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Challenge Events, Sun 18 Jun 2017

Giant Kendal – Castle Sportive

Giant Kendal – Castle Sportive


The inaugural Giant Kendal - Castle Sportive starts and finishes at the majestic Lowther Castle. It follows a figure of eight route for 58 miles with 5118ft of accent (90k/1560m) that allows spectators to support from the splendour of Lowther Castle grounds.

Ideally situated as the start and finish for a stunning ride around quiet Cumbrian lanes and amazing scenery with a ‘feature’ climb thrown in the first half so those legs are still nice and fresh. For those that like challenges we have additional spot prizes based on Strava course segments.

If a bike ride isn’t your thing, Lowther Castle is the perfect location for a family day out, and we have designed the route so riders will come back through the grounds during their ride for supporters to give them a well-earned cheer!

Entry to the Giant Kendal - Castle Sportive also includes two free child places to the Lost Castle worth £14; these must be used on the day of the event. One adult must accompany the children at a cost of £9.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringPublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencing

Children welcomeDisabled access

Event details

Dates Times
Sun 18 Jun 2017
Riders can start between 8am – 10am


Entry fee - £30

Events at this Venue

date event
Sat 27 May - Sat 3 Jun Fairy Folk and Pixie People of Lowther
Sun 18 Jun Giant Kendal – Castle Sportive
Sun 8 Oct Penrith Rotary 10K Trail run and 4K fun run
Sat 21 - Sun 29 Oct Half Term Horrors
Tue 24 - Wed 25 Oct Halloween
Fri 27 - Sat 28 Oct Halloween


Giant Kendal Shop

01539 728057


Lowther Castle,
CA10 2HG


Signposted from the A6 at Hackthorpe, within 15 minutes of M6 junctions 39 and 40, and the A66 from Penrith.

Parking: free


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details


  • YesDesignated parking for guests with disabilities
  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • Yesis solid
  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesIs flat (i.e. without steps)
    • YesHas a ramp

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area
    • YesTo a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
    • YesTo the gift shop
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesLift equipped with raised floor numbers or braille numbers or letters
  • YesContrast markings on clear surfaces such as glass doors
  • YesBaby changing facilities


  • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
  • YesEffective lighting for visually impaired visitors
  • YesGood colour/tonal contrast for visually impaired visitors
  • YesRoutes/pathways suitable for wheelchair users or visitors with limited mobility
  • YesDisplays at suitable height for wheelchair users / children
  • YesAudible alarm system


  • YesEntrance is well lit


  • YesLevel access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to cafeteria
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesMenus available in large print (14pt and over)
  • Restaurant / cafe provide meals for visitors with special dietary requirements:
    • YesSugar free (diabetic)
    • YesGluten free (coeliacs)
    • YesAdditive free
    • YesVegetarian
  • YesSeating suitable for wheelchair users, ie moveable and good height for person sitting in a wheelchair
  • YesHigh chairs for children
  • YesChildren's menu

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