Tour of the Peak Sportive

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Tour of the Peak Sportive

23 May 2021

HQ Bakewell Show Ground
DE45 1AQ

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We post Timing Chips and Rider Numbers to you on the Tuesday before the event.

You must complete a COVID Questionnaire and Book a Start Slot, this will open 5 days before and close 2 days before the event.

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This classic sportive, named after and on the same route as the original Tour of the Peak road race, which ran from 1943 through to 2005. Follow in the wheel tracks of some of the top original British bike racers that have graced these roads, Malcolm Elliot, Mark Lovatt, John Tanner, Chris Lillywhite and Matt Stephens to name just a few.

Have you got what it takes to attempt this challenging ride? The long route is probably one of the toughest challenges that can be done at 115 Miles and over 10,000ft of climbing, it certainly isn’t to be underestimated! A little more tame but still with the killer mile of Winnats Pass, the medium route is 62 miles but still manages to squeeze in over 5000ft of climbing, a great starting point, if you are looking for a challenge and the long route, is just too much!

Both routes start from Bakewell Showground, giving you beautiful surroundings to start and finish your day, if you get chance, call in and pick up a Bakewell Pudding, not to be missed! We certainly did when we last visited.

A gentle spin to start you off before hitting the first ascent of the day just after Ashford will give you a taste of what’s to come, hills, hills and more hills! Both routes are fairly relentless giving you most of the top climbs in the Peak District! Winnats Pass sneaks up on you after the beautiful village of Castleton, a tough Killer Mile Challenge awaits on a fully closed road.

The medium route splits from the long route at the top of Winnats Pass if it’s been too much so far, the choice is yours, cut out 55 miles and the Holme Moss Climb? Make your choice wisely! Even on the medium route you still have the Cat and Fiddle to look forward to after the routes rejoin before heading back to Bakewell.

The long ride, the ride of heroes, can you manage three major climbs in one day, Winnats Pass, Holme Moss and the Cat and Fiddle? Only the brave should choose this route, it’s certainly not for the faint-hearted.

Back at Bakewell, we will have a variety of food, hot drinks and beer for those needing a stiff drink after possibly the most challenging ride around.

2021 Series Jersey

2021 Series Jersey

Enter any 4 2021 Sportives before the 31st March 2021 and receive this awesome Primal Europe LTD unique series jersey FREE!

Limited to 200 copies, this is the 9th year we have offered a jersey!
The 2021 jersey is the same cut as 2020, with the aero sleeves and new pocket design. This quality of jersey retails at £65!

Stock will arrive late Feb and be posted to you. Available in XS/S/M/L/XL/2XL/3XL.

Once you’ve entered 4 or more events contact us at jersey@velo29.com

You must have entered the 4th event before 31st March 2021.

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