Timed to run in July each year, the Tour de Staveley had its 11th edition in 2017 and is a fantastic way to celebrate the Tour de France in the beautiful Lake District.
Starting and finishing in Mill Yard, Staveley, there are 2 road courses, offering great views and some challenging climbs, with after-race food provided by Wilfs Café. We also screen the days racing from the Tour de France.
Proceeds from the event are donated to charity, making this a great way to enjoy a workout and help a good cause.
The Sam Houghton Challenge is an annual event, in commemoration of a keen local mountain bike rider who lost his battle against cancer in 2006. Proceeds from the event go to Cancer Research UK.
It takes in some of the best local bridleways and some challenging climbs and descents between Troutbeck, Kentmere and Longsleddale.
There are two courses, short and long, and several categories for solo, pairs or teams of riders, and for electric bikes. Both courses start and finish in Mill Yard, next to the cafe.
Full details can be found at http://www.samhoughtonchallenge.co.uk/