The Tour of The Pennines, an amazing mix of challenging climbs, amazing descents and stunning scenery in an area which will be new to many of our customers.
An event with over 1,500 riders in the past! The HQ at Barnard Castle is great to access from the East and West, just off the A66. We ride North with the first climb after only 10km known locally as Billy Lane.
It’s lumpy all the way to the first Stanhope Stop after 37km where we’ll enjoy all the really great feed stop treats you expect from Velo29. Here the Medium route (no short option) heads back South with the delightful climb of Unthank Bank (official 100 Climbs number 155), you’ll understand its name on the day! The wonderful thing is that once we crest the 395m summit we descend then immediately we tackle Bollihope Climb, all the way from 300m to 500m in 1 mile!
Ride Time: 3 – 6hrs
Start: 08:00 – 08:30
Ride Time: 4 – 7hrs
Start Time: 07:30 – 08:00
Feeds: Stanhope x2