The Team Townend Pushbike Challenge is a charity sportive in memory of Christian and Niggy Townend who were killed in a road crash whilst out cycling in December 2010. The aims of the day are to raise money for RoadPeace (www.roadpeace.org), challenge yourself, enjoy cycling and remember Christian and Niggy.
The event is based at Loweswater village hall (CA13 0RU), just 10 miles from Keswick and 8 miles from Cockermouth. There are two courses (21 and 45 miles) taking in some of the most scenic and spectacular parts of the Lake District, as well as some of its most challenging roads, including the Whinlatter, Honister, and Newlands passes.
The first challenge took place in April 2011 and and raised over £17,000 for RoadPeace. Since then it has grown into a popular sportive event, with nearly 300 entrants in 2012.
Please see http://www.teamtownend.org for more info or to enter!