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Bikes Boats Boots 2023 has now concluded. You can see all our upcoming events on our events page.

Bikes Boats Boots 2023

Date: Saturday 13 May 2023

Challenge yourself in the great outdoors, with Ullswater and Helvellyn providing a stunning and scenic backdrop to your challenge. During an action-packed day of fundraising you will cycle, canoe and hike amongst the northern most reaches of the beautiful Lake District. 

What can you expect


Distance: 30 miles
Duration: total 3 to 4 hours

Starting from Newbiggin Village Hall, the cycle is split into 3 sections, one at the start of the day, one at the end and a short section of off-road cycling to Greenside Mines. The route takes you on a scenic route along the shores of Ullswater, surrounded by The Lake District peaks. The course is a mixed bag, with some small hills and one large climb.


Distance: 2 miles
Duration: Approx. 1 Hour

Grab a paddle and take on 2 miles of the stunning Ullswater lake. In a team of four you will complete in two connected canoe boats creating a stable craft, keeping the team together. When finished, you’ll be back on your bikes for a steep pedal up to the base of the mountain road for the ‘Boots’ section of the event.


Distance: 11km/Ascent 726m
Duration: 4 to 5 hours

Leave your bikes behind and get ready to trek up the third highest peak in England, the magnificent Helvellyn. For the tough climb you will be rewarded with incredible views across the whole Lake District. Once complete, it’s back on your bikes for the final 15 mile pedal to the finish and to celebrate your achievements.

Join the Event Today! 

Whether you enter as a team of four, a couple or individually we can guarantee a brilliant day of adventure and fundraising. Throughout the day, you will work as a team of 4 Fantastic Fundraisers, therefore if you sign up individually, as a pair or a three, we will partner you with other fundraisers for the day. 

This will be your opportunity to meet new friends, challenge yourself and help the hospice to provide a caring hand to hold for local people with life limiting illnesses. 

Registration Fee: £50 - Minimum Donation Amount: £250

Team total: £1,000 Donation Amount

Self Funded 

Registration Fee: £225 - Minimum Donation Amount: £0

*Please note: If you would definitley like to enter a team but are yet to accquire all the relevant details to fill out our form, please call us on 01228 817618 we will then be able to accept your deposit and guarantee your place today! Further details can then be given at a later stage.

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Please Note: The Self Funded registration fee includes a donation to Eden Valley Hospice and Jigsaw, Cumbria’s Children’s Hospice 

Important Information: All fundraisers must be over the age of 16 to take part in Bikes Boats Boots. Those aged under 18 must be accompanied by a parent/legal guardian during the challenge. If you have any further questions about the challenge please contact the fundraising team on 01228 810801. 

Contact Name: Eleanor Viney

Contact Telephone: 01228 817618

Contact Email: Click Here