Brathay Brutal

New for this year and kindly named by the team at Bike Bible after tackling our inaugural event, by popular demand we bring you the Brathay Brutal. At 58 miles the Brutal may not be the longest ride out there, but with 6,200 feet of climbing it’s no small effort!

With the steeper climbs ranging between 20% and 35% you will certainly have to work for your end of ride meal (which is included by the way). With views over the Duddon Valley, Coniston Water and Windermere it is sure to be a scenic ride.

Standard Entry: £22

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Event day information

Click here to download your event day information

Download the Belter And Brutal Rider Notes PDF

Event day information

Click here to download your event day information

Download the Belter And Brutal Rider Notes PDF

Key Facts

Major climbs

Gradient up Wrynose Pass

Feet of ascent on biggest climb

Feet of ascent overall


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 all over 18’s costing £22 including entry fees, 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.


Results for the 2017 Brathay Brutal will be displayed here after the event.


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