The Eden Valley Epic Cycle Sportive

Cycling Route

58.7 mi
4,256 ft
***Amended route due to bridge closure **** The route is just short of 60 miles and starts from Penrith Leisure Centre in Cumbria. The route initially heads South towards Orton village before looping north to Appleby in Westmorland for the half way food stop. Following the food stop the homeward leg then weaves its way through fantastic cycling lanes, via Dufton, Milburn and Langwathby. The route is undulating but does not climb any major hills or mountains. The roads are very quiet, super scenic and well worth the trip! Full refreshments are available at the half way stop and also at the finish.
Created By
September 23, 2015·Public

Route and Elevation


NameDistanceElev. Diff.Avg. Grade
Kemplay Bank Climb0.27 mi46 ft-2.9%
Clifton Dykes0.91 mi82 ft1.7%
Valley Road Climbs0.66 mi108 ft3.0%
Wetheriggs to Clifton0.93 mi177 ft3.5%
Waterfalls Rd1.41 mi118 ft1.5%
Strickland Moor0.57 mi72 ft2.3%
Sandwath Beck and up a bit1.61 mi154 ft1.8%
Morland Bank wood1.60 mi89 ft-1.0%
Crosby climb3.07 mi518 ft3.2%
Crosby Climb, first section0.48 mi151 ft5.8%
Decent into Orton1.15 mi325 ft-5.3%
Orton Downhill Dash0.97 mi299 ft-5.7%
Over 50mph Sprint0.18 mi115 ft-11.7%
Over 40 Mph club0.24 mi59 ft-4.7%
Street Lane Climb0.57 mi322 ft10.6%
Orton Bridge to Langwathby Bridge Eden Epic33.01 mi781 ft-0.3%
Sunbiggin Tarn4.65 mi299 ft0.3%
Sunbiggin Tarn 1st to 2nd Cattle Grid0.76 mi26 ft0.7%
Tarn climb1.60 mi236 ft2.8%
Top of Sunbiggin to crossroads1.62 mi210 ft-2.0%
Crossroads to Appleby road!!!1.90 mi249 ft-1.7%
bridge climb0.64 mi108 ft3.0%
Grassgill to Burrells4.68 mi187 ft-0.5%
Helm Beck to Ormside turn1.55 mi85 ft0.2%
Helm Rd Hill Sprint 10.23 mi52 ft4.3%
Helm Rd Hill Sprint 20.18 mi20 ft1.6%
Helm Rd Hill Sprint 30.36 mi20 ft0.6%
To Burrells1.25 mi59 ft0.2%
Helm Rd Hill Sprint 40.26 mi62 ft3.9%
Helm Rd Hill Sprint 50.11 mi26 ft4.6%
Up to Castle Gate.0.19 mi30 ft3.0%
down town0.17 mi52 ft-5.4%
Martyns to junction0.28 mi26 ft1.7%
Hilton Pull (Shorter for RH turn)2.20 mi220 ft1.2%
hilton pull2.31 mi236 ft1.3%
Appleby to Murton and beyond3.40 mi384 ft2.1%
Climb out of Dufton Bridge West0.21 mi72 ft5.0%
knock crossroad1 to knock crossroad21.12 mi95 ft1.6%
Eden Valley 2014 - Milburn to Penrith13.46 mi515 ft-0.2%
Milburn to Skirwith3.60 mi157 ft-0.7%
Blencarn thrash1.13 mi52 ft-0.7%
Kinda like the TDF2.47 mi89 ft-0.2%
Down to the River we Rode0.75 mi144 ft-3.5%
Maidenhill Rd Climb1.19 mi351 ft5.5%
maidenhill to roundthorn1.56 mi440 ft5.3%
Mountain Fuel's Maidenhill Madness (Eden Valley Epic)1.57 mi443 ft5.3%
Strawberry Hill1.45 mi436 ft5.7%
Horsepasture Power1.48 mi423 ft5.4%
Eden Valley Epic The Last Drop0.69 mi266 ft-7.3%
Oak rd Junction to the lights0.57 mi72 ft-2.3%