9 Lakes Challenge

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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.


We are a cycling events company specialising in developing and delivering high quality bespoke guided bike rides throughout the UK and Europe. We work with multinationals, charities and private groups to deliver exactly what you want, so your ride is tailor made for you.

All of our events are fully supported. Our multi-day rides are guided on a ratio of 1 guide to 10 cyclists and supported by an experienced crew of tour leaders and medics. Our sportives are fully supported with vehicles, medics and an experienced team delivering safety and logistics. We provide 3 food stops a day, we transport luggage from A to B, and deal with all mechanical and medical issues.

Beautiful scenery & great riding is provided as standard!

Download the Summary Sheet for more details