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Fred Whitton Challenge

The Fred Whitton Challenge is a gruelling 112-mile sportive ride for charity around the Lake district, run in memory of popular Lakes cyclist Fred Whitton. It starts and finishes at Grasmere Sports Field and the route includes the climbs of Kirkstone, Honister, Newlands, Whinlatter, Hardknott and Wrynose Passes. Over 1,700 riders in last years event battling unseasonably wintry weather conditions.