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The inaugural running of this new event was delayed from 2021 because of a road closure. The thought of a 30 mile detour seemed too much to impose on our cyclists, so the ride was delayed until April 2022.

The ride starts from Caton heading for to Settle along mainly quiet lanes, then a bit of proper climbing up the steep but short High Hill Lane before descending to Airton and on to Threshfield for the first control.

Soon after here you may come across folk on the companion event ( Stumped and Dented 200 ) as both events converge until the end.

Gently climb along lovely Littondale to the next control at Litton - The Queens Arms pub, then carry on to Halton Gill where the road climbs more steeply before descending to Stainforth. Climb via Horton-in-Ribblesdale past Ribblehead Viaduct then under Denthead Viaduct down to Dent which is the final control.

The climb from Dent is again steep and short but is rewarded with a long descent of beautiful Barbondale followed by 18flat km back to Caton.

At present, COVID restrictions mean that the ride is offered as a postal finish but if things improve I hope to offer ride validation on the day at a pub finish. Caton is easy to get to, being just 8km from Lancaster which is situated on the West Coast Mainline and adjacent to the M6 motorway. There are a number of budget hotels in the area. Free car parks and on street parking is available at the start.

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