The Solway Spinner
The Solway Spinner sportive should definitely feature on your 2019 calendar!
This classic route in north Cumbria offers some of the flattest roads in the county, but you don’t need hills to get great views here. The Solway and coastal roads offer sights of Scotland and the Irish Sea as you ride west from Carlisle towards the Solway Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
The route heads through the villages of Port Carlisle and Anthorn, before heading west again at Kirkbride. The feed station awaits you at the seaside town of Silloth, where you can replenish your bidon and then follow the coastal road south towards Mawbray. From here, you will head east via the top tip of Wigton until you get back to Carlisle where a bacon butty and brew awaits you!
With under 500m of elevation, this 100km route is perfect for a fast ride out. It’s also great for those looking to take on their first kilometre century.
Date: Sunday 11th August 2019
Time: 07:30 – 17:00
Venue: Morton Community Centre, Wigton Road, Carlisle, CA2 6JP
Distance: 100km (62.5miles)
Elevation: 480m (1580ft)
Fully waymarked route
Finish line butty
Finish line brew
Photos by SportSunday
Massage by Phoenix
3rd party rider public liability insurance
Full route risk-assessment
First aid trained staff
We recommend that you download the route to your cycle computer or smart phone prior to riding the event.
This can be done through the Ride With GPS website by clicking the link below.
Online pre-entry is the simplest way to enter. It will save you the £5 on the day entry fee but will also save you time when you come to register on the morning of the event. Online pre-entry guarantees your place on the event whereas on the day entries will not be accepted if the event reaches full capacity.
On the day entry
On the day entry will be available as long as the event has not reached full capacity. We will state on our event page and social media pages if on the day entry is available prior to the event day. On the day entries are subject to an additional £5 per person surcharge and payment can be made with cash only. An entry form must be completed at the entry desk.
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