COVID-19 Measures for Team Townend 2021

Before the event



Registration for the event will be available online until Friday 2th July. Registration on the day will not be permitted. Please do not turn up to the event if you do not register online by the 2th July. 


Friends and family

We appreciate that the Team Townend Challenge is a great family day out and many riders come with family and friends to enjoy the views, tea and cakes and the odd beer. Due to COVID-19 restrictions we ask that only those riding the event attend the event and event centre this year. 


Download the event GPX file

The route will be signposted as usual, but there will be fewer marshals helping. If you have a suitable device (Garmin, Wahoo etc, smartphone with navigation app) please download the GPX file for your course so you do not end up in the wrong valley. 


If you feel unwell before the event

Please exercise the upmost caution, if you feel a unwell, in anyway before the event and suspect that you might have COVID-19, please do not come to the event centre. This is to protect the health of the other riders and volunteers. As a gesture of goodwill, we will roll over your entry until 2022 if you are unable to ride due to illness. We cannot transfer entries to another rider. Please send an email to confirm your non-attendance



We have a large number of prizes that were donated to Team Townend in 2020 that we will be giving away this year in a raffle. Every rider will get one ticket included as part of their entry and you can buy more raffle tickets for a chance to win amazing prizes either online or on the day of the event. All money raised will go to RoadPeace. 


On the day of the event 


Rider sign-on

The rider sign-on will be located in the field adjacent to Loweswater Village Hall. Face masks must be worn by riders to collect their timing chips. Please bring your helmet to the sign-on so the timing chip can be attached. There will be hand sanitiser available for your use at the rider sign-on. 


Once you have collected your timing chip, please wait by your car until the scheduled start time for your course. If you have cycled to the event please find a spot in the field where you can easily social distance from other riders. At all times, please adhere to general social distancing measures around other riders and event organisers/volunteers. 


Coffee van

A coffee van will be available in the parking area if you need a pre-ride caffeine boost. Appropriate social distancing and mask wearing is required to protect you and others at all times when buying any refreshments. 



There will be two portoloo toilets available. There will be no access to the Village Hall toilets for the duration of the event. 


Ride start times

To avoid large congregations of riders before and after the event, please respect the following start times:


Dirty double course: 08:30 – 09:20

Long course: 09:30 – 10:20

Short course: 10:30 – 11:00. 


Grange feed stop

The usual Grange feed stop will be provided for the Long and Dirty Double courses. At the feed stop, all riders should wear a face mask. Hand sanitizer will be provided for your use. 


Riders will be given a small paper bag of baked goods and bananas and will be able to refill water bottles from a water container. Recycling and compost bins will be provided for your waste. 


Post-event food

One of the delights of Team Townend is the spread of cakes, bakes, sandwiches and tea on a help yourself basis. In 2021 the post-event food which will be served in the Loweswater village hall in a “one-way system”. Please follow the signage to collect your food. All riders should use the hand sanitiser provided before entering the village hall and wear a face mask at all times inside the village hall.  


Our volunteers will serve tea and a selection of sandwiches and cakes. Once you have collected your recovery food, please leave the village hall. All food should be consumed outside or in the parking area. Please respect social distancing measures and wear face masks when you are not eating.

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