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 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 £27. Enter online here. Entries on the day are £30, payable in cash or cheque. Unfortunately, we have had to increase the entry fee for 2022 due to increases in our cost base. Any money after event costs from the entry fees goes directly to support Road Peace.

All riders will receive the legendary Team Townend water bottle, as well as our famous tea and cakes at the end of the ride.


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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.


23rd April 2022


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