This event is entered via ballot only. It is oversubscribed every year, so hopeful riders must enter the ballot during the window in January 2018.
The ballot will be open from 10am Wednesday 3 January 2018 to midnight on Monday 15 January 2018. Riders must visit this webpage and register in that time period for the chance to secure a place.*
More information on how to enter will be available on this page from Friday 1st December.
Want to guarantee your place?
If you want to 100% secure your place in advance of the ballot, you can sign up to ride for the charity partners of The Fred. The Fred also supports local charities including The Great North Air Ambulance, The North West Air Ambulance and The Duddon and Furness Mountain Rescue. We wouldn’t be able to put this event on without them which is why your charity place fundraising efforts go directly to them.
Visit the Fred Whitton website from Friday 1 December 2017 and purchase a charity entry for £60 (with a fundraising commitment of £250) and you will guarantee your place and help fantastic national and local causes.
The Fred Whitton Challenge has now raised £1,138,000 for Macmillan and other local charities.