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Title: Tan Hill 200
Post by: Andy Corless on 30 October, 2008, 03:17:25 pm
Whilst riding late season 200s recently, I've been asked by several riders if I'll be running the Tan Hill 200 again next year. The answer is yes, and although only officially in the project stage at the moment and therefore, not yet visible in the online calendar. The date will be Sunday 31 May 2009, with a different start and finish point. The event HQ will now be in the village of Pendleton, about 2 miles north of Clitheroe. This has meant a change to the route, with the inclusion of Dentdale and Fleet Moss in order to make up for the lost distance. Different route :) - same suffering :-[.

I've managed to upload some photos on the AUK website photo gallery from this years event.

Andy Corless

Andy Corless
Title: Re: Tan Hill 200
Post by: Andy Corless on 21 May, 2009, 06:06:15 pm
There's still time to enter this event. Free goody-bag for all finishers.

Andy Corless
Title: Re: Tan Hill 200
Post by: nic on 21 May, 2009, 06:25:05 pm
Sounds good Andy. Thanks for the heads up. I was hoping to ride the Dales Grimpeur on 30th of May but it turns out that I am unavailable. I will send my entry through tomorrow.
Title: Re: Tan Hill 200
Post by: nic on 26 May, 2009, 07:37:20 pm
Anybody else from yacf riding the tan hill 200? I sent my entry late last week. Has anybody got a gpx track for it?
Title: Re: Tan Hill 200
Post by: nic on 31 May, 2009, 11:06:50 pm
Thanks Andy for organising such a superb ride with a lot more climbing than advertised.  :o

My slowest 200 ever. Tired but content.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Tan Hill 200
Post by: Andy Corless on 01 June, 2009, 06:16:02 pm
12 entered, 6 started and 6 finished. Weather was fine - probably hottest day of the year. Next years date is likely to change again, as I can't organise the event in May. I've pencilled in Sunday 25 April 2010, but it could be earlier, or in June/July.

Andy Corless
Organiser
Tan Hill 200
Title: Re: Tan Hill 200
Post by: Andy Corless on 14 January, 2011, 10:50:20 am
This years event will take place on Sunday 26 June 2011. Starting from Padiham in Lancashire, the route is exactly the same as 2008!

Andy Corless
Title: Re: Tan Hill 200
Post by: Andy Corless on 07 March, 2011, 10:41:00 am
There's now a website for this event.

www.tanhill200.co.uk

Andy Corless
Title: Re: Tan Hill 200
Post by: Andy Corless on 17 June, 2011, 04:24:56 pm
Still not too late to enter this event.

Free gift for all finishers.

Start: Padiham, Lancashire
Date: Sunday 26 June 2011
Time: 08:00
Fee: £3

Andy Corless
Title: Re: Tan Hill 200
Post by: Andy Corless on 04 July, 2011, 05:10:20 pm
It seems we started with 12 riders this year, and finished with 12 even stronger riders.

The weather was kind on the outward leg to Tan Hill, with a strong S/SW wind blowing the riders over both Waddington & Tatham Fells; Newby Head and Buttertubs Pass. Things seemed to continue well through Arkengarthdale, until the riders left Grinton to be faced with what looked like a wall! The steep climb over Harkerside Moor, into a headwind, was the most difficult part of the ride for most riders. Fortunately, the wind eased in the early evening allowing everybody to finish on time.

A couple of special mentions from me: Andy Clarkson, Chris Crookes and Bob Johnson also completed the event in 2008. Robert Bialek, Don Black & Peter Bond who all cycled to and from the start from home, and Peter Bond again who assisted a young lady repairing a puncture.

Peter has also complied a ride report on the forum under the heading, "Tan Hill 200 26th June 2011".

Thanks to all the riders who took part.

Event photographs can be viewed online at: www.tanhill200.co.uk, and a copy will be sent to the Audax UK magazine editor for possible inclusion in a future edition of Arrivee.

Next years event has been provisionally set for Sunday 27 May 2012, which would normally be bank-holiday weekend, but is apparently not next year!

Congratulations again to all those who took part, and I look forward to seeing you again next year. 

