Medium Route: mile 53/kilometre 86
Long Route: mile 89/kilometre 143
It is at this point in the ride that your cycling nutrition becomes very important. You’ve come a long way, but you are just at the foot of the toughest climb of the day. This is a designated as a “lite” feed station. You can get drinks, bars, and gels, but don’t eat weigh yourself down. Slip something into your jersey pocket to enjoy once you are at the top enjoying the views across the Ribble Valley to Pendle Hill.
You have a tough climb, a glorious descent, and then about 8 rolling miles (about 15 miles total) to get back to the Grassington feed station where you can relax and indulge a bit before breezing down the Wharfe Valley to the final objective of the day, the short, but not too steep, Langbar climb.