Everest South Challenge

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Everest South Challenge

2 June 2024

Everest SOLD OUT in a week, join us for this awesome Everest South Challenge!

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



Limited to 125 places!

In 2023 we held our first Everest Event, put simply it was amazing, a day we will never forget. On the climb of Peaslows in The Peak District riders gave everything in pursuit of achieving their ‘Everest’. There was initial excitement, a stack of emotion as the day unfolded, some real battles, some true heartbreak and overall a huge team spirit that really tried to get everyone over the line.

We had about a 50% success rate with a further 25% achieving a base camp or more.

It was to be a 1 off event but we came away thinking ‘we can’t put that to bed, it was too special’, so quickly we launched Everest 2024 and it SOLD OUT in a week! This inspired us to search for a 2nd location to create an Everest South and here we are! With a lot of local help, we’ve ended up at The Wall! Official 100 Climbs no.19, known locally as Kidd’s Hill. Strava Link HERE

This 1.5km climb which averages 8.5% and a vert per lap of 128m is spot on for an Everest attempt. There is shade by the tress from the sun and wind, the latter being a big negative factor at Peaslows in 2023. The steepest part at 13% is going to be a factor, low gearing = spin to win here! 

Everesting is simple, you each ride up and down that hill until you’ve achieved 8,848m of climbing for a full Everest, half that for a Base Camp and for those mad enough, 10,000m for a 10k! On The Wall that translates to:

10k = 79 laps
Everest = 70 laps
Base Camp = 35 laps
*pending official survey to calculate exact vert/ distance.

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

To put it into context, a lap is 1 up and down so 1.5km x 2 = 3km. 70 x 3km = 210km of riding, half of it up a hill at an average of 8.5%. Make no mistake, this is a brutal tough day out!

On Peaslows, we got huge praise for the organisation and support on the day. We’ve got a brilliant Facebook page created by Chris Gambs (who’s crazy idea this was). The page is an awesome community of help and guidance. On the day we’ll have mechanical, medical and emotional support! We have a huge menu of food throughout that day, TBH you all had way more food from us than you needed.

You’ll have access to your cars all day to change clothes and equipment.

All riders must start at 4 am and the event finishes at 22:00, medal qualification is in those time scales. Of course, you can keep riding but we suggest you do not.

We are strictly limited to 125 places so we can park you, look after you and you don’t get in each other’s way on the hill! It will sell out so don’t sleep on this one.

All sorts of riders took part in Everest 2023, this isn’t an event just for the Elite Climber, it’s about creating an excellent environment for anyone to succeed at a challenge which they might have considered beyond themselves!

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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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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.

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