Andy Corless
Organiser
Tan Hill 200
Title: Re: Tan Hill 200
Post by: Peter on 04 July, 2011, 08:43:06 pm
Just come across this Andy. Thanks for the mentions and once again for the ride.  The pictures don't tell it all but they give a satisfying sense of "up"!

Cheers
Title: Re: Tan Hill 200
Post by: Andy Corless on 16 May, 2012, 12:13:04 pm
Still not too late to enter this event. Route follows some early climbs over Sabden before climbing over the Yorkshire Dales to Tan Hill. The return leg includes the climbs of Harkerside Moor and Kidstones.

Start: Padiham, Lancashire
Date: Sunday 27 May 2012
Time: 08:00
Fee: £5

Free gift for all finishers.

Andy Corless

P.S. FWIW I've just seen the queen go past in Burnley!
Title: Re: Tan Hill 200
Post by: jogler on 16 May, 2012, 12:32:27 pm


P.S. FWIW I've just seen the queen go past in Burnley!

delivering her entry by hand no doubt ;D
Title: Re: Tan Hill 200
Post by: phil d on 16 May, 2012, 01:06:59 pm
This one is another on my "to do" list, but sadly not this year.  Next year could well be on, however.  The "to do" list is getting steadily shorter, with Chevy Chase the most recently crossed off.  That does not mean it won't be done again sometime.
Title: Re: Tan Hill 200
Post by: Andy Corless on 16 May, 2012, 03:45:15 pm


P.S. FWIW I've just seen the queen go past in Burnley!

delivering her entry by hand no doubt ;D
Fortunately not no! She wouldn't have had time as anybody else driving past at that speed would have got a speeding ticket anyway!

Andy Corless
Title: Re: Tan Hill 200
Post by: ajc on 16 May, 2012, 04:25:53 pm
Hi Andy, 

I've entered, as I said in my e-mail to you, its my first Audax !   ;D

I'm looking forward to it and a free gift at the end too, I'd better make sure I finish  !  :thumbsup:

Alan.

Title: Re: Tan Hill 200
Post by: Hillbilly on 18 July, 2013, 12:54:00 pm
Anyone else in for this ride?

Looks like a great route!
Title: Re: Tan Hill 200
Post by: Peter on 18 July, 2013, 04:27:31 pm
Yes, it is a great route, and very hard in the heat.  However, I am in, having done it already a couple of times, but I doubt if I'll be seeing much of you, or whether I'll get round in time!  Win or lose, it's only twenty miles to home for me.
Title: Re: Tan Hill 200
Post by: Revellinho on 19 July, 2013, 10:46:00 am
This ride is a great challenge and should be on everyone's 'to-do' list.  Good luck to all the entrants.  I cannot be there due to family and work commitments, but I'll be thinking of you as you're heading up that last stretch of Tan Hill (thinking you've done all the climbing - tee hee!).
Title: Re: Tan Hill 200
Post by: Hillbilly on 19 July, 2013, 12:04:25 pm
"Challenge" is one of those words that has an everyday meaning and an audax meaning....
Title: Re: Tan Hill 200
Post by: Hillbilly on 21 July, 2013, 09:15:44 pm
The first 150km were indeed a scenic challenge. Great scenery that just kept on giving metres of ascent.  The first 60km was lumpier than most 100Km grimpeurs south of Watford.  Andy did his usual drive around making sure we were all suffering, taking pictures of our grimaces as we crested and bested the worst of them.  :thumbsup:

First time up Buttertubs and Tan Hill.  Both climbs out of the top drawer.  Castle Bolton was a unique control - felt like I was on my holibobs (or should that by hillibobs).

Thanks to Andy.  We may have been few in number but I suspect we all had a grand adventure in the Pennines today.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Tan Hill 200
Post by: Peter on 21 July, 2013, 11:37:56 pm
Well done, Billy, I'm glad you enjoyed it.  Unfortunately, I called it a day at Ribblehead for reasons I will explain in a ride report soon.  Desperately disappointed because this is a superb ride, which I've done twice before, and I wanted to see Arkengarthdale again, especially.
Title: Re: Tan Hill 200
Post by: GraemeMcC on 22 July, 2013, 12:43:31 pm
Glad to see that you got back Peter - shame you had to pack at Ribblehead as that section to there into the wind was one of the toughest of the "flat" sections.
Arkengarthdale was a bit head-on too but mostly downhill. I just love the bleakness and feeling on top of the world up there from Tan Hill Inn, then the variation as you drop through the village.

