Lakeland Lanequest 2019

Now in its 24th successful year! The Lakeland Lanequest series has gone from strength-to-strength assisted by WHEELBASE, The UK’s largest cycle store.

The philosophy of Lakeland Lanequest is to provide a fun and challenging cycle-orienteering events on 6 consecutive Tuesday evenings through June and July. The events are designed to be very inclusive and aimed at all abilities, on all styles of bikes, all ages and families.

In recent years the popularity of these fun events have exploded and they have regularly been attracting 120 riders to the quiet country lanes in and around the Lake District on Tuesday evenings with start times from 5.30pm until 7pm.

All proceeds from each event go to a charity nominated by the event organiser.


Round 1 – Tuesday 4th June

Longlands Hotel, Tewitfield Marina LA6 1JH
Gemma Hollis // Charity – Sight Advice, Kendal

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Round 2 – Tuesday 11th June

Strickland Arms, Sizergh, LA8 8DZ
Tim Goffe // Charity –  Wheels for All

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Round 3 – Tuesday 18th June

The Green Man, Inglewhite, PR3 2LP
Martin Oglesby // Charity – Multiple Sclerosis

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Round 4 – Tuesday 25th June

Royal Oak Inn, Cartmel, LA11 6QB
Jo Cleary // Charity – Duddon and Furness Mountain Rescue Team

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Round 5 – Tuesday 2nd July

The Stag Inn, Dufton, CA16 6DB 
Steve Ormerod // Charity –  Eden Valley Hospice

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Round 6 – Tuesday 9th July

Wilf’s Cafe, Staveley, LA8 9LR

Phil Morgan // Charity – Croston House Cancer Support – Garstang

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Competitive League

4 out of the 6 rounds count towards the final score.

A special ‘Winners Cut The Cake’ night will take place after the final round with a WHEELBASE prize voucher draw for entrants who complete 4 out of 6 events.

View Overall Results

 


Classes

  • Male Solo
  • Female Solo
  • Pairs
  • Juniors
  • Generation Pairs (1 x over 18yrs rider & 1 x under 16yrs rider)

Entry Fees

Enter in advance

£6.00 – Day Rider | £5.00 – BMBO Member | £2.00 – Youth Rider

6 for the price of 5

Enter on the day

Adult – £7  Youth – £2

 

CLICK HERE TO PRE-ENTER ONLINE NOW

 


How Does It Work?

Arrive in good time and get signed in with the friendly volunteers on registration.

You will receive a map (pre-marked A4 colour OS 1:50,000) with 30 control points scattered around country lanes, each control is worth TEN POINTS and your objective is to plan a route to get around as many controls as you can within your allocated 2 hours. Don’t be late back as there are penalties, so you need plan carefully, follow your route and know when to give up and head home!

You can start at any time between 5.30pm and 7.00pm. You’ve then got 2 hours to collect as many controls as you can. ALL CONTROLS ARE LOCATED ON FOOTPATH FINGER POSTS. When you arrive at a control you will see a bright red numbered tag attached to a long steel cable. There is also a red pin punch at the end of the cable – use this to stamp your score card in the correct numbered box.

Remember to plan your route so you are back within the 2 hours. When you cross the line hand in your score card and your points will be tallied there and then. Check back on this webpage for the results and see how you are doing in the Overall League. Have fun and be safe!


Handy Kit And Equipment

  • Bike – not your best bike as it will be getting laid down in hedges as you scurry around trying to find the control
  • SPD MTB shoes are ideal as you can clip in and out quickly and also hunt around to find the control
  • Map board, ideally with a swivel
  • Compass
  • Highlighter pen to mark your route out
  • Cycle computer so you can check your mileage
  • …and don’t forget your Helmet

Any further queries?

Email: lanequestHQ@yahoo.co.uk