We have welcomed back a few cycling events in 2021. Hopefully, we will see even more in 2022. [Updated 27 September]
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 2022 dates are announced.
11th July 2021 – Peak Epic sportive – 170 km (and 4,000 metres of climbing) – one of the UK’s most challenging road cycling events
13th June 2021 – Hardcore 100 – 100km of quiet roads and bridleways, 2000m of climbing. Unmarshalled and unsupported.
20th June 2021 – Bradwell Hill Billy Sportive – 78km with 2,334m of ascent over 7 challenging hill climbs, starting in Bradwell (Hope Valley)
3rd and 4th July 2021 – The Gravel Gran Fondue – Ride one or both days on quiet lanes and bridleways. Unsupported and unmarshalled.
7th August 2021 – Thornbridge Brewery Sportive – two distances starting from Bakewell
5th September 2021 – Peaks Tour Sportive – 3 routes, starting Bakewell. Short, savage and long enduring climbs!
12th September 2021 – Battle of Bradfield Sportive – 63km challenging cyclosportive through the rugged terrain of northwest Sheffield
12th September 2021 – Grindleford Goat – A lovely family friendly day out using Grindleford as the base. All funds raised go to the village shop.
19th September 2021 – Fifty50 – Another unsupported, unmarshalled ride on quiet roads and bridleways. Approximately 60km in a 6 hour time window. You won’t see the route until you arrive on the start line!
19th September 2021 – 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.
2nd October 2021 – 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.
3rd October 2021 – 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 October 2021 – Monsal Head Hill Climb – short and sweet but you’ll need to be fast!
22nd May 2022 – Tour of the Peak – 185 or 99 km – start/finish in Bakewell
June 2022 – The Brutal Tootle – 100km gravel ride, suitable for cross and gravel and hardtail mtb bikes
June 2022 – Gnarmac Attack – happening on the same weekend as the Brutal Tootle, a 100km unmarshalled, unsupported ride on quiet roads and bridleways.
Other events we hope will be back in 2022. We’ll slot them into the list when we have new dates
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
Steel Valley MTB ride
Evans Cycles Ride It Peak District Off-road – extra hilly, multiple climbs that may be steep or long – you have been warned
Evans Cycles Peak District Road Sportive – extra hilly, difficulty 5 out of 5 according to the website – don’t say we didn’t warn you
Sir William Hill Climb –
Peak District Mountain Bike Challenge – 69 or 37 km Raising funds for The British Heart Foundation
Ride for Charlie MTB Marathon Series
We get some of our cycle event information from Wheelie Good Tours. If you are looking for events, tours or cycle adventures in any part of the country this is a great resource.