Tour of Staveley 2017

From : Jul 15th, 2017 - 03:00 pm To : Jul 15th, 2017 - 08:00 pm Venue : WHEELBASE Lake District LA8 9LR

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Tour of Staveley 2017

Saturday 15 July 2017

Start: WHEELBASE, Staveley, The Lake District, LA8 9LR

Staggered start times: from 3pmThanks to everyone who joined us for Tour de Staveley here are the results:





ENTRY ON THE DAY AVAILABLE (limited numbers) - Registration opens at 12noon

Full Monty £30: Ride + 2-course French themed meal, 3x pre-paid drinks

Demi £25: Ride + 2-course French themed meal

Skinny £12: Ride only (£15 on the day)

Food only £10

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On the day... registration will be from 12noon outside Wheelbase, Staveley Mill Yard LA8 9LR

You will collect rider number, route map if you wish (though the course is fully signed) and food and drink vouchers if already purchased. Have a great ride and enjoy your day!



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Le Tour de Staveley - You're in!

Le Tour de Staveley is a celebration of the worlds most famous cycle race Le Tour de France!


Starting at the UK's largest cycle store WHEELBASE with a feed station positioned 3/4 at Hare & Hounds, Bowland Bridge. The route takes in the fabulous scenery and the famous climbs of Tow Top and Gummer's How before finishing with a 2-course dinner served up by Wilf's Café, with the days Tour de France action playing on the big screen.


Le Petit routeLe Tour de Staveley route




Click here to watch the Driven & Ridden course preview



A Non-Competitive Sportive for all abilities

Event date: Saturday 15 July 2017


Registration opens at: 12noon


Staggered start times: 3pm to 3.15pm


Long course: 48 miles (lumpy!)

Short course: 27.5 miles


Organised and promoted by: Team WHEELBASE ALTURA MGD



1. This event is run on OPEN public roads. Ride wi

th caution and be aware of traffic

2. The event is a non - competitive sportive event - DO NOT RACE. This is a social event for everyone to enjoy



Course Amendment:

The long course will no longer use the pedestrian crossing at Back Barrow in and instead cross the A590 at Haverthwaite. Please take EXTREME CAUTION on the crossing.



We have arranged an event car park.

This is the usual ‘Old Cricket Pitch’ which is directly 200 yards past WHEELBASE on the right. Marshals will direct you to this car park.



On arrival please sign-on in the marquee outside WHEELBASE, LA8 9LR. Registration opens at 12noon and closes at 2.30pm



We will be running a staggered start system in 3 waves ofriders from 3pm,for both courses. You will start in waves of 30 riders and your start time will be assigned on arrival to the start line.



Please carefully listen to the briefing given by the Start Marshal. This will cover important safety information, plus lots of helpful advice and tips while riding the course.


Lead car:

The WHEELBASE Team car will lead the riders at the 3pm start. PLEASE DO NOT PASS THE LEAD CAR. This is there for a course check and your safety. Remember this is a non - competitive sportive event.


Timing Chips:

The event uses chip timing for rider safety and whereabouts. These are supplied by MyTriClub and should be fitted to your left ankle.


Numbers and tickets:

Each rider will be given a rider number, plus a food and drink voucher

(if purchased). Please place this number board on the front of your bike, zip ties will be provided. Please keep your food and drink voucher with you at all times.


Tour of Staveley and Petite Tour of Staveley course split:

This takes place at the base of the Tow Top climb at 14.5 miles. Tour of Staveley riders continue straight on up the steep climb of Tow Top. Petite Tour of Staveley riders turn right.



Please make sure you pass through the checkpoint at the Hare & Hounds refreshment stop and the Entrance to Staveley Mill Yard, where the number board and chip will be removed.


5.15pm Cut-Off:

We will be running a 5.15pm cut off at 21.9 miles, just after Haverthwiate. If arriving after 5.15pm please follow the alternative route marked. Please respect this, it is in place to ensure marshals do not have the hang around for long periods of time and that you get back in good time for food at Wilf’s. Taking the cut - off will remove 10.7 miles, making your total distance 37.3 miles.


Feed stations:

Due to the shorter length of the riders we do not supply a full feed station on course. However we do provide two stops where you can

fill you bottles and get drinks


1. Haverthwaite - Drinks station 21miles (long course only)

2. Hare & Hounds, Bowland Bridge (both long and short courses)– enjoy a drink and relax at this lovely Lakeland Pub before the final leg back to Staveley. Large drinks selection available and pay with your Tour of Staveley

food and drink voucher (some restrictions apply).


