If you did this race before the 2016 edition you will have done a completely different bike route to the current one. The bridge at Pooley Bridge was washed away in the 2015 Christmas floods and the current temporary bridge cannot be used safely without a full road closure. However, the current bike route proved to be very popular and does mean that we can also offer a shorter 1/4 Iron Distance race as well. There are no major climbs but it is an extremely good bike route on fabulous roads with enough undulation to keep the climbers happy. If you like lying over your handlebars you will enjoy the section along the A6.
The challenging mostly off-road run was amended in 2019 and is now exactly 13.2 miles. The Quarter Iron run route is also challenging but beautiful. Both routes have spectacular views along Ullswater.
There is first class camping facilities on the event site making it a great weekend away for clubs particularly now there is a choice of two race distances.
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