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Lakeland 200

Self-Supported Mountain Bike Time-Trial Route



The Lakeland 200 is a self-supported mountain bike time-trail route traversing 200km of the Lake District National Park. The route starts in Staveley, and is ridden in a clockwise direction. The route offers approximately 6,400 m of ascent and some quality hike-a-bike on all the Lakeland Classics.

There is no entry fee, no support, and no prizes. It is a self-timed Individual Time Trial (ITT) that can be challenged at any time. All that is provided is the inspiration, the gpx file and a list of completion times.

Contact - Alan Goldsmith​


  1. Complete the entire route, under your own power - no drafting

  2. Be completely self-supported throughout the ride - absolutely no support crews, absolutely no gear sharing

  3. Only use commercial services that are available to all challengers - no private resupply, no private lodging

  4. If you have to leave the route, you must rejoin it at the exactly same spot

  5. No caches of any kind

  6. No third-party sag-wagon offering an easy bail-out option

  7. No pre-arranged support, which means before you begin your ride - e.g. booking a B&B

  8. No travel by any motorized means during your ride - by all means do so if necessary, but understand if you do your attempt is over

  9. Gear - nothing required, nothing prohibited

If you have completed a sub-40 hour self-supported ride of the Lakeland 200, and wish to have your name added to the ride completions register, please send GPS track logged data to

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