Post ride food:

Food will be served at Wilfs Café on the Mill Yard from 6pm, no earlier

we’re afraid as they have to turn the café

around to serve 350 cyclists!


Your drink vouchers can be used at the Hare & Hounds,

Hawkshead Brewery and Wilfs café. Some restrictions on drinks apply.



Toulouse Sausage

(or Veggie alternative)

Provencal Sauce

with either Boulangere Potatoes or Pommes Frites

Mixed Leaves


French Sticks



Tarte au Chocolat


Tarte aux Pommes


Areas of Caution


2.2 miles: CAUTION!T-junction on to Crook road. This is only 2.2 miles into the course and riders will be bunched. Please take extra care when turning right. Please listen to marshals, if they say stop - STOP! DO NOT TURN if there are cars on the road, wait until the junction is clear.

6.7 miles: CAUTION! Brigsteer to Brigsteer Causeway. Gravel, pot holes and large stones in the road on a narrow section of this short descent.

9.5 miles: Glipin Bridge: turn right on to cycle path, DO NOT ride on the A590

17.4 miles: CAUTION! T-junction on a particularly blind bend. Listen to marshals, if they say stop - STOP! DO NOT TURN if there are cars on the road, wait until the junction is clear.

21 miles: Crossing the A590. RIDERS MUST STOP AND PROCEED WITH CARE.

34.8 miles: CAUTION! Joining the A592 towards Windermere, take care as the cycle path ends and you join to the A592. Listen to marshals, if they say stop – STOP!

35.5 miles: CAUTION! Right turn off A592 Lake Road. This is fast and dangerous only turn if you are completely sure there is no traffic behind and or in front.

POT HOLES exist around the course; keep an eye out particularly if you are riding in a bunch.

Sweeper / ‘Last Car’ Car:

‘Last Car’ will follow the last rider on the route and close the course. No marshals should leave until the ‘Last Car’ has past. The ‘Last Car’ will carry basic tools and a First Aid kit.

Broom wagon:

The WHEELBASE van will follow behind the ‘Last Car’ and will be marked ‘Broom Wagon.’ The Broom Wagon is there to assist with any incidents.

Medical Cover:

A Paramedic will follow the event and respond to any incidents. In the event of an emergency please call WHEELBASE on 01539 821443 and assistance will be coordinated. IF URGENT, DO NOT HESITATE TO CALL 999.


Thank you to everyone who has offered to Marshal at the

Tour de Staveley - we are eternally grateful!

Pre - Event Marshall briefing 2.15pm inside WHEELBASE

office Saturday 15th July 2017. Marshalling times between 3pm and 7pm, depending on location. If you have a hi-vis vest,

whistle and basic First Aid kit then please bring these with you.


Hope you’ve done your training. Have a safe ride and enjoy the Tou de Staveley!



Le Tour de Staveley is a celebration of the world's most famous cycle race Le Tour de France!

Now celebrating its 11th anniversary and with two stunning Lakeland routes to choose from, this friendly non-competitive cycle sportive has a perfect distance to suit you.

Le Petit Tour:28 Miles

Tour of Staveley: 48.5 Miles

“A real social sportive ride with enough challenging terrain to test the most accomplished riders”

Starting at the UK’s largest cycle store WHEELBASE with a feed station positioned 3/4 at Hare & Hounds, Bowland Bridge. Both distances take in fabulous scenery and famous climbs before finishing with a 2-course dinner served up by the Wilf’s with the days Tour de France action playing on the big screen.

Short course map:

Long course map:

Kendal Cycling Club + Wheels for All charity 

We have partnered with our friends at Kendal Cycling Club and all proceeds from the event will be donated to the Wheels for All charity.

The Wheels for All initiative is a nationally recognised program that embraces all children and adults with disabilities and differing needs, to engage in a quality cycling activity. By using specially adapted cycles, the activities are both physically and mentally stimulating and above all fun for everyone involved.

Vive Le Tour!


Despite horrendous conditions 225 riders tackled our Tour de Staveley.

Full report to follow but results can be viewed here:

Photos from Sport Sunday of every rider available to view or buy here:
Photos by James Kirby here:

Huge thanks to Kendal Cycling Club, all the volunteer marshals, MyTriClub, Hare & Hounds Bowland Bridge, Wilfs Cafe and Hawkshead Brewery for making it another superb Tour de Staveley.