What is the Cumbrian Cracker?
The Cumbrian Cracker takes place from Grasmere Village Hall on Sunday November 17th 2013 and entries will open June 2013. The route is just short of 60 miles and heads South along the shores of Coniston to the feed stop at Cartmel Scout Hut.
Following the feed stop the Northern leg then weaves it's way through fantastic cycling lanes, returning via Grizedale forest, Hawkshead and Ambleside. The route is undulating but does not climb any of the major passes, the roads in South Lakeland are some of the best you will ever ride and well worth the trip! Hot food is available for everyone at the finish. Protective helmets (ANSI standard) are compulsory for this event.
How is the route marked?
The route will be marked with large fluorescent 'CYCLE ROUTE' signs and where deemed necessary road markings will be used. It is advisable to study the route and carry a route card, alternatively you can download the GPS file from the route map link.
Are there food stops?
There will be a food stop at Cartmel with a selection of refreshments, hot and cold drinks. For a more accurate description of the food stop location view the route card below.
What do I need to do before the day?
Ensure you bike is in a roadworthy condition for the route, brakes are particularly important on the descents! Print a route card and description to bring with you, the route is well marked but this will act as a back up and also has the emergency contact numbers. Bring tools, spares and some money, there is no sweeper wagon so you need to ensure that you can get back if you should have mechanical difficulties. It is compulsory that you wear a hard shell cycling helmet (ANSI standard or similar).
What do I need to do on the day?
On the day the start times are between 8.00am and 10.30am, you choose your own start time but a maximum of 20 riders are able to start every 2 minutes. Slower riders should start early to account for the extra time required to complete the distance and faster riders should start towards the end of the field to avoid early arrival at feedstops. Times range from 3 hours to 7 hours, so please start accordingly. You will need to register when you arrive and registration will be open from 7.00am in the village hall. At registration you will collect your event number and any other information necessary on the morning of the event.
How will my entry be confirmed?
Entry for the Cumbrian Cracker is £20 and is only available online by following the link below. You will be sent a confirmation via email coupled with appearance of your name on the entry list. If you are able to enter online, places are still available, the ability to enter will be removed when the event is full.
Other things you'll find useful for the day:
For the location of Grasmere Village Hall GO HERE
To view the event notes GO HERE