24 Jun 40TUDE’S COAST TO COAST CYCLE CHALLENGE – 29TH SEPTEMBER – 3RD OCTOBER 2021
September 29, 2021 - October 3, 2021
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Coast to Coast of England is on every cyclist’s bucket list. But just how much better would it be if you added in the best of the Tour of Yorkshire and Tour de France as well? It’s immense! This September 2021 we will be challenging ourselves to cycle from Morecambe to Scarborough on a coast to coast ride via the iconic climbs of Yorkshire such as Buttertubs and Oxnop Scar.
The Tour will follow the usual successful formula of three route options a day, each of different difficulties, guided riding, support vehicles, medics, transport of bikes to the start and back from the finish, three food and drink stops a day, post ride food, excellent evening meals and accommodation along the way, finish celebrations, and, of course amazing cycling in a fantastic peloton of 40tuders.
This ride will offer fabulous cycling during your pedalling day but also time off the bike at the end of the ride to relax with your fellow cyclists.
You can expect a variety of routes to suit everyone, catering for novice to intermediate riders as well as those who feel the need for the drama of the Yorkshire scenery. Each of our pie guides will lead their small group on the group’s choice of route each day so there will be a route and speed for everyone.
September 29th – October 3rd 2021
Please note the deadline to sign up to this ride is Close of Play 13th July 2021.
Cost per person:
The event price is £1635 (please see below about fundraising for 40tude).
Includes all food, accommodation, a unique tour jersey, drinks, post ride snacks, group coach transfers from and to the recommended trains, guides and three route options per day (minimum numbers apply).
- A Bucket List Coast to Coast featuring some of The Lake District too
- Opportunity to do a number of Tour de France and Tour of Yorkshire climbs, including Buttertubs
- Three options of guided routes a day, excellent riding, wonderful scenery and good hotels
Day 1 – Warm up
See travel details below.
We’ll have lunch on arrival at Morecambe Bay while we are setting up the bikes. As usual we have three routes on offer for our warm up ride – some flatter and some hillier, but all will give you a good feel for the area. We will set off on a linear route to our first hotel.
We head north along the sea front with views of Morecambe Bay to the west and soon move inland along quiet roads to reach the south Lakes area. At this point the Challenging route takes the most direct route to the hotel, whilst the Tough route heads north west towards Windermere. Epic heads further west to the shore line as Tough change course and head due north. They both come together to ride through Kendal and out of town to the east to our first night’s accommodation.
Dinner and accommodation Castle Green
Please note all accommodation is subject to confirmation
All routes start the day heading east toward the Dales and finish riding through Malham Cove, through Gargrave and into Skipton.
In the middle of the ride, the Challenging route follows the River Dee along Dentdale, whilst the Tough and Epic route continue east into the Dales.
The Epic route then tackles two Tour climbs, the first the classic Buttertubs (a Tour de France feature) and then Oxnop Scar and over the Moors, before joining the others on the challenging route near Ribbleshead.
The Tough route heads towards Hawes and picks up the Tour de France route before tackling Fleet Moss and then back south towards Malham Cove.
Whichever route you take this is fabulous riding.
Dinner and accommodation in the Rendezvous Skipton
Day 3 is in the direction of York and all routes start heading east through and past Bolton Abbey then north towards Grassington. All routes then ride up Greenhow Hill and past Stump Cross Caverns before descending to Pateley Bridge.
Tough and Challenging continue east towards the famous Brimham Rocks whilst Epic rides alongside Gouthwaite Reservoir and then up the steep Trapping Hill, across the Moors and into the lovely market town of Masham – famous for its 2 breweries.
Epic heads south to Ripon where Tough joins the route having ridden through Studley Roget Park. Both routes then head to the river town of Knaresborough where we meet the Challenging route and head onto quiet flat roads all the way to York.
All routes then head through the attractive towns of Masham and Ripon and into Harrogate via Knaresborough, finishing in York.
Dinner and accommodation in the The Radisson Hotel, York
Day Four and it’s north and west towards Scarborough including the North Moors National Park and the North Riding Forest Park
All groups follow the same route to morning stop,passing Castle Howard along flat and quiet roads.
