New Cycling Event to be hosted in the Beautiful Peak District
On the 3rd July 2011 the Peak District will play host to an exciting new cycling event, The National Trust’s White Peak Challenge Ride. This event has been organised by Britain’s favourite cycling event organisers, KILO TO GO on behalf of the National Trust and will start and finish in the picturesque village of Ilam.
The event forms part of the National Trust’s new cycling programme which encourages people to enjoy the outdoors on a bike. Three route options are available so cyclists of all levels and abilities can take part. The routes include a 38 mile route, ideally suited for cyclists who are new to taking part in cycling challenges and there is also a 57 mile and an 87 mile route option for the more advanced cyclist.
As well as being a great challenge, The White Peak Challenge Ride will take in some of the most beautiful spots in the White Peaks which is the southern area of the Peak District National Park. This will give cyclists the pleasure of experiencing some of the stunning wooded river valleys, beautiful dales, meandering streams, caves and limestone towns such as Ashbourne and Bakewell as they make their way through the challenge.
The White Peaks, in particular Dovedale also has a rich wildlife population and is home to some magnificent water birds and wild flowers, which cyclists can enjoy...should they get the chance for a pit stop!.
If you’re interested in taking part in the White Peak Challenge Ride on Sunday 3rd July, visit the "a href="http://www.kilotogo.com/index.php?option=event_detail&event_id=30">KILO TO GO website for more information on the routes, charge and entry details. If you’re looking for places to stay in the Peak District to make a weekend of it then the Izaak Walton Hotel is located in the charming valley of Dovedale which is just a ten minute walk away from Ilam.
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