Great folk muso at The Inn. Could have stayed there longer than the time to devour soup and a pint would allow. He did a great Cat Stevens number, The Wind, with a looper and all voice activated backing. Shame we didn't get the guy's name - a real entertainer.

Like Peter, I was struggling myself - some self inflicted gastric trouble, probably caused by a Malay Pad Thai stir-fry on Sat night involving fish sauce, eggs, noodles, chicken, chopped nuts and a few beers. And a bag of mixed nuts and raisins. That concoction gave me severe heartburn on Sunday, aggravated by a bit of rich carrot cake at Slaidburn. My High5 liquid carb was a real problem to force down but I had to, to keep hydrated and energised. So, felt like packing too. I thought that a bacon and sausage sarnie in the bikers cafe in Hawes might help but, with 3 layers of bacon, 2 layers of sausage and 2 meagre pads of barm, struggled to consume all that protein and struggled not to throw it all up once i'd scaled Buttertubs. The soup and the pint at the Inn helped. Castle Bolton cafe had now't plain so I forced a slice of flap-jack down. With 30km to go at Gargrave, I ditched the rest of the High5 and bought plain water. That helped and having caught up with 2 others helped.

We trailed in as a 3-some just under the 12 hours - so for my final LEL prep's, to come in last seems far from an ideal finish. It's been 5 years since I last rode this event (on its debut) and Grinton is still a major grind up. I also struggled over Kidstones this time, having "not minded" it in previous ascents. I guess that was done to being <100% well - i just hope I've had my "challenging" ride now for this season and all is well for next week. No more "foreign" food for me for a week or two then - corned beef and spuds and peas...
Title: Re: Tan Hill 200
Post by: Peter on 22 July, 2013, 01:36:44 pm
Thanks for the commiserations Graeme and I'm glad you survived!  If it took you twelve hours, I know you must have been off-colour.  I, too, had the carrot cake at Slaidburn.  Did you think they'd used the garlic knife to cut it?!

Might see you at Eskdalemuir, though I expect you'll be through before I arrive to help.

Good luck!
Title: Re: Tan Hill 200
Post by: Overthehill on 22 July, 2013, 09:12:04 pm
Hope you're okay Peter.  I didn't see anyone other than Andy after Slaidburn but had a really enjoyable time.  Was cool enough for climbing big hills without being too cold on the descents.  Recommend this to anyone and will almost certainly be back on it next year too

Ade
Title: Re: Tan Hill 200
Post by: Peter on 23 July, 2013, 12:17:34 am
Thanks, Ade.  I think I'm probably fine, except for lingering disappointment.  A combination of factors probably meant I just wasn't strong enough at the start line.  You shot off like a rocket, even allowing for my snailing!  Glad you had a good time and good luck for LEL.
Title: Re: Tan Hill 200
Post by: Peter on 25 July, 2013, 11:18:50 am
Doc's appointment this afternoon.

Meantime, I've put a report on my day out here:-


https://yacf.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=74301.msg1529658#new

Peter
Title: Re: Tan Hill 200
Post by: Overthehill on 25 July, 2013, 07:08:17 pm
Great write up Peter - hope all is okay
Title: Re: Tan Hill 200
Post by: Peter on 26 July, 2013, 12:47:33 am
Thanks, A.  Yes, Doc thinks it's just a bug and the back pain is a recurrence of trouble I had years ago.  I'll mend!
Title: Re: Tan Hill 200
Post by: Revellinho on 26 July, 2013, 08:47:16 am
Peter - I hope you are back to full fighting strength very soon.  Peter v The Bug... no contest.
Title: Re: Tan Hill 200
Post by: Peter on 26 July, 2013, 10:07:27 am
Thanks; it's on the ropes!
Title: Re: Tan Hill 200
Post by: Andy Corless on 18 July, 2015, 03:04:21 pm
The date for this year's event is Sunday 09 August 2015. With just 1-week to go before PBP, an ideal way to  test your legs before the "big one"! The route is very scenic offering 4500 metres of climbing whilst climbing over the Bowland Fells and Yorkshire Dales. Riders should be prepared for a very long but rewarding day in the saddle. Food available for purchase at every control (Slaidburn 24km; Tan Hill Inn 97 km; Castle Bolton 124 km & Gargrave 174 km). Simple navigation and no information controls.

