Brathay Belter Medium

Building on a combination of our previous route and rides, we bring you a revamped Brathay Belter Medium. The 44 mile route with 4,200 feet of climbing, presents a nice challenge for those looking for a less strenuous ride out than the Belter Long.

Covering a combination of previous routes and sections from the Belter Long the route offers those looking for a challenge, but something not quite so tough, the opportunity to enjoy some summer riding. Including climbs such as Blea Tarn, but steering around Wrynose Pass (unlike the Belter Long which goes over it), the route isn’t flat by any stretch of the imagination.

The ride will start from Brathay Hall at 8am allowing plenty of time for everyone to get back for Lunch.

Standard Entry: £22

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Key Facts

Time to beat (2016)

Cakes consumed per rider

Strava segments

Total 'Belter miles' (2016)


Click below to download a route to import to your cycle computer. GPX files are compatible with most cycle computers as well as Strava routes and Garmin Connect.

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Entry is open to anyone over 18 years old with 16-18 year olds being able to sign up if riding alongside a responsible adult. Entries cost:

  • £22 for all over 18
  • £40 for one 16/17 year old and a responsible adult (combined)

This includes entry fees, food and drink at the refreshment station and a meal at the finish at Brathay Hall.

Please take a moment to read the event terms and conditions before purchasing a ticket.


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A special thank you to all our sponsors and partners. Without your support we wouldn't be able to make the Brathay Belter sportives the successful events that they are.

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