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The Bike - 90KM (56M)

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We believe that this is a simply superb route for a 56 mile triathlon bike course.

Athletes will take in several miles of well-known local time trial routes as well as more undulating sections, all on generally excellent road surfaces. Whilst not flat, we have minimised the elevation as far as possible and at 2500ft isn’t majorly arduous 


Departing Keswick and heading immediately west you will see one of England’s highest mountains, Skiddaw to your right followed very quickly by Bassenthwaite Lake. The course makes good use of the A66 at a time of day when traffic is light, travelling towards


Cockermouth before heading south west on to the A5086. This undulating section affords stunning views of the Lakeland fells to your left before a right turn at Lamplugh takes The Half athletes away from the full course for the first time. Taking in the picturesque villages of Ullock, Dean and Branthwaite before meeting the full course again at Dissington.


An out and back section on the A595 brings the course back north, and a flat and fast section between Dissington  and Cockermouth promises to be one of the quickest parts of the course, as riders should get the benefit of the prevailing south westerly wind.  After leaving Cockermouth utilizing the full course route again the Lakeland fells come into view oncemore.

Heading back to Keswick on the A66  ready to begin the half marathon 56miles of superb Cumbrian countryside with the potential for some quick times.


Click on the map for a bigger image of the route or follow the link below for route card and GPX files

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/21487797