The Fred Whitton Challenge & How to Fuel it
Kendal Mint Co are proud to be supporting the prestigious Fred Whitton Challenge - The UK's toughest sportive. Taking place in the heart of the Lake District, our home turf, and challenging riders to what is most often referred to as the toughest day they've ever had in the saddle.
"We always try and support local businesses so working with Kendal Mint Co is a no-brainer, they are carrying on the legacy of the legendary Kendal Mint cake and bringing us the much loved treat in the form of sports nutrition. We're looking forward to working with Kendal Mint Co for many event to come"Josh - Events Manager
How are Kendal Mint Co "KMC" supporting the Fred?
From pre-race support, to hydration and fuel pit-stops - we've got you covered. You can find out more below.
What is The Fred Whitton Challenge?
The challenge has since raised millions for charity and includes some of the toughest climbs in the UK. Not only is it the UK's toughest but It's arguably the most popular too with it's massively over-subscribed ballot.
How hard is The Fred Whitton Challenge?
The Fred Whitton Challenge Route
Checkout the full route map and GPX file below.
The Route Map...
You can also download the full GPX file below.
*Please download it either on desktop or on your phone and then upload it to the platform of your choice.
Full Route, Time and Elevation
How to fuel the Fred Whitton Challenge?
Your about to hit 113 miles of the most grueling hills in the UK. Fuelling right during the race is all about balance and thinking ahead.
It's important to ask yourself: How am I going to feel in 20 mins time? Big hill coming up in 10 mins? Take onboard some Caffeine Gels!
Look at your route, the climbs, the descents, think about how your body will react and build a fuel plan around it. Be pro-active not reactive and remember, Little & Often!
You can checkout our free fuel guide below, for nutrition strategies, pre, during and post-race. Download your own copy.
Plus if you've entered the challenge you should have received your exclusive training discount code for use on our website.