Unfortunately, the Coronavirus epidemic has laid waste to the cycling calendar for 2020 and there appear to be very few events, if any, taking place this year. We look forward to lots of great events in 2021. [Updated 18th September]
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 bike sheds) if you need accommodation!
September 2020 – Grindleford Goat – FREE TO RIDERS – THE (TETHERED) GRINDLEFORD GOAT 2020 – TAKE A TOUR ROUND THE ROUTES ANY TIME DURING SEPTEMBER and COLLECT YOUR GOODY BAG FROM THE COMMUNITY SHOP as you pass through the village!
17th October 2020 – Peak District Gravel Ride – organised by Sportive Breaks, this is sure to be a grand day out. An 82km circular ride from Bakewell on gravel.
28th March 2021 – Battle of Bradfield Sportive – 63km challenging cyclosportive through the rugged terrain of northwest Sheffield
6th June 2021 – Peak Epic sportive – 170 km (and 4,000 metres of climbing) – one of the UK’s most challenging road cycling events
June 2021 – The Brutal Tootle – 100km gravel ride, suitable for cross and gravel and hardtail mtb bikes
Other events we hope that will be back in 2021. We’ll slot them in to 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, trialed 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
Bradwell Hill Billy Sportive – 78km with 2,334m of ascent over 7 challenging hill climbs, starting in Bradwell (Hope Valley)
Peaks Tour Sportive – 3 routes, starting Bakewell
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!
Eroica Britannia – 30, 60 or 100 miles on vintage bikes. A weekend of fun
Thornbridge Brewery Sportive – two distances starting from Bakewell
Peak District Mountain Bike Challenge – 69 or 37 km Raising funds for The British Heart Foundation
Tour of the Peak – 185 or 99 km – start/finish in Bakewell
Monsal Head Hill Climb – short and sweet but you’ll need to be fast!
In addition to all of the above, our good friends at PeakCyclingUK have skills sessions, half and full day rides in all disciplines happening throughout the year. All of their tours have, unfortunately, been postponed until 2021