Stumped and Dented


206km cycling event starting from Caton, nr Lancaster. Controls at Whalley and Caton., plus 4 information controls.

Lumpy route from Caton through the Forest of Bowland and the Yorshire Dales then join up with riders on the the companion event to return via Ribblehead and Dent.

Make sure you and your bicycle are adequately prepared for this innaugural event which offers a challenging but enjoyable route passing through several remote moorland areas. From Caton into the Forest of Bowland for a descent of the Trough then to Whalley for the first control. Skirt Pendle Hill for control number two at Colne then a lumpy section via Skipton to Stump Cross Cavens and cafe at 100km which is the third control. Retrace a few km for a downhill section to Grassington where, a short while later, you may come across folk on the companion event - 'A Bit Dented 150' as both events converge until the end. Gently climb along lovely Littondale to the fourth control at Litton - The Queens Arms pub, then carry on to Halton Gill where the road climbs more steeply before descending to Stainforth. Climb via Horton-in-Ribblesdale past Ribblehead Viaduct then under Denthead Viaduct down to Dent which is the final control. The climb from Dent is steep and short but is rewarded with a long descent of beautiful Barbondale followed by eighteen flat km back to Caton. At present, due to COVID restrictions, the ride is offered as a postal finish but if things improve I hope to offer ride validation on the day at a pub finish. Caton is easy to get to, being just 8km from Lancaster which is situated on the West Coast Mainline and adjacent to the M6 motorway. There are a number of budget hotels in the area. Free car parks and on street parking is available at the start.

Event Date and Location

200 km (206 km) in 14h25
08:00 to finish by 22:25
Starting from:
Caton, nr Lancaster
£10.00 (£11.00 when paying with PayPal)

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PARENTAL CONSENT is required for entrants under 18 years of age. This can be declared by the parent/guardian making an online entry on behalf of the under 18 rider. Otherwise, although an entry can be made online, the parent/guardian should complete and sign the parental consent form available here. More information about event entry terms related to under 18 year olds is here.

Event Information

14.3-30 km/h
Peak Audax CTC
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Organiser Information

Darrell Whittle

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Parking at start
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Free or reasonably priced refreshments at start &/or finish
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Stumped and Dented

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