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Saturday 11th June 2016
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.
Tired and in Need of Rehab? Yes, yes, yes!
The Body Rehab are providing an open clinic this year for Sam Houghton Mountain Bike Challenge entrants to call in for soft tissue massage post-ride. A 15-minute flush out of tired legs will mean everyone is fighting fit and ready for the After Party!
And if you are suffering from any pre-event nigggles, the clinic will also be open on the Friday evening and Saturday morning ahead of the ride.
For more details and to book your place see our new Event Day Activities page.
Entries are now closed for 2016
Entries are now closed for the 2016 Sam Houghton Mountain Bike Challenge.
We've had a staggering response this year and all 500 places have sold out in just three weeks! Thanks for everyone's support and we're sure that this year will be the best Sam Houghton Mountain Bike Challenge yet!
Go there, Do that, Get the T-Shirt!!
Vinyl Bear are once again producing the official T-Shirts for this year's event. Why not order yours now via Vinyl Bear's website. And if you pre-order before the event, you can even get them personalised. Vinyl Bear are generously donating the profits from each purchase to Cancer Research UK - thanks guys, you're amazing!!
Nine Lives Confirmed for 2016
We're excited to announce that after last year's fantastic set, Nine Lives are confirmed as one of the acts for this year's Sam Houghton Mountain Bike Challenge After Party.