Timing & rider notes
We use helmet tag electronic timing to record your time. The tag is a small identifier that you stick on the left side of your helmet, and which is automatically detected and recorded when you ride past their timing equipment. The antennae are at the start, the two checkpoints (Braithwaite and Calder Bridge), and at the finish. They record your times to each of the checkpoints and at the finish. The times are automatically uploaded to the web and available soon after you finish.
You can start at any time between 6am and 8am. But be warned that there’s a cut-off time of 11.30am at the Braithwaite checkpoint (at 60 miles) and 14:30 at Calder Bridge; and over Kirkstone, Honister and Newlands passes and quite a few less well known (but still very hard) climbs. So please start early if you’re a first-timer!
Click on the links below to view all of the information you’ll need ahead of the event:
Friends of the Fred
Want to get involved?
It takes over 350 registered volunteers to keep the Fred Whitton Challenge going. If you’d like to help out at the event jobs for volunteers vary depending on location, time of day and skills. Please register your interest before the event. All volunteers are guaranteed a place on the following years' ride.
Or you can donate to any of our chosen charities. All donations are well received and go to helping fund these fantastic services in the community.