The toughest Lakeland Sportive, in Loweswater, in May, just got even tougher.

Check out our new Dirty Double course 

 
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.

 

2020 will mark the 10th anniversary of Christian and Niggy’s deaths, and the 10th Team Townend Challenge. To continue honouring them, this year, we are going big and aiming high!

We have set a target to reach £100,000. Find out how you can support Team Townend on our Fundraising page.
We have added an additional course to challenge even the keenest cyclists and most enthusiastic cake eaters
 
We are organising a special edition evening do with great beer and live music!
 
We are brewing some special Team Townend ale and will have new limited edition jerseys for sale in our shop.
The COURSES
The Young Ones New for 2020

Perfect for up and coming cyclists, our balance bike race and mini cyclocross event will keep all the family entertained.

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.

Entry Price

All online entires are £20 plus £1.50 admin fee. Enter online here. Entries on the day are £25. 

The COURSES
The Young Ones New for 2020

Perfect for up and coming cyclists, our balance bike race and mini cyclocross event will keep all the family entertained.

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 New for 2020
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 9:00am, Saturday 9th May 2020. 

Entry Price

All online entries are £20 plus £1.50 admin fee. Enter online here. Entries on the day are £25. 

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. 

We are planning more activities for 2020 and are looking for volunteers to help out with:

  • Event registration on the day

  • Support at Loweswater Village hall

  • Marshalling on the short, long and dirty double courses

  • Evening do - ticket collections, bar support and logistics

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.

10th Anniversary Edition

TEAM TOWNEND CHALLENGE

9 May 2020

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