Everest Group Record

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Everesting group record attempt

4 June 2023

Join us for a one-off World Record Event in The Peak District!


Everesting is a brutally simple concept – cycle repeat climbs of one hill in a single activity totalling at least 8848m of elevation and join the elite group of riders accredited by Hells500 – holders of the Everesting Hall of Fame.

Dedicated and inventive cyclist Chris Gambs (co-lead Cycling Friends UK Facebook group) came up with the concept of claiming the record for the most riders completing an Everest in one event. Norway holds the record at 54 – our event will be 100 riders and will be recognised by Hells500 if we beat that total. We also have an application pending with Guinness to recognise this as a completely new record category.

This amazing challenge will take place on Peaslows hill which was used in 1963 for the National hill climb championships. 67 times up this 1.29km segment with a 10.6% average gradient between 5 am and 10pm.

Are you a record breaker?

The event was planned for July 22 however the heat wave was at it’s worst on the day of the event so the tough decission was made to move the event to Sept 22. However our entrant numbers slowly dropped below a number needed to mount a serious record attempt, so we have nailed on 4th June 2023 on Peaslows. A big thanks to all the entrants who have moved their entry to 2023, we can’t wait to smash the record at last!

New – Please collect rider packs from the HQ on your way to the start line.

In the week before the event from 10am Tuesday until 18:00 Thursday we need you to complete a Pre-Event Questionnaire and Book a Start Slot – ESSENTIAL please

No entries on the day.
Entries close on Sunday night 1 week before the event.

For any questions relating to Pre-Event Questionnaire, Time Slot Booking or rider packs, email depart@velo29.com

This one-off unique event on 4 June 2023 offers entrants the opportunity to be part of a Hells500 recognised record event. We also hope to have the record accredited by Guinness. If approved entrants will be able to purchase a participant’s certificate from Guinness.

The location is Peaslows hill just north of Buxton which Andy van Bergen Everesting founder of Hells500 advised us is almost the perfect hill in terms of length and elevation. We also chose this location for ease of access to entrants from across the UK.

Andy (Hells500) has kindly given us a lot of his time to help us set up and support the event.

“ I am constantly inspired by our incredible community who love to continually take things to the next level, and there is nothing more next level than attempting to set a new group Everesting record!”
– Andy van Bergen, Everesting Founder –

The event will run on closed roads, you can start at 5am and must be done by 22:00 giving you 17 hours to complete the challenge and be part of the record. We will have chipped timing so you don’t need to keep count of your ascents and cumulative time. Post-event we will submit the data to Hells500, but entrants will still need to lodge personal applications which are free. Andy and his team will then cross-reference our event data with the applications to verify the record.

If you are unable to complete your Everest by 10pm you can carry on and claim your individual Everesting accreditation, but your ride will not be part of the group record.

The event is not a race and the ethos is to support each other as a team so you all get the record.

As well as chip timing there will be a feed station, medical and mechanical support, fantastic commemorative medal, professional commentary and media broadcasts. Event jerseys are currently in design and will shortly be available for order.

We are limiting this amazing fully supported Everesting event to 100 riders on safety grounds, so sign up early to avoid disappointment.


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Velo29 bike winner and Cycling Friends UK moderator Chris Gambs

Chris who co-moderates the Facebook group Cycling Friend UK comments “my passion is cycling and bringing other riders together. With the professional backing of Velo29, it is fantastic that we have together been able to bring you this event”

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Get your rider times, free certificates and event images here.

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