The Peaks Sportive:
Sunday 24th June 2012
New Mills School & College
Our RideIt! manager has been described as an 'evil genius' for his daring to design such a challenging, and exhilarating route. This weekend's ride is thoroughly rewarding and not for the faint-hearted!!
If you are heading on to the long rides, than you will be of a breed who enjoys a challenge! All the routes accept the Fun 15 miler head out to Hope Valley and Edale.
Mouth-watering scenery and big climbs go hand-hand with this landscape. This is a smashing ride to enjoy at the peak of your season. The longroute starts out with a tough loop taking in a fair few local climbs on some quiet roads with plenty of fantastic views. If we’ve tired you out, there is the option to sneak back on the short route, otherwise it’s into the Hope Valley and then onto the Snake Pass
Snake Pass one of the classic climbs in Britain is at a 7% gradient for 3.2 miles it's no wonder that it features regularly in races like the Tour of Britain. The record stands at just over 10 minutes - can you beat that?
Fun - 15 miles
Short - 30 miles
Medium - 60 miles
Medium - 60 miles
Long - 90 miles
Note: These are approximate distances and may vary slightly depending on the road conditions and weather on the day. If you wish to change your route distance, please tell a member of the RideIt! team on the day.
Event Entry Fees
Adult - Fun Road Sportive route: £7.50
Adult - All other routes: £12.50
Child entry (16 and under):Free when accompanied by a full paying adult
On the day entries incur an additional surcharge of £2.50 per person.
Online entries close the Wednesday before the event.
To hire a Garmin at a RideIt! event, click here. We have a limited number of units available so will issue on a first come basis. Please email Dean with the following:
1. Which event you would like to hire a unit for
2. Which unit you would like to borrow Garmin Edge 200, 500, 800
3. Your contact details
Unit bookings will close on the Wednesday before an event. Every reasonable effort will be made to contact you prior to the event.
Registration Opens: 08:00 - 10:30am
Start times at 5 min intervals:
Fun/Short/Medium: 08:30 - 10:30am*
Long: 08:30 - 09:45am**
Event Centre Closes: 5.00pm
*Course clearing begins at 10:45am however we will not overtake the last rider
**A cut off time will be imposed for the long loop to ensure we are able to clear all of the signage. The cut off time will be advised at registration and during your rider briefing.
This story was last updated on 24/10/2012