Staveley, Lake District :: 2nd October

Intro  ::  Details: Weather, etc  ::  Event Updates  ::  Make a weekend of it..

This will be the second time we have visited the stunning surroundings of Staveley in the Lake District National Park for an Open5 event.

Some may recall that the Open5 here in 2008 was affected by heavy snow and ice. We are confident that this time round you'll be able to travel further and see more!

This event is being planned by local racer Anthony Cooper. Now a veteran event planner, he planned the very wet Hawkshead event in 2009 and the fantastic finale to the last series in Grizedale.

Event Planner :: Anthony Cooper

Summary Event Information

Times :: Registration 8:30 to 10:00; Start 09:30 to 10:30

Costs :: £28; £35 EOD; £2.50 hire SI Card (per person)

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Entry list :: View entry list


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Details: Weather, etc

Registration :: Staveley Village Hall, Abbey Square, Staveley in Westmoreland, Cumbria, LA8 9LY. Grid Reference SD 469 983

Catering :: Wilfs will be serving food in the village hall before and after the event

Weather :: BBC or MWIS

Bike Hire :: Wheelbase

Accommodation :: Go Lakes
plenty of YHA's in the lakes, but Kendal is the nearest

Liftshare :: See where people are coming from here

Nearest Railway Station :: Staveley

Event Location

Event Updates

[28/09] If you would like to join our volunteer marshals for the day then please send an email for more details of the various roles.

Everyone's a Winner

[26/09] Stay for Tea with Wilf's - Don't forget that everyone will be entered into a Prize Draw to win a Haglöfs NEW Gore-tex Endo jacket. The winner will be announced at the results presentation at the end of the event. You need to be there to win it, so stay and enjoy that cuppa and food served by local favourite, Wilf's.

[25/09] Our planning team have been out and about putting the finishing touches to the first event of the new Haglofs Open5 series in Staveley. One thing which was noticable was that the weather can change quickly at this time of year and the temperature on top of the fells was noticeably different to that in the valleys. In view of this please put waterproofs on your kit checklist for the weekend. We will put up a notice at registration to let you know if we want you to carry them. The going out on the fells was quite soft, so fell shoes would probably be a good idea as would tyres with a decent tread. The goods news is that when the weather did clear there were stunning views across the fells. We will be back later in the week with any final updates...

[19/09] Now that there are 7 events in the series we've changed a few things for the series scoring - please take a moment to read how the 2011/12 series scores are to be calculated.

A bit of general information ahead of the event... Parking - will be in a field in the village not far from registration. Please follow the direction of marshalls on arrival at Staveley. Transition - The start/finish is also a short ride from registration, so you will need to transport anything you need to this location. Maybe think about taking a waterproof bag to transition in case of wet weather. Newcomers - Anyone not familiar with the process of our Open5s should take a look at the New to Open5? page for some useful tips.

Make a weekend of it..
If you are travelling some distance to this event and stuck for something to do on the Saturday, then here are a few ideas. Why not get some paddling practice in a canoe. Windermere Canoe and Kayak hire out canoes to take out on Windermere. If you have your own canoe you can launch from the public slipway at the Ferry Nab car park. Brush up on your MTB skills by riding the Grizedale Trails or try out your rope skills at Go Ape in Grizedale Forest. If you don't want to burn yourself out and carbo-loading is more your thing, how about a trip to Wilfs Cafe in Staveley.