Welcome Break Nine Hour Challenge September 22nd-24th 2017

Welcome Break Nine Hour Challenge September 22nd-24th 2017

  • September 22, 2017 - September 24, 2017
    5:00 pm - 10:00 am

A day in the beautiful Lake District, with a spot of mountain biking and hiking thrown in. What more could you want?

In Brief:

  • Challenge Type: Mountain Biking and Hiking
  • Challenge Name: 9 Hour Challenge
  • Destination: Lake District, UK
  • Date: Saturday 23rd September 2017
  • Grade: Moderate / Difficult



Trip Description

Visit 9 lakes in 9 hours, whilst mountain biking and hiking in the Lake District. Along the way, you will hike over the summit of the Langdales, and cycle through some of the best scenery the Lakes has to offer.

Various guided route options will be offered for both the cycling and hiking legs, with each route being based on relative difficulty / ability of the Challengers. Bikes will also be provided for the event.

  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Terrain: Steep ascents and descents, along with flatter sections
  • Total Distance: 37km cycling, 10-15km hiking




Day 1 – Friday 22nd September

Challengers arrive at the hotel at their leisure. Registration / bike fittings with the pie crew in the evening.

Day 2 – Saturday 23rd September

The day begins with an event briefing at the hotel, before heading off in our groups along a choice of routes for a 30km ride amongst 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 the Lake District is renowned for.

If mountain biking isn’t your cup of tea, we also offer a challenging morning hike instead!

The transition area signals the end of the first section of the Challenge, 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 summits of 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 as we descend towards the bottom of the valley for a celebratory drink.

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 – Sunday 24th September

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


Further Information

For further information please contact peter@pieevents.co.uk


The event is fully supported with guides at a ratio of one guide to 8 cyclists / hikers, support vehicles, tour leaders and medics. On the day you will receive breakfast at the hotel before setting off, a mid-morning pit stop, a substantial lunch and of course a celebratory meal in the evening! Accommodation will also be provided on the Friday and Saturday nights.