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HALF X BIKE : ENGLISH LAKE DISTRICT, OPEN ROAD - NEW ROUTE UPDATED 2023

DISTANCE : 56 MILES (90km)

ELEVATION GAIN 6604 ft (2013m)

 

START : T1 WATERHEAD, AMBLESIDE 

FINISH : T2 WATERHEAD, AMBLESIDE

 

HALF X BIKE MAP 

 

The bike section is entirely on tarmac roads however, some sections of the route are on poorly maintained B roads. As organisers we warn riders of the worst potholes on route and publish a map to highlight the worst areas. We strongly recommend entrants make themselves familiar with the route before the race.

 

KIRKSTONE LOOP - WATERHEAD - KIRKSTONE PASS - WATERHEAD

(Two Laps) From T1 head North through the village of Ambleside before bearing North West and to the first ascent of Kirtksone Pass (K1). At 5.6 km with a maximum gradient of 25%, cumulating in the infamous ‘Struggle’ a short but sharp series of hairpin switchbacks just below the summit of 1,500m. Descending back to Transition via the village of Troutbeck and the A591

 

ESKDALE LOOP - WATERHEAD - ESKDALE GREEN -WATERHEAD

(Two Laps) From T1B head West through the Great Langdale Valley to Dungeon Ghyll before the short but steep Blea Tarn pass with a maximum gradient of 25% and onto Little Langdale. Sharp right turn onto the first ascent of the twin passes of Wrynose (W1) and Hardknott (H1) at 3km 25% and 2km 33% respectively. After descending Hardknott, continue West along the flat Eskdale valley to the Eskdale Green turnaround (E1).

Retracing the route back to Transition via Hardknott (H2) Western slope; 5k 33%; Wrynose (W2) Western Slope; 3km 20%; Blea Tarn UPDATED 2023; Great Langdale and to Transition (T1C).

 

BE WARNED this is the hardest bike section of any Half Iron Distance Triathlon anywhere.

 

K1 KIRKSTONE (25%) - T1A TRANSITION TIMING STATION

W1 WYRNOSE (25%)

H1 HARDKNOTT (33%) - E1 ESKDALE GREEN TURNAROUND

H2 HARDKNOTT (33%)

W2 WRYNOSE (20%) - T2 TRANSITION TIMING STATION

 

58 MILE OPEN ROAD CYCLE. THE HALF X BIKE LEG IS THE TOUGHEST OF ANY HALF 'IRON MAN' RACE ANY WHERE IN THE WORLD.

 

GPX FILE

 

HALF X BIKE MAP

 

 

 

THE BIKE SECTION OF THE HALF X IS THE TOUGHEST OF ANY HALF IRON TRIATHLON IN THE WORLD

 

 

 

TRIATHLON X - HALF X - JUNE 18th 2023 

 

UPDATED FOR 2023 TRIATHLON X - HALF X - HALF IRON DISTANCE TRIATHLON

PART OF THE TRIATHLON X ULTRA FESTIVAL WEEKEND

 

DISTANCE : 70.3 MILES (113 km)

ELEVATION GAIN : 9,648 ft (2,941m)

AMBLESIDE - CUMBRIA - UNITED KINGDOM