CLIVE'S CUMBRIAN WAY CYCLE EVENT - TOUR OF CUMBRIA
The purpose of the Clive's Cumbrian way event is to promote and grow tourism in Cumbria through cycling.
The long term mission is to raise awareness and highlight the potential of the Cumbrian Way as a recognised cycle route which meanders through some of the most scenic countryside that Britain has to offer.
Working together with the Cumbrian Tourist Development Board we are striving to obtain funding and support to enable the implementation of proper signage to cover the full 260 miles of the Cumbrian Way.
The annual event is organised and run by members of the Honister 92 Cycle Club, the first running of the event took place back in 2010.
The event is a unique experience as it firstly covers two days riding and puts the emphasis on group riding, whilst covering one of Britain's largest and scenic counties.
The uniqueness of the event eliminates the competitive element, and focuses on the traditional reliability style system, where group selection will ensure everyone is equally happy with the pace, and yet challenged enough throughout the weekends miles.
The event should not be taken lightly and experience has shown both rider and equipment need to be physically and mentally fit to complete the ride. That aside camaraderie, friendliness and euphoric accomplishment is guaranteed.
Clive's Cumbrian Way is named after Clive Jenkins. All who were fortunate enough to have known Clive thought themselves privileged to have been in the presences of a really special person.
As young men we all admired his physical strength, be it on the rugby field, tales of rock climbing or scrambling up a fell side, truly inspirational feats of strength and fitness.
However, nothing more inspirational was to mirror the courage and dignity he showed when at 39 he faced his toughest battle against Motor Neurons Disease.
Clive and his family were humbled at the prospect of our endeavours to raise a yearly amount in his honour, and not only make Clive's Cumbrian Way a personal legacy, but see the Cumbrian Cycle Way marked and accessible to all who love both cycling and Cumbria.