For the section before lunch Tough and Epic both head north, with Tough riding through Hutton Le Hole, across Spaunton Moor, down Rosedale Chimney and back towards Cropton for lunch. Epic take a longer route north to Rosedale Head, before turning south across Rosedale Moor and then up Rosedale Chimney before meeting Tough for lunch.
All groups join the same route in the afternoon from Crompton through the Dalby and North Riding Forests and into Scarborough.
Dinner and accommodation in the: The Crown Spa
Transport from Scarborough to York station to meet the recommended train back to London or Edinburgh is provided:
Please note all routes are subject to change
What’s included and what’s not:
Included in the package:
- 4 nights’ twin room en suite accommodation in 3 – 4 star hotels
- 4 breakfasts
- 3 excellent packed / picnic lunches
- 1 restaurant lunch
- Refreshment stops in the morning and afternoon on each full riding day plus one on the Wednesday afternoon
- 4 x 3-course evening meals including wine
- Transfers from Lancaster train station to the start
- Transfer from the Scarborough hotel to York train station
- Guided riding on your choice of three routes each day (numbers dependent)
- Guides at a ratio of approx 1 guide to 8-10 cyclists
- Support vehicles with bike spares, med kits, water, etc
- Tour leaders in charge of the logistics of the ride
- Return transfer of your bike from The Storage King, Weybridge to the start of the ride and back to Weybridge from the finish
- 1 x unique Tour cycle jersey
- pie water bottle
- Drinks reception before dinner on the last night
- Gala dinner on the last night
Not included in the event price:
- Train travel to the start and back from the finish of the ride
- Coach travel if you choose not to book the recommended trains as detailed below
- Single room supplement – available for a supplement of £295
- Travel or bike insurance
- Personal expenditures
- Travel back from finish to the start
- Train on Wednesday September 29th from London Euston to Lancaster 08.30 arrives 10.56 (2 ½ hours)
- 15 min coach ride from Lancaster to Morecambe, shared with those on Scottish train
- Train from Edinburgh to Lancaster on Wednesday September 29th leaves 08.52 arrives 10.57
- 15 min coach ride from Lancaster to Morecambe, shared with London Euston train
- For the Sunday travel, October 3rd – Scarborough to York by coach is just over an hour. Leave at approx. 9.00am to meet following trains:
- York to London Kings Cross direct: 10.31 dep – arrive 12.40;
- York to Edinburgh direct – 10.31 arr 12.59;
As well as the above travel arrangements, some people may like to drive to the start, leave their car and then get a lift back to the start / to their car with their bike at the end of the ride. We are not providing this option as standard but if it is of interest, please say so on our registration form.
Testimonial from a Previous Rider
‘The 40tude cycle events run in conjunction with pie are simply outstanding. If I start with 40tude and the mission to raise awareness of curing colon cancer that in itself is motivational and inspiring. Then to see the work funded by 40tude to support St. Mark’s Hospital, one can only describe it as truly transformational. The cycle rides themselves are extremely well organised with destinations, routes, hotels all hand picked to ensure each rider can safely challenge themselves whilst enjoying the journey. Each year we have 3 different routes so riders can choose the level of difficulty or indeed pace they want to cycle at each day. I’ve made life long friends being part of 40tude and I’m proud of everything that’s been achieved by the charity and me as a cyclist’.
Steve Morrison, COO, Bridges Fund Management
40tude curing colon cancer is a registered charity which raises funds and promotes awareness of colon cancer. To date 40tude has raised more than £1.5 million for St Mark’s Hospital in Harrow, the UK’s national bowel hospital. The funds we raise support ground-breaking research projects targeted at improving the early diagnosis and treatment of colon cancer.
40tude raises funds via a series of physical challenges throughout the year. These help to raise awareness of colon cancer and the importance of actively getting screened regularly for this type of cancer, ideally from your mid-40s, as it can be prevented if it is identified early. www.40tude.org.uk
Corporate Event Sponsorship:
This tour raises money for 40tude curing colon cancer (Registered Charity Number 1160500).
Sponsorship of the tour, kit, drinks, meals, guides etc. is very much welcomed. Any such support enables 40tude to commit more funds to inspiring NHS research into colon cancer, which without our help would not move forward.
