YORKSHIRE • CUMBRIA • lancashire

Join us in 2020


the tour of the roses

A different kind of ride

This isn’t your typical mass-market sportive. It’s small, it’s social, it’s fully-supported and it involves some very serious cycling. Over three successive days you’ll take on some of the toughest climbs and dreamiest descents of the Yorkshire Dales, the Lake District and the Forest of Bowland.


Price per person


The loveliest spot that man hath found.
— William Wordsworth

EPIC routes

Hit the North

Three days that will test your legs and blow your mind. Chalk off bucket list climbs including Buttertubs Pass, the Coal Road, Gummers How, Hardknott and Wrynose Pass, the Struggle, the Trough of Bowland and the Cross of Greet.


relax in friendly pubS


HOme made sandwiches at the feed stations


Drink plenty of beer


eat really good food


sleep in a big soft bed


gorgeous location

A warm welcome

Our host town for the Tour of the Roses is Kendal in Cumbria. It’s easy to get to by car or train and we’ve negotiated preferential rates with the best hotels in the area. Relax after a hard day’s riding and share the experience with new friends. Get directions and see the accommodation.

Some of the toughest roads in England. I remember training on them back in December. That’s when the Tour de France was won.

dedicated SUPPORT

With you all the way

You won’t be left scanning the roadside for yellow arrows. We’ll be riding with you ensuring nobody gets dropped. You’ll be backed up all the way by a very nice man with a van and get to gorge on proper home-made sandwiches and cakes at the lunch stops. Meet your hosts for the weekend.


on the lash in belgium


taking on alpe d’huez


Conquering the stelvio

The mountains are calling and I must go
— John Muir





Be a part of it

Places on the Tour of the Roses are limited to make the event as social and safe as possible. Get your name on the list now to make sure you don’t miss out next year.