After a couple of spartan years, 2022 is full on for Peak District cycle events.
Even if you are not attending an event, we hope that you come to the Peak District anyway and try some of these great routes
Organised Peak District cycle events by date.
Please feel free to ask us for more information. For entering or getting a place on one of the events, please get in contact with the organiser. We’re here in the central Peak District (with fully equipped and lockable bike sheds) if you need accommodation!
Although some of these events have now passed, the links have been left in there and will be updated as soon as 2023 dates are announced.
2nd April 2022 – Peak District Mountain Bike Challenge – 69 or 37 km Raising funds for The British Heart Foundation
9th April 2022 – Peak District Gravel X – Right in the heart of the glorious Peak District, this Gravel X takes in 80km of the best gravel and back roads. Starting off up the broken road to Mam Tor, the ride starts with a number of climbs both on gravel and road with most of the elevation in the first 55km before a fast finish around Ladybower Reservoir. Take in some of the best off-road sections in the Peaks on this punchy but very rewarding circuit.
10th April 2022 – UK’s Hardest 100 – Peak District – Take on classic climbs and local gems of the Peak District including Mam Tor, Winnats and many, many more. Ride the 100 mile route with almost 4,000m of elevation or take or the 100km route with just under 2,500m of climbing. Starting and finishing in beautiful Bakewell, this is your chance to see the best of the Peak District and ride one of the hardest sportives in the UK.
24 April 2022 – Sheffield-Buxton-Sheffield – 130km/2298m climb (80 miles/7562’) or
90km/1482m climb (55 miles/4862’). Ride the new High Peak homage to the oldest and hardest monument of them all, Liege-Bastogne-Liege. Dramatic, high peakland scenery, hidden lanes and memorable climbs, our climber’s classic is a tough day out in the same vein as the Ardennes monument it emulates.
30th April 2022 – Pedal the Peaks – A Beautiful 90 mile route with 8000ft of climbing.
Or a shorter but equally as stunning 60 mile route with 5600ft of climbing.
7th May 2022 – Guided gravel bike ride – Guided gravel rides starting from Bakewell railway station at 9.30 and end around 3. The distance covered will be roughly 50-60 km (30-35 miles) depending on the group and weather etc. We’ll be exploring some of our favourite parts of the White Peak. The pace will be sociable and no-one will be left behind. The maximum number of riders will be 6
22nd May 2022 – Tour of the Peak – 185 or 99 km – start/finish in Bakewell
28th May 2022 – Beyond Peak District – Cycle through Britain’s first National Park and explore the forested hills, sprawling heather moors and jagged rock formations that make the Peak District so truly spectacular.
11th June 2022 – Guided gravel bike ride – Guided gravel rides starting from Bakewell railway station at 9.30 and end around 3. The distance covered will be roughly 50-60 km (30-35 miles) depending on the group and weather etc. We’ll be exploring some of our favourite parts of the White Peak. The pace will be sociable and no-one will be left behind. The maximum number of riders will be 6
19th June 2022 – Bradwell Hill Billy Sportive – 78km with 2,334m of ascent over 7 challenging hill climbs, starting in Bradwell (Hope Valley)
9th July 2022 – Guided gravel bike ride – Guided gravel rides starting from Bakewell railway station at 9.30 and end around 3. The distance covered will be roughly 50-60 km (30-35 miles) depending on the group and weather etc. We’ll be exploring some of our favourite parts of the White Peak. The pace will be sociable and no-one will be left behind. The maximum number of riders will be 6
10th July 2022 – Matlock Top 10 – Matlock and the surrounding area is steeped with road biking hill climb history: Bank Road, Riber Road and Rowsley Bar to name just three of the well known ‘legendary’ ascents. The Matlock Top 10 celebrates the richness of the areas steep, 20% plus gradient hill climbs by creating a route that ascends 10 of them in around 60-70 km/38-43 miles – the return of event see a new revised route.
20th August 2022 – North Peaks Gravel Epic – This 95km loop starts & finishes in New Mills and heads up into the Dark Peak, the most remote part of the region. The route has a lot of variety with sections over rugged moors, passed reservoirs, more technical riding in dense woodland and some punchy off road climbs.
3rd September 2022 – Peaks Tour Sportive – 3 routes, starting Bakewell. Short, savage and long enduring climbs!
3rd September 2022 – Pure Peak Grit – 610km and 13,600 m of ascent. Kudos to anyone who gets this done! This is a new event, trialled in 2019. The Pure Peak Grit is a road cycling route that links every categorised climb in the Peak District and the ‘Greatest 100 Cycling Climbs’ around it. Allow 48-72 hours or even longer. Starts and ends in Buxton
4th September 2022 – Battle of Bradfield Sportive – A challenging short and tough cyclosportive through the rugged terrain north west of Sheffield. Not one for the faint hearted or for those that like flat roads we promise back to back tough 20% gradient climbs throughout the 63 km route with a total of 1736m of ascent including the classic climbs of Oughtibridge (Jaw Bone), Midhopestones and Bradfield.
September 2022 – Grindleford Goat – A lovely family friendly day out using Grindleford as the base. All funds raised go to the village shop.
2nd October 2022 – Monsal Head Hill Climb – short and sweet but you’ll need to be fast!
Please tell us if you think we’ve missed any and we’ll slot them into the list