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Tour of Britian!!

21st September 2015

Following on from what has been another fantastic summer, with friends old and new visiting us at the Mains in record breaking numbers, we had a fantastic week this week with the visit of the Aviva Tour of Britain, which passed through Kirkoswald, and then following a loop around Plumpton, Ullswater, Penrith and Melmerby, concluded with a summit finish (the only one on this year’s tour, won by Wout Pouels of Team Sky) at the top of Hartside, the most amour climb on our beloved C2C route.

The event itself was fantastic, creating a unique atmosphere which only bike racing can attain, and the size of the ‘peloton’ of amateur cyclists making their way (at varying paces!) up Hartside having watched the real Peloton go through Kirkoswald is testament to just how far cycling has come and how popular it now is as a sport in the UK.

We can live in hope that one day we are blessed with a visit of Le Tour, as Yorkshire was in 2014, but until then this was a fantastic spectacle and one we feel lucky to have witnessed so close to our front door!

Obviously an event like this sets the wheels turning (if you will excuse the pun!) and we are currently in the early stages of thrashing out a plan to include a ‘Stage 5’ ride in our packages offering for 2016.

This will work around a similar basis to the 2 day C2C Ride, with cyclists:

-Arriving at the Mains the evening before

-Being Transported to Prudhoe (where stage 5 of the ToB started) and cycling back to the Mains on Day 1.

-Leaving Kirkoswald for Plumpton, looping round Ullswater, through Penrith and finishing at the Summit of Hartside on day 2, to be collected and brought back to the farm.

Obviously breakfast each morning will be included as standard, with meals at the pub by arrangement, and accommodation in our newly restructured accommodation. We are going to revamp our rooms to twins and triples, to allow more space and better quality sleep for our riders, and in 2016 we will also be providing bedding and towels as standard. Its all about those Marginal Gains...!

If this sounds like something you would be interested in, drop us a line, as we are always keen on customer feedback both past and future. Bookings are now being taken across the board for 2016 and even now, Easter and the notorious ‘Beer Festival Weekend’ are filling up, so don’t hesitate!

We look forward to hearing from you!