Glasgow to Burnley

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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.

Highlights

Cycle the stunning Mennock Pass

Pass through romantic wedding destination, Gretna Green

Cycle through the Yorkshire Dales National Park

Tackle the ascent of Fleet Moss

Itinerary

A four-day cycle ride where you will cycle 442km with an elevation of 5535m.

Day 1:

The groups will set off and start cycling south towards Sanquhar for the night. Everyone will be cycling through the Lowther Hill range, and towards the highest village in Scotland – Wanlockhead. The descent is through the scenic Mennock Pass, which weaves through the beautiful southern uplands.

Day 2: 

Departing from Sanquhar there are a few hills in the morning that will wake the legs up for the rest of the day’s ride. After passing through Dumfries, the riding becomes fairly flat and it won’t be long until we are waving goodbye to Scotland and saying Hello to England, as we cross the border. We cross via the famous village of Gretna Green, where couples used to elope from England to get married. Towards the end of the day you will be riding into Carlisle for the night.

Day 3:

Our focus for today is the fabulous Yorkshire Dales, which you will pretty much ride from top to bottom. The first half of the day passes Carlisle racecourse and winds its way along quiet country roads through Ingle Wood and Eden District and between the Lakes and the North Pennines AONB until we enter the Dales after Kirkby Stephen.

This distance on this day will see you cycle near to 137km. Once you have reached the summit of Fleet Moss (see climb profile below) at 110km, you will descend through Deepdale before joining the Tour de France route and the rolling terrain will take you towards Wharfdale, Kettlewell and onto your accommodation for the night in Grassington.

Day 4:

This is our final day of riding and we have saved the best for last! We take on two climbs; Oxenhope Moor and Heptonstall Road in West Yorkshire.

Everyone departs from Grassington and cycles past the 12th century ruins of Bolton Abbey and into Skipton. It’s not long before the long steady climb from the village of Oxenhope taking you to the top of Oxenhope Moor. This was referred to as Côte d’ Oxenhope Moor when it was used in the Tour de France Grand Depart.

After the descent into Hebden Bridge, the route climbs back up onto the Upper Calder Valley, before descending down into Burnley where you will be able to celebrate your achievements.

More Information

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

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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