The Sam Houghton Challenge

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