The Challenge is a timed mountain bike ride starting and finishing at the Mill Yard, Staveley and covering the Longsleddale, Kentmere & Troutbeck Valleys and taking in Garburn Pass. It is organised in memory of Sam Houghton, a keen mountain biker who sadly lost his battle against cancer and died aged only 22 in May 2006. All proceeds from this event will be donated to Cancer Research UK.
The event will take place on 12 June 2010, with start times between 11.30 and 13.30. After the event presentations take place in the Hawkshead Brewery beer hall in Staveley Mill Yard from 19.30, followed by a post-race bash with a live band.
In 2009 the event raised over £9500 for Cancer Research, great effort from everyone who took part.
More details and entry form are on the new website, now up and running, the address is www.samhoughtonchallenge.co.uk