Brathay Belter Short

For those new to cycling or just looking for something a bit less challenging, we bring you the Brathay Belter Short. Whether you’re new to cycling or want some exercise while waiting for someone on the longer routes, the Belter Short offers a great opportunity for your cycling season.

The Belter Short presents an ideal opportunity for an enjoyable family weekend ride or a something gentle for those looking to take it easy. At 15 miles with a total of 1,400 feet of climbing the Belter Short is the ideal chance just to have a go at a cycling sportive while enjoying the stunning Lake District scenery.

Standard Entry: £15

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Key Facts

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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 12 years old costing:

  • £10 for all 12-17 year olds
  • £15 for all over 18
  • £30 for a family ticket (1 adult and 2 children)

This includes food and drink at two refreshment stations 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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Whatever your level of experience our training advice will support you to cross the finish line at Brathay Hall with a smile on your face.

Other events

If you're looking for another cycling event - maybe riding around Windermere 10 times! We have other cycling events which may better suit your goals. You may also prefer a running or rowing event.


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