Sunday 24th April, 2022. From 7.30am.

LIMITED NUMBERS ONLY


LONGER ROUTE:
130km/2298m climb (80 miles/7562') - Over 18 years on the day of the event only.

SHORTER ROUTE:
90km/1482m climb (55 miles/4862') - Over 16 years on the day of the event only. 16 and 17 year olds must have a BC Parental Consent Form signed by a parent/guardian and handed in at sign on (download here).


Early bird entry £14.00 - closes midnight Mon 28th February, 2022.
Standard entry £16.00 - closes midnight Sat 16th April, 2022.

  • Includes entry into a Prize Draw: With a top prize of at least £150 in value.

RIDE our new High Peak homage to the oldest and hardest monument of them all Liege-Bastogne-Liege and then watch the pro race on a big screen.
Dramatic, high peakland scenery, hidden lanes and memorable climbs, our climber's classic ride is a tough day out in the same vein as the Ardennes monument it emulates. Return to the HQ by 14:30 and you'll be able to watch the last hour of the Liege-Bastogne-Liege men's race (Covid restrictions permitting). HQ closes: 16:30. Sheffield-Buxton-Sheffield is a non-competitive ride with a friendly atmosphere run by local cycling organisers.

"Take a map of the area between Sheffield and the High Peak, throw a dart at it, and you'll hit a hill." Simon Warren (100 Climbs).

The full route takes you up at least TEN climbs including: Monsal Head, Mam Tor (Mam Nick from the south), Stanage and Abney (the shorter route has five big climbs but does not include Monsal Head). Many of the climbs are our own personal favourites and some you may never have tackled before.

NB. The routes will not be signposted (like a reliability ride); you will be following a GPS file and/or a printed route sheet.


With the kind support of: VELD Coaching, Fumpa Pumps, Sheffield Bike Repairs, Scarsbrook-Art.com, 100 Cycling Climbs (Simon Warren), Cyclocrossrider.com and British Cycling. Cycle helmets are compulsory.


Key Climbs include (there are more):

  • Stanage Edge 6.75km / 310m climb ave 3.4% (max 13.6%).
  • Abney Moor 6.9km / 256m climb ave 3.5% (max 9.7%).
  • Mam Tor 1.1km / 62m climb ave 4.3% (max 9.4%).
  • Monsal Head 0.4km / 60m climb ave 13.5% (max 16.3%).

You'll ride short sections of what Band of Climbers chose as the "Toughest 100km in the UK."

British Cycling Grading (long route): 'Hard' 4/5 difficulty & (short route) 'Difficult' 3/5 difficulty.


RIDE HQ
FULWOOD SCOUT CENTRE (142nd Sheffield), 551 Fulwood Rd, Sheffield S10 3QH.
OS Grid Reference SK307854. What3words: ///teams.venues.fled

Start and finish at the HQ on the western edge of Sheffield. Our HQ is 4 miles west of Sheffield Railway station and 8 miles west of M1 junction 34.
Sheffield is the UK's 'Outdoor City' and recently ranked Britain's Greenest (most sustainable and eco-friendly) City in NatWest's Green Cities Report.

FREE ON STREET PARKING
There is free on street parking all around the HQ but please be considerate and do not block drives. Parking is available on Fulwood Road, Stumperlowe Lane, Slayleigh Lane and Sefton Road.

NO FEEDS - SUPPORT LOCAL BUSINESSES
There will be no ride feed stop as we'd like to encourage you to support local businesses along the route. We will make recommendations to riders on both routes. TEA, COFFEE and CAKES available at finish as well as secure bike parking.


A percentage of any event profits will be shared between:

  • The Peak District Mountain Rescue Organisation.
  • (Sheffield) S6 Foodbank.

NB. We closely monitor local and national COVID‑19 guidelines continually because the safety of all our participants and communities is paramount.

REFUND POLICY
We will follow Government advice on outdoor events at the time and announce any cancellation by Sunday 17th April, 2022 (seven days before the scheduled date). We will use British Cycling's online entry system to facilitate a refund process, you will be notified via email and if the transaction is successful, will receive the refund within 3 working days. The refund of 90% of your entry fee will be paid onto the card originally used to enter the event (10% is to cover the venue deposit and unavoidable costs).

Part of the new Ride.Run Climber's Classics Series of great value hilly reliability rides.
A British Cycling registered sportive run under BC regulations and up to date Covid guidance.


DON'T DELAY - LIMITED NUMBERS ONLY

RIDE.RUN: NO MEDALS, NO TIMING CHIPS, LOW IMPACT EVENTS.


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Organising Club: Cyclocrossrider.com Race Team.