Lake District Triple Challenge
• The Lake District – Bike it. Hike it. Paddle it. The ultimate Lakes challenge in just one day
• Tackle all terrains as you cycle, trek and kayak in the heart of the wildness of Lake District National Park
• Trek to the summit of one of the Lake District’s most iconic peaks – Old Man of Coniston
• Experience the beauty and the brawn of the UK’s best adventure playground
This incredible adventure pits you against the spectacular landscapes of the Lake District National Park by bike, kayak and on foot! Trek to the summit of one of the Lake District’s most iconic peaks, the Old Man of Coniston, before testing yourself on the off-road mountain bike trails of Grizedale forest, then kayak across iconic Coniston water.
The hire of all bikes, kayaks and safety equipment is included in the challenge, which includes approximately 12km of cycling, 10km trekking and 1.5km kayaking. The sense of achievement is huge as you conquer this 24.5-mile route of steep climbs, grueling hills and paddle along one of the largest natural lakes in the UK.
If the above dates do not suit you and you have a group of over 18 people, please get in touch as we’d be happy to set up a date that meets with your requirements between April – October (dependent on accommodation availability). Simply email: email@example.com or call 01492 588 069.
In the lead up
- Discount on personal equipment from Cotswold Outdoor retail store both in shop and online
- Personalised participant support
- Training advice
- Final details email detailing everything you need to know
- Public liability insurance
- Risk assessment and emergency management planning
On your challenge
- Cycle & mountain leaders and kayak instructors
- Hire bikes and helmets
- Kayaks, paddles and buoyancy aids
- Kayak briefing
- Full back-up support including first-aid qualified staff and first-aid supplies
- Entrance permission to national park & lake
- Breakfast on the morning of the challenge
- Snacks, water and packed lunch during your challenge
- Celebratory fizz and a hot snack on completion of your challenge
- All challenge management before, during and post event
Not included on your challenge
- Clothing and equipment listed on your Kit List
- Personal spending money and tips
Equipment of good quality and durability could make the difference between a fantastic challenge experience and an uncomfortable one. Your kit will be transferred from each of the transition points in the support van.
Hire bikes and helmets will be provided. Bikes will be sized according to your height. All bikes will be transferred from the cycling/trekking transition point back to the hotel for secure storage.
You will have time to change from your cycling gear to trekking kit and leave kit at the check point. It is essential that you have a waterproof jacket and trousers, hiking boots, warm clothing and be prepared for all weather conditions on the mountain.
All kayaking equipment will be provided including a buoyancy aid. Shoes must be worn during this challenge so it’s ideal to change back into your trainers as they will get wet.
The terrain on this challenge varies throughout and can be rough at times, so preparation is ideal!
• Cycling leg – undulating course with one steep climb on road and forest trail
• Trekking leg – summiting the Old man of Coniston involves some steep ascents & descents and rocky terrain
• Kayaking leg – you will start your kayaking leg in a sheltered bay before heading out onto the lake in order to practice your paddling skills. Sweeping close to the lake shore, you will paddle the length of the lake and back which can prove challenging due to the water flow.
LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY
The Lakes Triple Challenge is graded as medium. This is the ideal event for participants who are of an adventurous spirit and an open mind, but potentially haven’t taken on a multi-activity challenge before. Participants do not need to be an expert cyclist or kayaker, just someone with a willing sense of adventure to
explore the epic Lake District landscape.
Weather and Safety
The weather in the UK can change very quickly, what can start out as a good day can soon become very poor. It is very important to be well equipped and prepared for all weather conditions. The Leaders reserves the right to change the itinerary at any time should the conditions require it. In these circumstances we will make the best alternative arrangements possible that maintain the integrity of the original itinerary.
Adventurous Ewe can arrange this for you at an additional cost subject to availability
How big is the group?
Our minimum size group is 10 and a maximum of 50 with 12 participants per challenge leader.
How fit do I need to be?
The amount of training you will need to do will depend on your starting level of fitness and if you currently ride a bike or walk in the mountains regularly. A good level of mountain walking fitness is definitely required as is cycling.
What food and drinks are included?
At lunch time you will stop and have a light yet energy filled picnic. Water and snacks will be provided throughout. Please let us know prior to departure if you have any specific dietary requirements or allergies.
What do you do to protect the environment?
We limit the impact we have on the surrounding environment by remaining on the paths at all times so as not to cause further erosion on the mountain. We will ensure that all rubbish is disposed of responsibly and take all rubbish away with us.
How to book your challenge
The easiest way to book your trip is online via the Adventurous Ewe website at www.adventurousewe.co.uk. You will need to pay a non-refundable deposit of £55.00 at the time of booking.
It is possible to reserve a place on this challenge by email to firstname.lastname@example.org, however you will need to pay your deposit of £55 to confirm your place on this trek together with completing a booking form. The full balance is required to be paid no less than 4 weeks prior to departure.