START AND FINISH POINT: Wheelbase, Staveley



  • Exploring new landscapes with riders who share your love of the sport - this is what it feels like to Escape. Small-scale, intimate getaways to some of the world’s best cycling destinations and attended by RCC members, our Escapes involve meticulously planned routes and itineraries, but leave the rest up to the rider. Are you ready to make your Escape?



  • Arriving on September 1 and riding for three days, members will spend three days riding and relaxing in one of the UK’s most treasured locations. Exploring the area’s stunning scenery and rolling hills on hand-crafted routes planned by our Ride Leaders and Rapha staff, prepare to cover 170 - 190 km across the weekend.
  • Amongst the many iconic climbs and breath-taking viewpoints, there’ll also be plenty of time to socialise and share your experiences with fellow clubmates. You'll also benefit from the local knowledge of some of Rapha's partners, Wheelbase and Push Cartel, and get to sample some of the best local food and drink available. The exact routes and trip details will be revealed closer to the event date.



  • Escape Lakes is a riding getaway to be completed by a group of self-sufficient yet supportive cyclists. To ensure you’re ready for the ride, be sure to bring along two spare tubes, a multi-tool, a pump, a patch kit and a masterlink. We also highly recommend bringing a spare kit and plenty of ride food.



  • Locally curated routes
  • GPX files and led rides
  • Coffee before Saturday's ride
  • Food and drink on Saturday night
  • Photography



  • Roadside support
  • Broom wagon
  • Accommodation
  • Additional meals
  • Travel

Details and Materials

  • Hosted by: Bobby McNicol, Rapha Manchester
  • Entry close date: August 1
  • Start and finish point: Wheelbase, Staveley
  • Total distance / elevation: up to 200km with over 1500m elevation
  • Terrain: Hilly, road and gravel options
  • Difficulty: Intermediate
  • Number of spaces: 40
  • Bike recommendation: road or gravel
  • Pacing: Three groups
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