Now in it’s 23rd 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 throughout June and July. The events are designed to be very inclusive and aimed at all abilities, on all styles of bikes, for all ages and families.
In recent years the popularity of these fun events has 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.
All proceeds from each event go to a charity nominated by the event organiser.
Round 1 – Tuesday 5th June
The Smithy Inn, Holme, LA6 1PS
Neil Hazlehurst // Charity – Riding for the Disabled (Westmorland Group)
Round 2 – Tuesday 12th June
Manor House, Oxen Park, LA12 8HG
Carol McNeil // Charity – Reading Rooms
Round 3 – Tuesday 19th June
The Redwell Inn, Arkholme, LA6 1BQ
Andy & Sarah Crozier // Charity – Fix the Fells
Round 4 – Tuesday 26th June
Ford Park, Ulverston, LA12 7JP
David Heffernan // Charity – Ford Park Community Group
Round 5 – Tuesday 3rd July
The Station Inn, Oxenholme, LA9 7RF
Dave Hollingham // Charity – Bendrigg Trust
Round 6 – 10th July
Wilf’s Cafe, Staveley, LA8 9LR
Dave Cowgill // Langdale and Ambleside Mountain Rescue Team
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.
- Male Solo
- Female Solo
- Generation Pairs (1 x over 18yrs rider & 1 x under 16yrs rider)
£6.00 – Day Rider | £5.00 – BMBO Member* | £2.00 – Youth Rider
*BMBO membership is FREE online at www.bmbo.org.uk
*Please note: You can also enter on the day for all events
How Does It Work?
Arrive in good time and get signed in with the friendly volunteers on registration. Pre-enter online at www.bmbo.org.uk or on the day. You will need to join BMBO (British Mountain Bike Orienteering) for the day if you aren’t a member already to cover your insurance which costs £1 per event. Alternatively annual BMBO membership costs £6 online at www.bmbo.org.uk
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!
The friendly WHEELBASE support team will be at each event for all your cycling needs and we look forward to welcoming you to WHEELBASE Lakeland Lanequest 2018!
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
- Highlighter pen to mark your route out
- Cycle computer so you can check your mileage
- …and don’t forget your Helmet
Any further queries?