Ride the Pendle Pedal in the picturesque Pennines

Route offers option of medieval Kings Highway

Riders from across the UK will descend on east Lancashire this summer for one of the toughest sportives around: the Pendle Pedal.

This epic ride will take participants over a challenging 60-mile or 100-mile route through the beautiful and hilly Pendle, RibbleValley, LuneValley and Forest of Bowland countryside, on Sunday, August 3.

The route will include some of the most famed and feared climbs in British cycling, including the Nick O’Pendle, Waddington Fell, Tatham Fell and the Trough of Bowland; tests which have been set for professionals in previous Tour of Britain, Kelloggs Tour and Milk Race races.

This year’s Full Tour includes the option of a new challenge in the form of the Salter Fell ‘

Kings Highway
’ – 10 miles of rough climbs and descents on a medieval road across this remote moor.

Pendle Pedal is part of Pendle Bike Fest 2008 – a series of cycling events including Premier Calendar and Elite Series races featuring the country’s top riders as well as  leisure rides and activities for people new to cycling.

The sportive will start and finish at the Rolls Royce Sports Ground in Barnoldswick on the Lancashire-Yorkshire border with the Pendle Cycle Show taking place on the same day and at the same place.

You can enter Pendle Pedal on-line at www.pennineevents.co.uk. while details about the Pendle Bike Fest 2008 including locations and dates are available at http://www.pendlebikefest.com

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