Race Calendar

Team Townend Challenge 2022

23 Apr 2022

Loweswater Village Hall, Cumbria
Starts: 08:30
Distance: 22/40/66 Miles
Entry Fee: £22.00

Entry price includes all online fees

Following the postponement for the 2020 event and the restrictions placed on the 2021, we are hoping for our best Team Townend Challenge yet in 2022. The Team Townend Pushbike Challenge is a cycling event in memory of Christian and Niggy Townend. In 2010, Christian and Niggy went out for a ride like we all do. But this time, they didn’t come home. We organized the Team Townend Challenge in their memory, to bring friends, family and cyclists together to raise funds for our chosen charity, RoadPeace. Every pound of the £75,000 raised by the Team Townend Challenge and associated events to date has gone directly to RoadPeace. The courses take in some of the most scenic and spectacular parts of the Lake District, as well as some of its most challenging roads, including the Whinlatter, Honister and Newlands passes. The 10th Team Townend was worth waiting for with our new Dirty Double route being very popular. So we are pleased to offer you our three routes again. The Classic 22 is a loop including Whinlatter Pass and Newlands Pass with 2355ft of climbing. The Challenge 40 has the same first two climbs as the Classic but then you take on Honister Pass before heading home via Whinlatter from the other side to previously. With 4547ft of climbing. The Dirty Double 66 is all three passes from both sides. That is six passes with 7676ft of climbing. Having stayed with the Challenge route until you are almost back at Loweswater you head back to Buttermere to take on Newlands before heading down the Borrowdale valley to take on Honister again, a climb which many say is the hardest of the six. We hope that there won't be any social distancing or Covid restrictions in 2022 so we should be back to having our usual spread of sandwiches and cakes before the entertaining raffle draw. Keep and eye out for news on our 2022 Team Townend Party, which we had to postpone in 2020.



22/40/66 Miles
Entry limit:
Remaining places:
Not suitable for wheelchairs


  • Water stations
  • Toilets
  • No distance markers
  • No changing facilities
  • No showers
  • No baggage store
Race HQ:
Loweswater Village Hall, Cumbria

The event is on open roads and riders take responsibility for themselves. Under 18s can take part with parental consent. Under 16s should ride with an adult.

Entry Fees

The prices below include race fees, card charges and admin; there are no hidden extras.

The Classic 22£22.00
The Challenge 40£22.00
The Dirty Double 66£22.00

Assuming this event does not sell out, entry on the day will be available for an additional £3.00.
ENTER NOW to guarantee your place.

Latest Entries

See all

Look who just entered:

  • Terry Peate
  • Dave Peate
  • Mark Hopkins
  • Stephen Keating
  • Chris Hedley

Previous Years