For some old ride reports and blogs see below:

www.yacf.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=49152.0
www.yacf.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=74301.0
www.ade2010lejog.wordpress.com/2011/06/27/tan-hill-200-audax/

If not then see you in Paris.......

Andy Corless
Organiser
Tan Hill 200


Title: Re: Tan Hill 200
Post by: Jeff in Wales on 04 August, 2015, 02:49:36 pm
Is there a GPX file available for this? Nothing on AUK web page.
Title: Re: Tan Hill 200
Post by: Andy Corless on 11 July, 2016, 05:55:23 pm
The date for this year's event is Sunday 31 July 2016. The route is very scenic offering 4500 metres of climbing whilst climbing over the Bowland Fells and Yorkshire Dales. Riders should be prepared for a very long but rewarding day in the saddle. Food available for purchase at every control: Slaidburn 24km (cafe); Tan Hill Inn 97 km (pub); Castle Bolton 124 km (tearoom) & Gargrave 174 km (cafe/co-op). Simple navigation and no information controls.

Breakfast on offer at the start for those that want it, as usual car-park finish.

Event websites below:

https://burnleyccevents.com/tan-hill-200/
http://www.aukweb.net/events/detail/16-231/

Entry fee: £5 (£5.50 when entering via paypal).

Note there's a new start time of 08:30 am.

Andy Corless
Title: Re: Tan Hill 200
Post by: Jeff in Wales on 31 July, 2016, 11:31:06 pm
Quick thanks to Andy for organizing this great ride.

Only 15 starters I think but it is a tough ride.

Lots of climbs of course but many followed by some absolutely thrilling descents.

Don't think I've ever seen so much rabbit roadkill on a ride before.

Thanks to Mark from Reading for company at various points.

https://ridewithgps.com/trips/10252942

(http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w279/gruntstripe/Tan%20Hill%202016/Car%20Park%20Start.jpg)

(http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w279/gruntstripe/Tan%20Hill%202016/Tan%20Hill%20Inn.jpg)
Title: Re: Tan Hill 200
Post by: Andy Corless on 03 August, 2016, 11:42:41 am
Thanks to all those that entered and took part in the seventh edition of the Tan Hill 200.

19 entered
15 started
15 finished


Some photos from the event:

(https://burnleycceventsdotcom.files.wordpress.com/2015/10/img_20160731_0922460151.jpg?w=620)
Nigel Kelly, Waddington Fell


(https://burnleycceventsdotcom.files.wordpress.com/2015/10/img_20160731_092233473.jpg?w=620)
Dave Antrobus, Waddington Fell

(https://burnleycceventsdotcom.files.wordpress.com/2015/10/img_20160731_091815652.jpg?w=620)
Jeff Berry, Waddington Fell

(https://burnleycceventsdotcom.files.wordpress.com/2015/10/img_20160731_091749569.jpg?w=620)
Chris Brown, Waddington Fell

(https://burnleycceventsdotcom.files.wordpress.com/2015/10/img_20160731_091812368.jpg?w=620)
Group climbing Waddington Fell

(https://burnleycceventsdotcom.files.wordpress.com/2015/10/img_20160731_1223066541.jpg?w=620)
Mark Irons, Buttertubs Pass

(https://burnleycceventsdotcom.files.wordpress.com/2015/10/img_20160731_104726645.jpg?w=620)
Cecil Ilsley, Forest of Bowland

(https://burnleycceventsdotcom.files.wordpress.com/2015/10/img_20160731_1055069491.jpg?w=620)
Thomas Towers & Nigel Kelly, Forest of Bowland

