Starts and finishes at the Halton Army Training Camp and is a charity fundraising event of 36 miles through country roads around Arnside, Silverdale and the surrounding AONB district. This looped circuit also takes in the villages of Storth, Sandside, Milnthorpe, Whasset, Holme, Burton-in-Kendal before retracing the outward journey to Halton via Priest Hutton and Borwick before returning to the army camp via Sunnybank (Capernwray).
Registration will open 15 minutes before the start and close at 11.15am to allow all Silverdale Sling riders to depart by 11.30am
Before starting your ride, you must register on the day at the Registration Office, Army Training Camp, Halton. But please arrive early and allow enough time to register and prepare for your ride. Riders start individually and all riders must wear a helmet and obey the rules of the road (see our full terms conditions on our website and on the booking form).
Again we are using the SPORTident electronic timing system (www.sportident.co.uk) and at registration you are given a rider number card to attach to your bike and a timing ‘dibber’ will be either be attached to your wrist or hung from a lanyard you wear (they’re small and robust - you can shower/bath/sleep without damaging it). When you finish, these timing (Si-cards) must be handed back at the Registration office where they can be exchanged for a complimentary food voucher.
See Halton Army Camp section of this website for more information.
Food will be provided on the day at the Halton Army camp. Riders will be given free food tokens at the end of the ride in exchange for their timing Si-cards. These food tokens can be exchanged for hot food. Each rider will be provided with a choice of either pasta or a vegetarian alternative. Tea and coffee will be provided by The Rotary Club of Lancaster and the Innerwheel.
Additional food and drinks can be purchased throughout the day by none riders and their supporters.
Toilets are available at the start and finish at The Halton Army Training Camp. The first toilet block is next to the showers which you all drive past on the left hand side after you enter the camp at Gate three. The second block is located down by the river at the bottom car park (see site map on pages 24-25).
For the Silverdale Sling there are toilets just before Gaskell Hall, Silverdale (left side, just after village clock on the right), then Arnside promenade and finally the square at Milnthorpe.
If you are looking for somewhere to stay for the weekend of Wrynose or Bust or The Bay Dash challenges then you can browse and make a booking via the following link.
Alternatively, the Tourist Information Centre (TIC) website has an accommodation page that you may fiind useful for all different types of accommodation – www.visitlancaster.co.uk
If you are into camping or caravanning then New Parkside Farm Caravan Park is within a couple of miles of the start/finish. Other places to look nearby are Halton, Caton, Hest Bank and Slyne and if you search the web you will find quite a few places to stay over.
Slightly further away, but still an easy drive to Lancaster is Morecambe (5 miles), and as you would expect, their TIC is closely linked to Lancaster’s website – www.visitmorecambe.co.uk.
Further afield is Bolton-le-Sands (about 5 miles) and Carnforth (about 6 miles).
Local cycling clubs
Kent Valley RC
Local cycling shops
The Edge Cycleworks, 2 Chapel Street, Lancaster
Leisure Lakes Bikes, 103 Penny Street, Lancaster
Wheelbase (Staveley - about 20 miles)
Lakeland Cycles, 3 Whin Drive, Bolton-le-Sands, Carnforth
Dyno-Start, 1-3 Scotland Road, Carnforth
Destination Cycles, 12 New Street, Lancaster
Please note, this is a non-competitive cycling event (Cyclo Sportive) and the Highway Code must be obeyed at all times. Click here for full terms and conditions.© 2013 Wrynose or Bust : www.pagefast.co.uk