Monday, 4 May 2015

3 Lakes Challenge

Well it was meant to be Cyclists V Canoeing, to see who could paddle/cycle the length of Windermere, Coniston and Ullswater.  However the wet weather seems to have put them off and we the canoeists set off at 10am on 3rd May from Waterhead on Lake Windermere, into the pouring rain and mist.

2 hours and 10 miles later we made it to the bottom of the Lake.  To be greeted by Julia, who proceed to blow up her air bags in preparation to paddle Lake Coniston.

After a quick ferry from Windermere to Coniston we set again into the mist.

50 minutes and 4.37 miles later, we had completed the length of Coniston.  A quick cup of tea in the blue bird cafe and it was off to Ullswater.

That was done in 1 hour 40 or 1 hour 20, depending on the route the team took.

So 3 lakes challenge completed in 4 hours 30 minutes, or in real time from 10 am to 6pm.

So cyclists, can you get from Waterhead on lake Windermere, to Pooley Bridge, cycling the length of the 3 lakes in 4 hours 30 minutes or beating our total time 8 hours?