for the race, however teams must not practice their routes in advance. 

The event rules will be clearly stated on the day of the event but for enjoyment and your safety you must stay together in your teams and bring the equipment listed on the kit list FAQ. Electronic chip timing will be used and all teams will be tracked by GPS. 


 

What kit am I expected to bring?

Compulsory for Run section:
Waterproof jacket with hood
Mobile phone (including plastic bag to waterproof) 
Whistle (1 per team) 
Compass (1 per team) 
Foil Blanket (1 per team) 
Torch
First aid kit including wound dressing, bandage, strapping (1 per team) 

Suggested for run section:
Backpack or bumbag
Water bottle/bladder
Hat, gloves, base layer, shorts/leggings
Food/snacks
Trail shoes
Watch
Map (issued) 

Compulsory for cycle section:
Waterproof jacket with hood
Mobile phone (including plastic bag to waterproof) 
Whistle (1 per team) 
Compass (1 per team) 
Foil Blanket (1 per team) 
Torch
First aid kit including wound dressing, bandage, strapping (1 per team) 
Bike helmet
Rear red light 

Suggested for cycle section:
Mountain bike* 
Bike clothing
Bike water bottles
Food/snacks
Watch
Cycle puncture repair, spare tubes and tools
Map (issued) 

Our final water section means your kit will get wet, but you can leave any valuables etc. at the side or with a team mate.


 

Can I hire a bike in advance? 

Yes, use either of the following shops - Cyclewise will deliver and collect and be at the event on the day. All bikes must be collected on the Thursday and stored at the venue or, Cyclewise will deliver on the Friday morning.

countrylaneslakedistrict.co.uk

cyclewise.co.uk


 

Can I take my bike on the train?

Yes, but you must book this in advance as there are limited spaces on each train. Also, get a bike transit confirmation and print it out for the day of travel. 


 

What type of bike do I need?

There is a lot of off-road cycling so we recommend a mountain bike. You could use a cyclocross bike, but you may have to carry this to reach some of the control points. Avoid Raleigh Tomahawks. 


 

What sort of shoes should I wear for the running section?

It will be wet and muddy and often gravelly so we recommend off-road running shoes that offer better grip (and keep your feet a bit drier).