Sunday August 31st 2014Richard Rose Morton Academy Wigton Road Carlisle CA2 6LB
The Giant Killa - 86.4 mile / 139 Kilometre – Entry £24.00
Almost 6000ft of ascent
The Killa – 64 mile / 103 Kilometre – Entry £21.00
The Little Killa – 33.9 mile / 54.5 Kilometre – £18.00
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86.4 mile Giant Killa Route Map - HERE
86.4 mile Giant Killa Route Card - HERE
64 mile Killa Route Map - HERE
64 mile Killa Route Card – HERE
33.9 mile Little Killa Route Map - HERE
33.9 mile Little Killa Route Card - HERE
ENTRIES TO DATE – HERE
The Caldbeck Killa Cycle Sportive
A choice of 3 rides in and around north Cumbria, through the northern Lake District
and Eden Valley on quiet country roads. Feed stops, tech support
and finish refreshments all included in the price
Event HQ & Registration
The event will start and finish at the newly constructed Richard Rose Morton Academy to the west of the city, just a half mile from the city by-pass. With over 150 free parking spaces (plenty outside the school) it is an ideal venue. Registration will be in the school atrium, which is the very obvious glass structure to the right as you enter the school car park. It will be open between 0800 and 0900.
Tea and coffee will be available to buy from the school café.
You will be given an event number and zip ties. Please attach the number to your handlebars. KEEP IT SAFE AS YOU WILL NEED IT FOR YOUR FOOD IN THE SCHOOL AFTER THE EVENT.
Cyclists will be started in small groups at 2 minute intervals from just after 08:00 for The Giant Killa, 08:20 for the Killa & 08:50 for the Little Killa. The start is on the paved area at the front of the school.
Navigating the course is the ultimate responsibility of the participant however the route will be very well marked. Every turn/junction will have a bright yellow fluorescent directional arrow. Links to all courses are above. There will be no marshals on the route.
The event is NOT a race and the roads are all fully open. You must obey the Highway Code and be courteous to other road users. You must not ride more than two abreast.
Please expect the unexpected, farm premises, mud and debris on the road, on coming vehicles etc. are all a possibility.
The event is being held under British Cycling rules; therefore hard shell helmets are compulsory. Sorry but no helmet no ride!
Mobile phone coverage around the course can be patchy. If you have no signal consider one of the call boxes in the villages or ask a following cyclist to relay a message.
Bikes and equipment?
A road bike is strongly recommended. Although achievable on a mountain bike it will take much longer and be much harder work! It must be in a road worthy condition with special attention taken with the working order of the brakes! There are some steep ascents during the first two-thirds of the ride so a suitable gear ratio is advised.
It is advisable to bring spare tubes, tyre leavers and tools as well as a mobile phone and some money in case of emergencies.
There will be a broom wagon for retirements/incidents.
There will be a food stop at Caldbeck Cricket Club which is about half way for each course. You will be able to get a brew, fruit, water and other snacks. Toilet facilities will also be available. There will be an additional stop on the roadside at the edge of Penrith for the Giant Killa riders.
Finish where you started and ensure the time keepers record your number. Hot food and a drink will be available from 11:00 in the school, as above hand in your event number.
Finish times will be published as soon as possible at the school and on the Sport in Action website within 24 hours.
On behalf of Sport in Action, we thank you for your entry. Please have a safe and enjoyable event.