9 Lakes Challenge


BEspoke guided rides

pie is a cycling events company delivering amazing bespoke bike rides throughout the UK and Europe. We create, develop, manage, operate and deliver fully supported guided group cycling trips for companies, charities and groups of individuals.  All to your specific brief.

“The Lakes” – need we say any more? Beautiful scenery and rugged terrain combine to offer the ideal location for a challenge…. right on our doorstep! Our favourite challenge? That would be hiking and biking around nine lakes in nine hours. Did we mention we finish at the pub?!


Choice of routes graded by difficulty

37km guided cycling

15km guided hiking

Challenging, but beautiful, terrain

Full support crew

Option to hike only


Day 1

Arrival at the hotel in time for registration and bike fitting. Dinner at your leisure.

Day 2

The day begins with a safety briefing at the hotel, before heading off in our groups along a choice of routes for a 37km ride among the beautiful Lakes. Throughout the morning, we pass lines of dry-stone walls and sheep grazing in the fields, as we make our way up the challenging climbs and down the descents that the Lake District is renowned for.

The transition area signals the end of the riding section, and our support crew will be on hand to serve you some well-earned refreshments to replenish your energy and prepare for the next stage of the challenge – the hike.

The hike itself will take around 4 or 5 hours, where we travel up and over the Langdales. Various route options will be offered, and you will be led in your group by an experienced local guide at all times.

The summit is only half the story though, and so we take a longer, gradual descent towards the finish location at the Sticklebarn Tavern – the only pub run by the National Trust.

After a final toast, everybody will be transported back to the hotel for showers and to get changed in time for the celebration meal!

Day 3

Breakfast is taken at your leisure, before departing for home.

More Information

Interested? Please contact us for more details. Call 01932 460090 or email info@pieevents.co.uk and download the event summary sheet.


pie delivers fully supported bespoke guided rides throughout the UK and Europe for the discerning cyclist.

Every ride is designed completely to your needs so your cyclists, no matter what standard they are, will have a fabulous time.

We’re known for our efficiency, integrity, and our passion to get it right. From your 1st contact with us, to the last cyclist’s arrival, we will make your event as effortless and awesome as possible.

Your cyclists will be led in small groups of similar standards by our team of amazing guides on bikes who are in turn supported by our experienced crew of tour leaders and medics.

The end result is stunning scenery, challenging ascents, incredible descents, perfect hotels, great food, like minded company.

In short, an amazing ride.

Download the Summary Sheet for more details