The Lakeland Lanequest bike orienteering series gets underway this coming Tuesday in Tewitfield.
The first of six rounds in the series starts and finishes at the Longlands hotel with 30 checkpoints dotted around the surrounding lanes. Riders aim to tick off as many of the checkpoints (each worth 10 points) as possible in a two hour period with penalties applied for coming in over the time limit. Lanequest requires a mix of cycling fitness and orienteering skills, planning and executing the right route requires great thought and tactical astuteness.
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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Click here for results.