The Distance 2019

We are branding this event ‘Self Supported with benefits’. Think bike packing across the best trails and quiet roads available in the area, without knowing where you'll go next, or where you'll finish. You can pack light and just enjoy the riding on offer. The event is not a race but more a sociable challenge.

From a single start point each rider will visit a series of checkpoints throughout the day.  How they get between the checkpoints will be dependent on their rate of progress and the style of riding they choose. From ‘adventure roads’ to mountain bike trails, there are up to 3 route options at every checkpoint and your arrival time will determine which route options are open to you.

Some will ride 80+ miles, some won’t reach 50 miles, but all will arrive to hot food, a comfortable camp and a complimentary gin cocktail (don’t worry there'll be mocktails and  beer too).  The overnight gives an opportunity to relive the day with friends old and new.

The Distance is sponsored by All-City Cycles, in association with Miss Grape Bikepacking and Tioga, along with support from Squirt Lube UK. The brands will have a low key exhibition at the overnight camp, so you can take a look at their product while chilling with friends and a beer. Also joining us are Alpkit, who'll have their tepee out on the lawn and some evening entertainment.

  • Date

    Saturday 15th June 2019
  • Closing Date

    Wednesday 5th June 2019
  • Location

    The Pavillion at the Rec Ground , Kendal Rd
    LA8 9LP
    Cumbria - Staveley
    United Kingdom
  • Rider Entry

    £ 65.00per entry
  • Friends/family

    £ 25.00per entry