Everest Group Record

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Everest Challenge

9 June 2024

Join us for the 2nd edition of this amazing event!

Now with the option to shoot for Base Camp, Everest or 10,000m!



Everesting is a brutally simple concept – cycle repeat climbs of one hill in a single activity totalling at least 8,848m of elevation and join the elite group of riders accredited by Hells500 – holders of the Everesting Hall of Fame.

In 2022, 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.

The Challenge was ill fated and the original July 2022 date was hit by the hottest heat wave in decades, we made the tough call to cancel the event.

June 4th 2023, 77 riders took to the start line, it was an amazing day with some epic and heroic battles on Peaslows. However we didn’t make it, 45 riders completed an Everest. 10 short of the reocrd.

We didn’t plan to run the event again but it was so amazing, we just had to come back in 2024!

This time the event is as much about personal achievement as it is the Group Record. Anyone who reaches Base Camp (4,424m in Everesting terms or 34 laps of Peaslows) will achieve medal status.

If anyone is up for the ultimate challenge then battle on for an amzing 10,000m!

If we get 55 or more riders to complete an Everest then we will set a World Record recognised by Hells500!

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.

Everyone who took part in 2023 declared it the toughest but must amazing event they have done. Velo29’s support offered all that you need to get through the ultimate challenge!

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 time slot. ESSENTIAL please.

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


No entries on the day.

Entries close on Sunday night 1 week before the event.

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

9th June 2024 offers entrants the opportunity to be part of a Hells500 recognised record event.

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.

It is a tough hill, steep in places. The wind makes a differance, it 2023 it was a head wind!

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 4am and must be done by 22:00 giving you 18 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 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.

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. 2024 Event jerseys are currently in design and will shortly be available for order.

We are limiting this amazing fully supported Everesting event to 120 riders on safety grounds, so sign up early to avoid disappointment.

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2024 Series Jerseys from Velo29

Order a 2024 Everest Event Jersey!

The jerseys are priced at £80, but use the following code for a 25% discount


*Order before 8th April for a roughly 31st May 2024 delivery.

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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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Primal 2024 Series Jerseys

The 2024 Series Jersey is here!

Thanks to our clothing partner, Primal Europe Limited we have got 200 amazing jerseys FREE to anyone who rides 400km or more in any 2024 Velo29 Sportive.

Simply book your rides with us and then head over to this LINK to order your FREE jersey. You’ll need to pay for the postage when you order your jersey (£3.50). We’ll check you’ve got 400km booked and once the jerseys land with us (expected mid-Feb) we’ll get them posted.

1 jersey per rider, limited stocks, first come first served. Book early to avoid disappointment.

Your qualifying events cannot be refunded once the jersey has been posted to you (moving to another event might be possible).


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