Team Townend Challenge 2021

10 Jul 2021

Loweswater Village Hall, Cumbria
Starts: 10:00
Distance: 22 / 40 / 66 Miles
Entry Fee: £21.50

Entry price includes all online fees

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic and in line with government advice regarding social distancing, the 10th Team Townend Challenge will now take place on 10th July 2021. As we may need to post ride numbers and timing chips to all participants, entries will close on Friday 2nd July. Currently, to assist with social distancing, it will NOT be possible for people to enter on the day. The Team Townend Pushbike Challenge is a cycling event in memory of Christian and Niggy Townend. In 2010, Christian and Niggy went out for a ride like we all do. But this time, they didn’t come home. We organized the Team Townend Challenge in their memory, to bring friends, family and cyclists together to raise funds for our chosen charity, RoadPeace. Every pound of the £70,000 raised by the Team Townend Challenge and associated events to date has gone directly to RoadPeace. The courses take in some of the most scenic and spectacular parts of the Lake District, as well as some of its most challenging roads, including the Whinlatter, Honister and Newlands passes. 2020 is the 10 year anniversary of Christian and Niggy’s death, and the 10th Team Townend. So this year, we are aiming high and going big! In addition to our Classic 22-mile and our Challenging 40-mile routes we are introducing our new Dirty Double 66-mile route, which conquer the Whinlatter, Newlands and Honister passes from both sides. That is six passes with 7676ft of climbing. Unfortunately, due to social distancing and Covid restrictions we are not able to have many of the additional activities and we will not be providing the usual post-ride sandwiches and cakes.


See Results

Results for the Team Townend Challenge 2021 were last updated on Monday, 12 July 2021 07:17.



22 / 40 / 66 Miles
Entry limit:
Remaining places:
Not suitable for wheelchairs


  • Water stations
  • Distance markers
  • Toilets
  • No changing facilities
  • No showers
  • No baggage store
Race HQ:
Loweswater Village Hall, Cumbria

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