Hundreds turned out for Cycling Weekly’s penultimate sportive of the year, the Slate Stinger sportive, which took place in Penrith, Cumbria last Sunday.
Riders took to the three courses of 34, 60 or 93 miles in ideal weather conditions, starting out from the listed historic estate of Hutton-in-the-Forest.
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The long route, which contained over 3000 metres of climbing, took riders over Honister Pass, one of the toughest ascents in that region. Though the route passed over the friendlier side of Honister from Seatoller, an average gradient of 11% with a maximum of over 20% still makes this 2.2km climb a formidable challenge.
Finishers were greeted back to picturesque Hutton-in-the-Forest with a medal and goodie bag for their efforts.
There’s only one more event left in the Cycling Weekly Sportive Series this season, the Box Hill Original Sportive, which takes this weekend on Sunday, October 5 and will be your last chance to get involved in the series before the end of the year.
Visit BookMyRide.co.uk for more information on all the routes and how to enter.