The Rotary Club of Kendal in association with the Kent Valley Road Club organises an annual cyclosportive previously in July but in 2014 it will be on the 17th August. There are two routes available - one of 60 miles which is ideal for riders who have not tackled a sportive before or who are out to enjoy themselves, and a 112 mile route that offers a real challenge for the more experienced rider.
The routes take the riders through outstanding scenery in Lancashire, Yorkshire and Cumbria - the three counties which give the event its name. The terrain varies from level stretches beside Morecambe Bay, through the hills of the Yorkshire Dales, and over the magnificent Kirkstone Pass in Cumbria's Lake District on the longer route. If you have Google Earth installed on your PC or tablet you can download the routes and take a virtual tour.