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Sisters In The Wild - Autumn Bikepacking Gathering

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Satterthwaite

Bowkerstead Farm

Satterthwaite

Cumbria

LA12 8LS

United Kingdom

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Join us for a Sisters In The Wild bikepacking gathering this Autumn in the UK's Lake District.

About this event

We're embracing the shorter days and changing seasons, with a two night Sisters In The Wild bikepacking gathering in the Lake District. Expect the same supportive, inclusive, off-road focused vibes as the SITW Summer Festival, but on a more intimate scale. If you thought the Lake's looked beautiful in the summer, wait until you see it in all it’s Autumnal glory.

Our Autumn basecamp will be tucked away in the lush Grizedale forest, and will keep us warm whatever the weather throws our way. We’ll sleep in cosy yurts and camping pods, and our have our very own campfire-warmed barn to spend evenings sharing food and tales of the day. If you’re more of an al-fresco sleeper, we get you. There are also some magical spots nestled in the trees to pitch your tent.

Daytime will see a variety of ride options for you to go out and explore some of the finest Lake District gravel. Whether you want to go and smash out a full day epic, or join a confidence building, guided, social ride, we’ll have an option to suit.

However you spend your day, we’ll all come together in the evening back at basecamp to warm our toes around the fire, and share communal dinners and stories. Expect a few bikepacking focused skill building opportunities thrown in as well.

What’s included?

  • Two nights basic Yurt/Camping pod accommodation (bring your own bag and mat) or camping pitch (bring all camping gear)
  • Two nights communal, vegan friendly, dinner
  • A simple breakfast on Saturday and Sunday
  • Two days of off road focused ride routes via Komoot
  • Campfires and story telling in the evening

Rides and bikes

  • Our routes are focused on getting off-road, so we recommend using a bike with 38mm tyres or larger
  • “Off-road/Gravel”, in the lake district can mean smooth cycle paths, forest roads, singletrack, rocky bridleways, muddy fields and everything in between! It’s rarely flat, but it’s always worth it
  • With this in mind, it’s important that you have a bit of experience riding off road, know your own abilities and when it might be safest to take your bike for a walk. If you're a bit unsure - feel free to drop us a note, or join one of our guided rides!
  • This is not a race but a social ride, so you are free to ride as much or as little as you want.
  • Expect short sections of hike-a-bike on the longer rougher routes. There will be gentler route options available
  • Riders should be self sufficient and carry their own navigation, tools, spares, first aid and snacks

Basecamp

Our lovely basecamp will be on the doorstep of Grizedale forest in the Southern Lake District, in the village of Satterthwaite. Feel free to arrive from 5pm on Friday 29th October, and depart Sunday evening by 6pm.

The closest train station is Windermere (1 hr 5 min cycle). There'll also be parking available on site.

We will sleep on our own sleeping mats and bags in shared camping pods and yurts. There's the option to pitch a tent for those who prefer.

Loos and showers available on site. No shop - bring what you need for the weekend.

What gear will I need?

We’ll send out a full kit list in advance, but key things will include:

  • Bike & Helmet
  • Sleeping Mat and Sleeping Bag (3 season)
  • Headtorch
  • Bike Lights (just in case!)
  • A navigation device (e.g. phone, garmin, wahoo etc)
  • Eating utensils for camp
  • Waterproof/Warm cycling and basecamp clothes

If you don't have a sleeping bag and/or mat, we'll have a few available to loan. Just get in touch before booking (sistersinthewildUK@gmail.com) and we'll see what we can do.

FAQ

Is my bike and experience level OK?

Have a look at the notes above, but please just drop us a message if you have any questions. This is intended to be an accessible event and we have lots of options available.

How do I get to basecamp?

Train or car sharing encouraged. There’ll be parking onsite. Closest train station is Windermere, around 3hrs on train from London, and then about a 1hr 5 cycle to basecamp.

I don’t have a sleeping mat/sleeping bag. Can I still join?

Probably, yes! We have some spare gear available. Drop us a line before booking sistersinthewilduk@gmail.com and we'll see what we can do.

I can’t make it on Friday, can I join later/on Saturday?

Yes - We’ll be setting off riding by 10am, so join us anytime before then!

Can I come alone?

Absolutely! One of the things we loved most about our summer event was hearing from people who came alone how many new freindships were started at the weekend. We work hard to create spaces for people to meet and ride together.

Do I need to stay in a yurt/camping pod - can I camp instead?

There will be some camping spots avaialble. Select during the booking so we can arrange these.

Can I stay on the Sunday night?

Yep - There's the option to stay and extra night in the basecamp after the event for £25.

What gear will I need?

We’ll send out a full kit list in advance, but key things are listed above.

Still got a question? Send us an email sistersinthewilduk@gmail.com.

Hope to see you there!


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Satterthwaite

Bowkerstead Farm

Satterthwaite

Cumbria

LA12 8LS

United Kingdom

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Refunds up to 30 days before event

Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

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