The Raptor

The Raptor - Forest of Bowland 63 mile sportive

June 18 2023
Lancaster, North West, UK
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Distances: 63 miles
Difficulty: Difficult terrain with longer, steeper hills
Limited to: 300 Participants

The Raptor Sportive is a great ride that explores the many miles of remote cycling country in and around this outstanding area – quiet roads and lanes throughout – along with breath taking scenery and challenging ascents.

Come and ride some of the roads that Wiggo did to get ready for the 2012 Tour de France.

Forest of Bowland 60 miler

Start Located At: 3-1-5 Healthclub - Manin Way - Lancaster - LA1 3PE
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0800 – 3-1-5 Health Club opens

0900 – First riders start

1030 – Last riders start

1700 – Event closes

2000 – 3-1-5 Health Club closes

Registration Fees

Online entry fees – 25 October 2021 – until 1 January 2022 

60+ mile events – £30.00
Souvenir medal – £5.00 until 5 June 2022
Online entry fees – 1 January 2022 until 5 June 2022

6o+ mile events – £35.00
Souvenir medal – £5.00 until 5 June 2022

All entries close 5 June 2022 and there are no “on the day” entries


free secure parking on tarmac
rider numbers posted to every participant – no queuing for registration
on site toilets
mechanical support at HQ and e n route
professional medical support – by paramedics in a fully equipped ambulance
qualified remote area 1st aiders en route
100% way marked course
GPX files of each route sent out with event day information e mail in week before the event
quiet roads and lanes throughout
British Cycling Public Liability insurance cover
1 x well stocked feed station en route
friendly marshals and helpers
riders times published online post event
free to download event photos
broom wagons to retrieve broken bikes and riders
post ride goody bag, completion certificate, snacks and drinks
souvenir event medals available for purchase with online entry
Discounted entry into members only 3-1-5 Health Club for post ride swim / sauna / steam / jaquzzi / shower / changing

Packet Pickups

Collect bespoke souvenir medal (optional extra purchased with online entry) at finish line

Adequate Car Parking
Free Parking
Support for Participants
Route Signposted
Route Card
First Aid
Emergency Contact No
SAG Wagon
Roving Mechanical Support
After Party
Results Within 24 Hours
Downloadable GPS files
Finish Line Chute
Feed / Aid Stations
Post Event Meal(s) Provided As Part of Entry
Jun 18 2023 - EVENT: The Raptor - Forest of Bowland 63 mile sportive