Bowland Forest Populaire

Sunday 23rd April

The 14th edition of the Bowland Forest Populaire is being held on Sunday 23rd April and is being linked with this year’s Wray Scarecrow Festival.

This is an entirely new course and it will start and finish at the Wray Village Institute. Good facilities for food & drink and for car parking.

The new course, approx. (102km / 63miles), makes full use of minor roads within the Forest of Bowland in Lancashire and North Yorkshire.


The route: 

Wray – Claughton –Caton Green – Caton – Quernmore XR –Five Lanes End -

Harrisend Fell – Oakenclough – Chipping Dunsop BridgeSlaidburn- Tosside – Rathmell – A65 [for approx. 500 metres] – Eldroth – Keasden – Mewith Lane – Wray.  

[Food available in cafés where places are highlighted]

Start 09:00 with generous time allowance for everyone to get round.

Entries £5 for members of CyclingUK/CTC and/or Audax with a surcharge of £2 for non members to cover them with Third Party Insurance for the duration of the event.

Full details and entries to: Mike Hutchinson, Heatherdene, Whinfell Drive, Lancaster LA1 4NY.   ‘phone [01524] 36061.



Photos below from last year's Audax