Congratulations to everybody who rode LeTerrier no matter how fast you covered the course. If you didn't know before now you know why it's called LeTerrier - it never gives up, it keeps on nipping at your heels with more and more hills.  I would also like to thank you on behalf of our charities for all money raised. 
We had a bit of trouble with the software on the timing system and although everyone's finish time was easy to produce the intermediate splits seemed to be a bit muddled. Unfortunately Mark who was in charge of timing is away in Kent until weekend and the timing box are still in the north-west. I think I've made some sense of the timing and I should be to confirm them at weekend so I hope there's not too many errors. Click link below should take you to the PDF file of the results.


Riders notes, Route cards, Maps & GPS files downloadable from the links on the ' maps & things' tab
2014 route maps updated on the maps & things tab.

 Welcome to Le Terrier 2015

Following positive feedback regarding last year's route we decided not to change the route for 2015. We will keep the three routes which are similar to previous years and as we warned you last year we have taken the "easy" bits out and replaced them with real Terrier terrain! The distances and heights gained are similar to previous years. Please do not be fooled by this.

All 3 routes will take in Jubilee Tower and the Trough of Bowland with a split at Dunsop Bridge.

The Short route will then go straight through to the feed station at Slaidburn.

The Long and Medium routes will turn up over Wild Boar Fell to Chipping to then join last years route for the climbs of Jeffery Hill and Waddington Fell and on to the feed station at Slaidburn.

The long route will then go over Bowland Knots in the opposite direction to last year and do a big loop back to Slaidburn.

From there all three routes make there way over Cross of Greet and on to Wray.

Those of you wanting more take the road up Roeburndale, Littledale and Stock-a-bank to the finish at Lancaster, for an easier option there is an escape route down the Lune Valley to Lancaster.

As usual we will be using the Youth Hostel in Slaidburn as our main feed station for all 3 routes. We will also providing our individually baked and wrapped flapjack for other feed stations.

I believe these routes to be the hardest sportive in the UK. We could have added extra miles for the sake of it, but we have kept with our ethos - NO JUNK MILES! Le terrier is aquiring a minor cult status, a well run sportive by a friendly cycling club in probably the quietest area of England with superb scenery and views.

 All profits from the ride go to charity.



Great reviews and praise for the 2011 Le Terrier.

Read the "CYCLING WEEKLY" report on the 2011 event.

What thinks of the Le Terrier.

"Like an English Bull Terrier, this ride is compact, bold, strong, agressive and has real bite."

"The rural roads, or aptly named "Quiet Roads" are truely unique. I cannot think of any roads anywhere else that I've ridden that are so quiet in England?"

"I would definately recommend this event to everyone. The Forest of Bowland is a spectacular place and a hidden gem for cyclists. Take my advice, ride it and see for yourself."

Read the full report here.


Cycling Weekly report on the 2009 Le Terrier