Solway Cycle Challenge

The Solway cycle challenge is a virtual event that uses local landmarks to explore the beautiful and varied Solway plain.

About this event

What is it?

This event is open to all abilities from committed cycle enthusiasts to fun family cyclists.

All you need is a bike, a helmet, a fitness tracking app like strava so you can track your route and tick off the landmarks as you go (There will be a suggested route if you need it)

If you don’t have a tracking app and you just want to have fun, we need to see your best selfies with the landmarks. So you will need your best smiles and a camera phone. (that way we know you have been there and we can see how much fun you are having !)

What have I got to do?

There are two ways you can complete the challenge:

1. Cycle to all the landmarks IN ONE GO, starting/finishing at a location of your choice.

  • You PLAN YOUR OWN route or you can use our suggested routes.
  • Activity trackers like Strava are to be used to log your ride, you can also take selfies at the landmarks for a bit of fun!
  • Photos of landmarks are optional as we know some of you might be going for speedy PB’s.

2. Cycle multiple routes on different days by yourself or with family or friends.

  • You PLAN YOUR OWN route or you can use our suggested routes.
  • Take a selfie at each landmark you ride to.(So we know you have been there)
  • Turn your challenge into multiple fun days out.
  • Your aim is to “ BAG” all of the landmarks.

All of our suggested routes will be located on our website event page (link below) on the 3rd of July.

What do I get?

Not only have you had a fantastic day/ days out you also will receive a certificate of participation and one of our fabulous Cycle the Solway medals.

To receive your medal you must have bagged at least 6 landmarks!


We are delighted to announce that we are working with local food and drink vendors around the Solway plain. These fantastic local businesses will have various discounts or deals that only Solway Cycle Challenge ticket holders can use. So make sure you always have your ticket email on your phone or print out your tickets to get some tasty tasty deals!

All food vendors will be announced on the 3rd of July 2021 on our website event page.

Link : Solway Cycle Challenge Event Page


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Watchtree prides itself on being one of the best accessible cycling centres in the North West. However, we are falling short on one aspect; we currently don’t have enough bikes to cater for multiple wheelchair users at one time.

This is why we need YOU, to help us raise money to purchase the Velo Plus.

For more information click here


Members Discount

One of the perks of being a member of Watchtree are discounts on our events.

To activate your discount please use the same code you were given when you became a member for out of hours access and a discount for cycle hire .

The video below shows you how to activate it .

Solway Cycle Challenge

Event Date:

July 17, 2021 12:01 am

Event End Date:

30/09/2021 11:59 pm


£12 - £15 Discount available for members

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