(https://burnleycceventsdotcom.files.wordpress.com/2015/10/img_20160731_111205717.jpg?w=620)
Stephen & Shirley Anderson, Forest of Bowland

(https://burnleycceventsdotcom.files.wordpress.com/2015/10/img_20160731_111116964.jpg?w=620)
Chris Jones & Troy Little, Forest of Bowland

(https://burnleycceventsdotcom.files.wordpress.com/2015/10/img_20160731_111122899.jpg?w=620)
David Mason, Forest of Bowland

(https://burnleycceventsdotcom.files.wordpress.com/2015/10/img_20160731_1223120891.jpg?w=620)
Jeff Berry, Buttertubs Pass

(https://burnleycceventsdotcom.files.wordpress.com/2015/10/img_20160731_091231547.jpg?w=620)
Distant Pendle

(https://burnleycceventsdotcom.files.wordpress.com/2015/10/img_20160731_111501562.jpg?w=620)
3-peaks country

(https://burnleycceventsdotcom.files.wordpress.com/2015/10/img_20160731_114629912.jpg?w=620)
Ribblehead Viaduct

(https://burnleycceventsdotcom.files.wordpress.com/2015/10/img_20160731_131429957.jpg?w=620)
Time for a well earned drink

Next year's event will be held on Sunday 13 August 2017.

Andy Corless
Organiser
Tan Hill 200




Title: Re: Tan Hill 200
Post by: TigaSefi on 03 August, 2016, 12:06:37 pm
Brilliant pictures, I'll do this one next year as long as it doesn't clash with Ride London 100 ( assuming i get in). I need to do Buttertubs Pass!
Title: Re: Tan Hill 200
Post by: Andy Corless on 03 August, 2016, 12:21:30 pm
"I'll do this one next year as long as it doesn't clash with Ride London 100 ( assuming i get in)."

Is that the same as the Prudential Ride London-Surrey 100? If so, next year's date is Sunday 30 July 2017! There's another interesting Audax event on on that date you know .......

Andy Corless
Title: Re: Tan Hill 200
Post by: TigaSefi on 03 August, 2016, 12:52:35 pm
 :) I am not doing LEL.
Title: Re: Tan Hill 200
Post by: TigaSefi on 08 December, 2016, 08:04:22 pm
 Andy, just remembered I am doing this. What available in the way of b&b or hotels?
Title: Re: Tan Hill 200
Post by: Andy Corless on 12 December, 2016, 01:32:58 pm
Have you actually entered yet? If so, I don't appear to have your entry. If not, you can enter online here: http://www.aukweb.net/events/detail/17-231/

For details about nearby accommodation, try the event website at: https://burnleyccevents.com/tan-hill-200/

Hope this is of help!

Andy Corless



Title: Re: Tan Hill 200
Post by: TigaSefi on 12 December, 2016, 02:48:56 pm
I usually enter two months before hand! But book the hotels much earlier to get best prices!!
Title: Re: Tan Hill 200
Post by: Andy Corless on 28 July, 2017, 04:19:25 pm
This year's event has been set for Sunday 13 August 2017. For the first time, it's not a car-park start & finish. I've secured the local community centre for the running of the event, meaning you'll be able to take advantage of a free breakfast and enjoy some refreshments afterwards.

The route is very scenic offering 4500 metres of climbing whilst climbing over the Bowland Fells and Yorkshire Dales. Riders should be prepared for a very long but rewarding day in the saddle. Food available for purchase at every control (Slaidburn 27 km; Tan Hill Inn 99 km; Castle Bolton 127 km & Gargrave 177 km). Simple navigation and no information controls.

Event websites below:

https://burnleyccevents.com/tan-hill-200/
http://www.aukweb.net/events/detail/17-231/

Entry fee: £5 (£5.50 when entering via paypal).

Andy Corless
Title: Re: Tan Hill 200
Post by: TigaSefi on 04 August, 2017, 12:28:18 pm
Getting ready for this one! :)

So when can I expect the email with the GPX and routesheet?

