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#ExploreLocal Cold Dark North

Cold Dark North

#ExploreLocal Cold Dark North

Collection by Cold Dark North

7

Tours

39:15 h

453 mi

35,300 ft

A small selection of specially curated routes for Komoot's #explorelocal campaign. We've chosen routes that are ~100km long, all on tarmac and starting and finishing in the heart of the bigger towns/cities up the spine of the Cold Dark North. Make an adventure of it - come and ride local in the #ColdDarkNorth soon!

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  • Difficult
    04:16
    56.1 mi
    13.2 mph
    3,600 ft
    3,600 ft
    Expert road ride. Very good fitness required. Mostly well-paved surfaces and easy to ride.

    This 90km ride from the heart of Preston rolls out of the city into the southern section of the Forest of Bowland, taking in Jeffrey Hill and Birdy Brow before heading North through the Whitewell Estate and Dunsop Bridge up to the famous and stunningly beautiful Trough of Bowland climb. From there the

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  • Difficult
    05:12
    64.0 mi
    12.3 mph
    4,550 ft
    4,575 ft
    Expert road ride. Very good fitness required. Mostly well-paved surfaces and easy to ride.

    There are many ways we could have gone from Lancaster - but with Preston covering the South of our patch, we've sent you out into the a taster of the Dales. The ride rolls out of Lancaster and over picturesque Littledale to give you a sense of what's ahead and around. From the crest of that climb the

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  • Difficult
    06:05
    70.4 mi
    11.6 mph
    5,525 ft
    5,500 ft
    Expert road ride. Very good fitness required. Mostly well-paved surfaces and easy to ride.

    Like Lancaster to the South, Kendal is spoilt with options for a ~100km ride! We've sent you out through the Lyth Valley and Underbarrow to the banks of Lake Windermere for a quick tourist hit before rolling on to the outskirts of Ambleside and Grasmere - around the picturesque "balcony road" of Thirlmere

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  • Difficult
    05:45
    61.7 mi
    10.7 mph
    5,800 ft
    5,800 ft
    Expert road ride. Very good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    Our 100km #ExploreLocal route from Penrith is almost entirely in the lush, verdant, nature saturated Eden Valley. From the town you head South through Great Strickland and Kings Meaburn on the way to Appleby-in-Westmorland. From this historic town you have a few kilometres to get your self ready for

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  • Difficult
    07:00
    79.6 mi
    11.4 mph
    6,075 ft
    6,075 ft
    Expert road ride. Very good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may require you to push your bike.

    The #ExploreLocal Route from Carlisle is our longest at 128km - but it's also one of the most stunning - essentially a figure of 8 lapping Skiddaw/Blencathra and Cat Bells. You'll roll through the lanes of the North Lakes past Bassenthwaite and through Stair, up the stunning Newlands Valley before you

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  • Difficult
    05:25
    61.5 mi
    11.4 mph
    4,125 ft
    4,125 ft
    Expert road ride. Very good fitness required. Mostly well-paved surfaces and easy to ride.

    This one's pretty special. From Sedbergh you'll head along Howgill Lane, cutting slowly through the empty lanes of the Lune Gorge and past Tebay before heading East to Ravenstonedale and then South back to Sedbergh a stretch of 20km pretty much without a pedal stroke ona still day. From there you'll

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  • Difficult
    05:33
    59.2 mi
    10.7 mph
    5,625 ft
    5,625 ft
    Expert road ride. Very good fitness required. Mostly well-paved surfaces and easy to ride.

    Hardest to get to. Arguably the remotest. Definitely the roads least travelled in our #ExploreLocal series starts and finishes in Barrow-in-Furness - taking the relatively easier roads on the way out around the coast and heading North and West to Broughton before entering the Western Lake District and

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    7
  • Distance
    453 mi
  • Duration
    39:15 h
  • Elevation
    35,300 ft

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