Brathay Belter

Building on a combination of our previous route and rides, we bring you a revamped Brathay Belter. Changes to the route following comments from last year result in a 44 mile route with 4,200 feet of climbing, presenting a nice challenge for those looking for a less strenuous ride out than the Brutal.

Covering a combination of the 2016 route and sections from the Brathay Brutal the route offers those looking for a challenge, but something not quite so “brutal”, the opportunity to enjoy some summer riding. Including climbs such as Blea Tarn, but steering around Wrynose Pass (unlike the Brutal which goes over it), the route isn’t flat by any stretch of the imagination.

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.

Download Route GPX File

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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.


Congratulations to everyone who took part in the 2016 Brathay Belter.

You can view the full results below.

Results from other events this year are also available (right).


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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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