Sefi
Title: Re: Tan Hill 200
Post by: Andy Corless on 05 August, 2017, 02:09:20 pm
Sometime over the weekend. I've been away doing LEL this last week!

Andy Corless
Title: Re: Tan Hill 200
Post by: TigaSefi on 05 August, 2017, 06:54:09 pm
Sometime over the weekend. I've been away doing LEL this last week!

Andy Corless

I saw your name in the finisher's lists so you can take all the time you want! See ya next weekend.
Title: Re: Tan Hill 200
Post by: Jon+1bike on 07 August, 2017, 12:55:42 pm
Hiya Andy..
Said Hello a few times on LEL & offered help with that flat when you very wet & on hilly section.. glad to see you finish well.
Would be grateful for gpx or tcx file for TanHill200 as I'm useless without Garmin.
Title: Re: Tan Hill 200
Post by: TigaSefi on 07 August, 2017, 01:26:24 pm
Hiya Andy..
Said Hello a few times on LEL & offered help with that flat when you very wet & on hilly section.. glad to see you finish well.
Would be grateful for gpx or tcx file for TanHill200 as I'm useless without Garmin.

this is the nearest you are going to get to a gpx file - just export it as your favoured track: https://ridewithgps.com/trips/6035061
Title: Re: Tan Hill 200
Post by: Jon+1bike on 08 August, 2017, 05:55:43 pm
ThankYou..
But how do you save as favourite track?
Do you have to paid version of ridewith gps?
Cheers..
Title: Re: Tan Hill 200
Post by: TigaSefi on 08 August, 2017, 07:48:29 pm
Hi you can press export option at top right of map and then select tcx or gpx and it'll download to your computer.  No need to pay. Making a free account is a good idea though but not necessary.
Title: Re: Tan Hill 200
Post by: TigaSefi on 14 August, 2017, 11:03:51 am
1) brilliant weather
2) Brutal start. Absolutely brutal
3) stunning scenery everywhere

Great ride and route. Wouldn't have fancied that if it was cold and wet.
Title: Re: Tan Hill 200
Post by: geoff morgan on 17 August, 2017, 11:51:30 am
Agreed on all points. The last bit of climb to Tan Hill was extremely tough, and with 98k and a lot of ascent already in your legs.
Title: Re: Tan Hill 200
Post by: TigaSefi on 16 September, 2017, 04:03:24 pm
Hi, any idea when the validation will be finalised? Many thanks, Sefi
Title: Re: Tan Hill 200
Post by: Andy Corless on 25 September, 2017, 05:50:54 pm
"Hi, any idea when the validation will be finalised?"

By the end of this week!

The date for next year's event has been set for Sunday 05 August 2018.

Andy Corless
Organiser
Tan Hill 200
Title: Re: Tan Hill 200
Post by: TigaSefi on 25 September, 2017, 07:16:54 pm
I’ll bear that date in mind! :)
Title: Tan Hill 200
Post by: TigaSefi on 28 September, 2017, 05:13:34 am
Lots, long and killer steep in places in the first 40 miles! Even I got worried I’d miss the cut off! But the second half is a delight!

Compared to the first anyways. Certainly a no faff ride.
Title: Re: Tan Hill 200
Post by: Lee Killestein on 28 September, 2017, 08:22:26 am
When travelling North of the Thames is considered somewhat of an adventure, I have know idea what the terrain is like compared to the South East. I picture long, never ending, but not killer steep? Would I be anywhere close?

EDIT -apparently I'm not!
http://veloviewer.com/segments/2612899

I’ve not ridden too much in the south east so I don’t know what your idea of lumpy is. Significant lumps that I recall are: Nick o’ Pendle, Waddington Fell, Cross of Greet, Buttertubs, Tan Hill, Greets Moss and Kidstones Bank. The bits in between aren’t exactly flat but after Kidstones it does flatten out for a blissful 30km or so. It’s a great ride though, you will it be disappointed!
Title: Re: Tan Hill 200
Post by: Karla on 28 September, 2017, 12:23:05 pm
When travelling North of the Thames is considered somewhat of an adventure, I have know idea what the terrain is like compared to the South East. I picture long, never ending, but not killer steep? Would I be anywhere close?

