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Saturday 8th June 2019
Welcome to The Sam Houghton Mountain Bike Challenge
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.
A Massive 'Thank You'!
Thanks so much to all the riders, supporters, volunteers and businesses who braved the conditions and helped make the 2019 Sam Houghton Mountain Bike Challenge such a success. We hope that everyone enjoyed the day (and night) and you are all starting to dry out!
The results from this year's event are now available on the 2019 Event page.
Don't forget that professional photos from the day are also available at SportSunday here and here.
And finally, the reason that we put on the event each year is to raise as much money as possible for Cancer Research UK. Cancer Research UK do amazing work with the money raised and are making steps every day to prevent and treat the disease, which will affect all of us or someone we care about at some stage in our lives. If you enjoyed this year's event and haven't been able to do so yet, it would be great if you could donate whatever you are able on our Just Giving page, and together we WILL beat cancer sooner.
2019 Event T Shirts Still Available
We've teamed up with Vinyl Bear again to offer exclusive event T shirts.
In addition to cotton T shirts and technical wicking tops, fresh for 2019, this year's design is also available on cotton hoodies.
Vinyl Bear are also generously donating £4 from the sale of each T shirt and hoodie to Cancer Research UK so make sure you order yours by visiting the Vinyl Bear website.