About

In 2010, Christian and Niggy went out for a ride like we all do. But this time, they didn’t come home.

 

We organised the Team Townend Challenge in their memory, to bring friends, family and cyclists together to raise funds for our chosen charity, RoadPeace, who campaign for road safety and justice for victims of road collisions. 

 

Every pound of the £70,000 raised to date has gone directly to RoadPeace.

Team Townend Challenge will back in April 2022. 

Our fundraising target of £100,000 remains in place, it just might take a bit longer to get there. Find out how you can support Team Townend on our Fundraising page.
The COURSES
The Classic
22 miles 2361ft climbing

Suitable for new, young, old or experienced riders, the Short One is no walk in the park but will leave you grinning from ear to ear. 

View the route here.

The Challenge
40 miles, 4582ft climbing

​The classic Long One has the best riders gritting their teeth with no fewer than 4 seriously steep Lakeland Passes to contend with. Grange feed stop is legendary.

View the route here.

The Dirty Double
66 miles, 7676ft climbing

If the Long One just isn't tough enough, the Dirty Double sends you over two more passes. Earn those cakes.

View the route here 

Find us

All routes start at Loweswater Village Hall, Cumbria, CA13 0RU from 8:30am, Saturday 23rd April 2022. 

Entry Price

All online entries are £20 plus £1.50 admin fee. Enter online here. No entries on the day. 

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JOIN TEAM TOWNEND

Team Townend Challenge would not be possible without the amazing volunteers who give their time to bake cakes and make sandwiches, and the route marshals who keep everyone heading in the right direction. 

Given the current situation, we are still figuring out logistics but will likely still need support from volunteers. Typically, we looking for volunteers to help out with:

  • Qualified first aiders

  • Event registration on the day

  • Support at Loweswater Village hall

  • Marshalling on the short, long and dirty double courses

If you would like to help, please complete this form with your details. 

We are also looking for corporate sponsorship. 

Get in touch at teamtownendchallenge@gmail.com to find out how we can work together.

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SPoNSORS & SUPPORTERS

Our sponsors

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Triathlon Bikes  specialise in triathlon and TT bikes. They stock many ex demo bikes from some of the world's top cycling brands as well as carefully hand selected pre owned bikes.

Triathlon Bikes, 17 Walmgate, York, YO1 9TX. 

info@triathlon-bikes.com, 01904 541 578

www.triathlon-bikes.com

Big thank you to our generous supporters 

Strawberries and Cream Festival

Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

Aspava Restaurant

Cockermouth, Cumbria

BTR fabrications

Frome, Somerset

Cartmel Sticky Toffee Pudding

Cartmel, Cumbria

Fermento Italian Family Kitchen

Cockermouth, Cumbria

Fyne Fish

Cockermouth, Cumbria

Honest Lawyer

Cockermouth, Cumbria

Jill Davis

Cockermouth, Cumbria

Keswick Museum

Keswick, Cumbria

Lakeland Mues

Wigton, Cumbria

Linden Tree

Cockermouth, Cumbria

New House Farm, Lorton Valley

Lorton, Cumbria

Sally Moon

Cumbria

SUNDRIED

Shoeburyness, Essex

The Cottage in the Woods

Whinlatter, Cumbria

The Toy Shop Cockermouth

Cockermouth, Cumbria

TrailMaps.co.uk

Stafford, Staffordshire

Windermere Aquatic Boat Hire

Windermere, Cumbria

Augill Castle

Kirkby Stephen, Cumbria

The Cambridge Club Festival

Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

Augill Castle

Kirkby Stephen, Cumbria

Cable and Blake

Kendal, Cumbria

Sir Chris Bonington

Cumbria

Floral Boutique Cockermouth

Cockermouth, Cumbria

Ginger bakers

Kendal, Cumbria

Honistor Slate Mines

Honister, Cumbria

Jonny Wilkinson

Kin Toffee Vodka

Ulverston, Cumbria

Lakeside Hotel and Spa

Newby Bridge, Cumbria

Lorton Village Shop

Lorton, Cumbria

Pure Lakes

Kendal, Cumbria

Shand Cycles

Livingston, West Lothian

Strolling for Shoes

Cockermouth, Cumbria

The New Bookshop, Cockermouth

Cockermouth, Cumbria

The Wordsworth Hotel and Spa

Grasmere, Cumbria

Tracy Moseley Racing

Yard46

Kendal, Cumbria

Veeva Coffee Shop

Cockermouth, Cumbria

The World of Beatrix Potter

Bowness-on-Windermere, Cumbria

Carradice

Nelson, Lancashire

Cycling weekly

Frog bikes

Ascot, Berkshire

Hestascene

Caldbeck, Cumbria

Jaco Van Gass

Katy Curd

Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire

Kong Adventure Centre

Keswick, Cumbria

Langdale Estate

Ambleside, Cumbria

Mere Glass

Cockermouth, Cumbria

RD Glass

Cockermouth, Cumbria

Stolen Goat

Hook, Hampshire

The Brewery Arts Centre

Kendal, Cumbria

The Old Laundry Theatre

Bowness-on-Windermere, Cumbria

Tony West, Photography

Cumbria

Whinlatter - Forestry England

Keswick, Cumbria

Aspava Restaurant

Cockermouth, Cumbria

 

23rd April 2022

TEAM TOWNEND CHALLENGE

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