EDIT -apparently I'm not!
http://veloviewer.com/segments/2612899

Trivia: Chris Boardman and Malcolm Elliot have both won (https://cyclinguphill.com/nick-o-pendle/) the national hillclimb champs on that stretch of hill. 
Title: Re: Tan Hill 200
Post by: snail on 28 September, 2017, 07:42:30 pm
I would love to work up to doing this one year. I live locally so I do bimble up Nick O'Pendle from time to time. First time I got up there in one go, on a mountain bike no less, I burst into tears at the top. A bloke looked at me sympathetically and said, "First time?" :D
Title: Re: Tan Hill 200
Post by: Jay_70_One on 04 October, 2017, 12:07:53 pm
I’ve not ridden too much in the south east so I don’t know what your idea of lumpy is.

Nor have or do I, to be honest!

I do enjoy a good hill or two, so if I can persuade my wonderful wife that we,  or at least I need a weekend up north, I'll be riding this.
for me the highlight of the 200's, an absolute brute which you know you have ridden but well worth it. Prepare for long periods in the small ring.
Title: Re: Tan Hill 200
Post by: whosatthewheel on 04 October, 2017, 12:32:09 pm
I always found cycling in the Dales exceedingly hard... harder than Wales, harder than the Peak District and even harder than the Lake District. Although some Lakeland passes are steeper, the Dales are relentless and the wind is always a feature. The east side of Tan Hill is a "benign" long slog at moderate gradients, but often a fierce headwind from the west makes it a very tough ascent.
Title: Re: Tan Hill 200
Post by: whosatthewheel on 05 October, 2017, 06:20:38 am
Prepare for long periods in the small ring.

Prepare for long periods of tacking.

I don't own a geared machine. Has anyone been stupid brave enough to have tackled it fixed?

James

I haven't seen the route, but I would not recommend. You might have to walk for very long sections, rather than short.
Title: Re: Tan Hill 200
Post by: TigaSefi on 05 October, 2017, 07:28:04 am
Hell no to fixed. A rider would be zig zagging for days!!
Title: Re: Tan Hill 200
Post by: whosatthewheel on 05 October, 2017, 01:43:37 pm
Had a look at the route...

The Nick of Pendle is almost impossible on fixed, Cross of Greet has a terrible final part, Buttertubs has sections at 15-20%, the west side of Tan hill has some steep sections... then you haver Greets Moss, which again, is very steep and Kidstones to conclude.
In between these, there are of course shorter but similarly steep bumps

https://www.strava.com/activities/660188389/

It is a pretty brutal ride
Title: Re: Tan Hill 200
Post by: whosatthewheel on 05 October, 2017, 02:17:22 pm
, it's this or Knock Ventoux, which ironically will be the easier of the two I guess.


I suspect you are right on this... Great Dun Fell aside, the rest seems rather doable... I am tempted by it
Title: Re: Tan Hill 200
Post by: whosatthewheel on 05 October, 2017, 02:26:40 pm
, it's this or Knock Ventoux, which ironically will be the easier of the two I guess.


I suspect you are right on this... Great Dun Fell aside, the rest seems rather doable... I am tempted by it

On the cog?

Ten of them... times two
Title: Re: Tan Hill 200
Post by: whosatthewheel on 05 October, 2017, 02:33:46 pm
Ten of them... times two

 :o

Yeah... and imagine my surprise when I found out that a set of ten, often referred to as a "cassette", is actually cheaper than a single cog!
Title: Re: Tan Hill 200
Post by: Andy Corless on 05 October, 2017, 06:16:35 pm
Just to let you know that next year's return leg is different from previous editions. Instead of going via Arkengarthdale, next year's route retraces over Buttertubs Pass to Hawes before climbing over Fleet Moss to rejoin the old route near Buckden.

Andy Corless
Title: Re: Tan Hill 200
Post by: TigaSefi on 06 October, 2017, 09:00:27 am
22t? Sure you don't want a 32?

*sorry if I missed the joke
Title: Re: Tan Hill 200
Post by: Chris S on 28 July, 2018, 11:01:49 pm
Hows the weather looking?

