Hope everyone enjoyed Tour de Staveley 2019! A great field of 300 riders and loads of smiling faces on a sunny day in the South Lakes.
Riders were treated to a stunning summer’s day as they took to the lanes of the South Lakes. Now in its 13th year, the Tour de Staveley offers participants a choice of two fabulous routes – a 28 mile undulating course or a longer 48 mile version taking in some challenging Lakeland hills.
Starting and finishing from our Wheelbase cycle store in Staveley, the event offers a great introduction to group riding and is run in partnership with Kendal Cycle Club and the Wheels for All initiative. Kendal Mint Co. were at the start line offering up samples of their brand-new energy products. A post-ride meal was served up in Wilf’s Café and many riders opted for a much deserved drink in Hawkshead Brewery afterwards with the day’s Tour de France action playing on the big screen. James Kirkby was on hand to photograph riders as they came across the finish line and the event was supported by fantastic volunteers and marshals from the local community.
Results can be found here from T2.Events: https://my2.raceresult.com/131314/results?lang=en
Full photo gallery from James Kirby Photography
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Saturday 13th July – 3pm.
Now celebrating its 13th anniversary and with two stunning Lakeland routes to choose from, this friendly non-competitive cycle sportive has a perfect distance to suit you. An homage to the world’s most famous cycle race, the Tour de Staveley is ‘a real social sportive ride with enough challenging terrain to test the most accomplished riders’.
Starting at 3pm from the UK’s largest cycle store WHEELBASE with a feed station positioned 3/4 at the Hare & Hounds pub, both routes take in fabulous Lake District scenery and famous climbs before finishing with a 2-course dinner served up by Wilf’s Cafe with the day’s Tour de France action playing on the big screen.
There are two rides available:
- Le Petit Tour: 28 miles
- Tour of Staveley: 48.5 miles
And different packages on offer:
- 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
- Food only: £10
Book your place:
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!