ENTRY UPDATE - ONE ENTRY AVAILABLE 2019 EXTREME X  

 

              

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BIKE : ENGLISH LAKE DISTRICT OPEN ROAD OUT AND BACK

DISTANCE : 112 MILES (191 km)         

ELEVATION GAIN : 15,213ft (4,637 m)

 

START T1 - WATERHEAD - AMBLESIDE

FINISH T2 - WATERHEAD - AMBLESIDE

 

EXTREME X BIKE MAP

 

BIKE 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 (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. The route continues North, descending sharply to Brotherswater before a short flat section to the Turnaround Point at Patterdale. Retracing the route back to Transition via the North face of Kirkstone Pass (K2), a shorter 3 km ascent getting steadily steeper, again cumulating in a maximum gradient of 25% before descending back down the struggle to Transition (T1A) 30km. Competitors must re-enter the timing area before turning around and repeating the same Kirkstone Loop as detailed above, Kirkstone Pass South (K3); Patterdale Turnaround; Kirkstone Pass North (K4); returning to Transition (T1B) 60km timing area before continuing onto the Eskdale Loop.

 

ESKDALE LOOP (Two Laps) From T1B head West through the Great Langale 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 King George IV Hotel turnaround (E1). Retracing the route back to Transition via Hardknott Western slope; 9k 33% (H2) and Wrynose Western Slope; 3km 20% (W2); Blea Tarn; Great Langdale and to Transition (T1C) 127km. Competitors must re-enter the timing area before turning around and repeating the Eskdale Loop detailed above, Great Langdale, Wrynose East (W3); Hardknott East (H3); Eskdale Turnaround (E2); Hardknott West (H4) Wrynose West (W4); Great Langdale and returning to Transition T2 to run. BE WARNED this is the hardest bike section of any Ultra Distance Triathlon anywhere.

 

K1 KIRKSTONE (25%)

K2 KIRKSTONE (25%)

K3 KIRKSTONE (25%)

K4 KIRKSTONE (25%)

W1 WYRNOSE (25%)

H1 HARDKNOTT (33%)

H2 HARDKNOTT (33%)

W2 WRYNOSE (20%)

W3 WRYNOSE (25%)

H3 HARKDNOTT (33%)

H4 HARDKNOTT (33%)

W4 WRYNOSE (20%)

 

 

 

 

 

112 MILE OPEN ROAD CYCLE OVER 2 LAPS OUT AND BACK TO INCLUDE 12 CLIMBS ALL OVER 20%. HARDKNOTT PASS AT 33% IS CYCLED EACH WAY, TWICE. THE EXTREME BIKE LEG IS THE TOUGHEST OF ANY ULTRA 'IRON MAN' RACE ANY WHERE IN THE WORLD.

 

EXTREME X BIKE MAP

 

 

NEW EVENT 2019

25/05/2019

EXTREME X - THE TOUGHEST JUST GOT TOUGHER.  140 miles (225 km) - ELEVATION 24,114 ft (7350 m) THE BIKE SECTION CLIMBS 12 MOUNTAIN PASSES, ALL OVER 20%, HARKNOTT, THE STEEPEST PASS IN THE UK AT 33% IS CLIMBED 4 TIMES. THE RUN ASCENDS OVER 8,800 ft, TWICE SUMMITING HELVELLYN (3100 FT)

 

EXTREME X ENTRIES OPEN 2019

 

TOTAL ENTRIES 100

AVAILABLE PLACES: 1

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