I'm going out on a limb here: Warm & Sunny.
Title: Re: Tan Hill 200
Post by: robbieonsea on 02 August, 2018, 10:21:16 pm

I've made a GPX file for this years route, with the return back over Buttertubs.

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28239319

Usual disclaimer: use at own risk.
The route is split into each of the 4 sections.
Title: Re: Tan Hill 200
Post by: Zed43 on 05 August, 2018, 10:07:40 pm
Already after the relatively benign climb to Knick O'Pendle I knew my legs had not recovered sufficiently after yesterday's Knock Ventoux. Or to put it differently, neglecting my training on the turbo really made itself felt this weekend... So at CP1 in Slaidburn I decided, after tea and cake, to abandon Tan Hill; my first DNF for a brevet and you could say I had quite mixed feelings about this decision.

Still, it was a lovely day and a waste not to do some cycling in the lovely Dales. I continued on the official route towards High Bentham, truly enjoying the descent of Cross of Greet Pass, but turning east to Settle and from there the now familiar road to Padiham / Burnley.

I'm sure it'll fuel the motivation to do a proper structured training again this winter / spring in order to tackle Tan Hill again next year!(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180805/cab74d0c76e17320f12dc806be134a77.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180805/0b09fc4968dbc7bf06d0bb697b4c39f8.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180805/5fd7eb54504b4986dce38132f3a331f2.jpg)
Title: Re: Tan Hill 200
Post by: Andy Corless on 22 July, 2019, 05:40:39 pm
This year's event has been set for Sunday 11 August 2019. I've again secured the local community centre for the running of the event, meaning you'll be able to take advantage of a free breakfast and enjoy some refreshments afterwards.

The route is very scenic offering 4000 metres of climbing whilst climbing over the Bowland Fells and Yorkshire Dales. Riders should be prepared for a very long but rewarding day in the saddle. 4 AA points on offer for points chasers. Food available for purchase at every control (Slaidburn 27 km; Tan Hill Inn 99 km; & Gargrave 167 km). Simple navigation and no information controls.

Those that have already entered will be receiving their event information and route-sheet before the weekend.

Event websites below:

http://www.aukweb.net/events/detail/19-231/

http://burnleyccevents.com/tan-hill-200/

GPS track: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28239319

Start time: 08:30 am
Entry fee: £7.50


Andy Corless
Organiser
Tan Hill 200


Title: Re: Tan Hill 200
Post by: Revellinho on 09 June, 2021, 10:20:25 pm
Has anyone had a routesheet for the 2021 route from the Burnley start, or is it just me?  Last time I did it, it was from the Padiham and it is the first and last 10 miles I am a hazy about.  Now received!
Title: Re: Tan Hill 200
Post by: raymondoyo on 10 June, 2021, 11:14:45 am
I don't seem to have had an email with the gpx for this year, and would be grateful if anyone could post a link.
Title: Re: Tan Hill 200
Post by: Andy Corless on 10 June, 2021, 10:39:37 pm
Apologies if the GPS track was missing from the email.

This is the track for this year's route:

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28239319

Good luck this Sunday.

Andy Corless
Organiser
Tan Hill 200
Title: Re: Tan Hill 200
Post by: raymondoyo on 11 June, 2021, 04:20:46 pm
Many thanks! Looking forward to it.
Title: Re: Tan Hill 200
Post by: Andy Corless on 18 June, 2021, 11:47:11 am
Thanks to all those that took part in last Sunday's Tan Hill 200, a 200 km circuit around the Forest of Bowland and the Yorkshire Dales national park. Overall, the event passed off with no problems. I've uploaded some photo's onto the AUK Facebook page and rider Richard Lake has uploaded an excellent YouTube video. Both can be accessed by clicking on the links below:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P7gR3APmSHg

https://www.facebook.com/photo?fbid=4414835255215461&set=pcb.10161019781783642

No date has yet been set for next year's edition (you can't plan for next week at the moment).

Thanks again to all those that took part this year and I do hope you've all recovered. There were no reportable incidents.

Andy Corless
Organiser
Tan Hill 200