Please contact Kate at 40tude for more details: firstname.lastname@example.org
Fundraising for 40tude:
This cycle challenge is one of 40tude’s main annual fundraising events. We ask participants to commit to raise (or donate) a minimum of £250 per head. Ideally, if this is raised in the form of sponsorship, this will help communicate 40tude’s key messages of the importance of being aware of colon cancer and getting screened regularly from your mid-40s for this type of cancer to a wider audience than we could otherwise reach.
We appreciate there is huge variety in the amount individuals are able to raise, and if you feel unable to commit to raise a minimum of £250 but would still like to participate please contact Kate@40tude.org.uk and the trustees will review the particular circumstances.
The easiest way to fundraise for 40tude is to set up a fundraising page on 40tude’s website. Kate will advise further as to how to do this.
You will receive an exclusive Tour cycle jersey on arrival for the start of the tour. When you register you will be asked what size you would like, based on a size guide provided by Le Col. If you are happy with “Race” fit that is fine but if you would prefer a little more comfort, please go up a size.
Please advise on your registration form which size you would like:
Who are pie?
pie are unique in the industry offering only bespoke guided rides for companies, charities and groups of individuals.
Looking After You
The route will be fully recce’d and will be along smaller roads making the cycling fun as well as challenging. The ride is fully supported with guides at a ratio of one guide to 8-10 cyclists, support vehicles, tour leaders and medics. Each day you will receive breakfast at the hotel before setting off, morning and afternoon refreshment stops while on the ride, a substantial lunch, post ride snacks, dinner and twin room accommodation each night.
The 40tude cycle ride is a guided ride with groups being led by pie guides who are familiar with the terrain and who help all abilities complete the challenge. In an age where independence rather than group cycling is heralded, those not familiar with the pie guiding system may be reluctant to follow rather than lead.
- We offer guided rides to make sure we offer the very best care to our cyclists
- All of our guides are experienced cyclists. They range from ex-professional racers to keen amateurs and all are very used to guiding groups of differing abilities, experience and skill
- All of our guides will navigate their small group of 8 – 10 cyclists, from start to finish
- They are on hand to do mechanical work so there is no waiting around for a mechanic’s van
- Many pie guides are first aid trained
- Cyclists can change groups (up or down) at any time during the day
- Meet the team
We have set up a Strava “club” for the bike ride. The link will be sent to you when you sign up.
If you have already got a personal Strava account you can just log on using the link we will send, join the 40tude “club” and start your training with other 40tude cyclists.
If you don’t have a Strava account, simply enter your details in the “Sign Up for Free” section on Strava.
Don’t be daunted by the leader board and other people’s fast times. We offer three different routes and, with five different guides we will be offering 5 different speeds as well, so there is something for everyone.
Follow us at @40tudeuk and @curebowelcancer #40tudeC2CCycle2021 #bespokeguidedrides
How to book your place
To sign up for the 40tude Coast to Coast Cycle Challenge 2021 register using the Registration button below. Places are limited so please don’t delay to avoid disappointment!
Please note the deadline to sign up to this ride is Close of Play 13th July 2021
The payment schedule for this cycle challenge is as follows:
Deposit: a non-refundable deposit of £400 is payable at the time of registration to secure your place (contact Tina@pieevents.co.uk to be sent information on BACS and cheque payments).
Balance payment: The final balance for the Tour will be requested 10 weeks before departure. Once it is due this balance payment will also be non-refundable, unless pie or 40tude are able to allocate the place to another rider.
If you are signing up 10 weeks before departure or less, please pay the £1635 in full.
Terms and conditions are in the Registration Form. Please read them carefully before registering.
Method of Payment:
There are 3 payment options.
- First option is to pay £400 deposit by cheque or BACS (please contact us for details: email@example.com) – click the £0 option below
- Second option is to pay £400 online using the button below
- Finally, the third option is to pay in full amount of £1635 by Bacs or cheque -– click the £0 option below
If you are signing up 10 weeks before departure or less, please pay the £1635 in full.
If you would like a single room, please contact us first as availability is limited (Tina@pieevents.co.uk / 01932 460090).
We look forward to seeing you in Morecambe!