Road Biking & Sportives

 

2014 sees further developments to our road biking/sportive calendar.

We are organising a four event Peak District Sportive Series including the following events: The Igloo from Chesterfield (6th April); The Peak Epic from Bakewell (1st June); The Buxton Spa (27th July) and The Tommo from Carsington Water (14th September). All the events include: clearly signed routes; bagged/colour route map for all riders; vehicle support; undercover registration and hard standing car parking; fully stocked feed stations; food & drink after the ride; SPORTident electronic chip timing system. For those entering and riding three out of the four events there will be a fantastic prize draw with a top road bike frame for the lucky winner, a turbo trainer for the runner up plus a variety of other cycling related prizes to give away. Igloo Cycles from Chesterfield are assisting with the supply of prizes.

In addition to the above series, we are putting on three smaller, easier sportives in the Derbyshire/South Yorkshire area aimed at relative beginners to this type of event as well as riders who don’t want to commit to a full sportive course just yet. These will have course options of 20 and 35 miles and will have fully signed routes, a feed station and use the SPORTident electronic chip timing system. See below for full details and dates.

For full details of all our road biking events see our dedicated website www.darkwhitecycling.co.uk

All road biking/sportives are registered with and supported by British Cycling

British Cycling Sprotives

 

Forthcoming road cycle events


The BOB (Battle of Bradfield) - Sunday 29/3/15. A short but hilly/tough sportive in the Bradfield/Stannington/Sheffield area on roads used by the Tour de France in 2014. For full event details and online entries go to http://darkwhitecycling.co.uk/battle-of-bradfield/

Date: 29/03/2015
Duration: Two x course options: 60km & 33km
Event Type: Road Cycling/Sportives
Location: The Lomas Hall, Stannington, Sheffield S6 6DB - click here for a map.
Prices: Single from £ 0


2015 Road Biking/Sportive Series - the 3rd Igloo sportive with two routes in the Eastern Peak District area. Sunday 19/4/15. **New routes & climbs/New start venue** For all details and entries go to http://darkwhitecycling.co.uk/igloo/

Date: 19/04/2015
Duration: Two x course options: 130km & 66km.
Event Type: Road Cycling/Sportives
Location: Holymoorside Village Hall, Chesterfield S42 7DX - click here for a map.
Prices: Single from £ 0


2015 Road Biking/Sportive Series - the 3rd Peak Epic sportive with three "epic" routes in the Peak District. The long route has 4000m of climb making it one of the toughest sportives in the UK. Sunday 31/5/15. For all event details and entries see http://darkwhitecycling.co.uk/peak-epic/

Date: 31/05/2015
Duration: Three x course options: 165km, 100km & 60km
Event Type: Road Cycling/Sportives
Location: Lady Manners School, Bakewell, Derbyshire DE45 1JA - click here for a map.
Prices: Single from £ 0


2015 Road Biking/Sportive Series - The Buxton Spa Sportive. Sunday 5/7/15. The Buxton Spa explores the south western fringes of the Peak National Park and visits the three counties of Derbyshire, Cheshire and Staffordshire. See http://darkwhitecycling.co.uk/buxton-spa/ for details/entries.

Date: 05/07/2015
Duration: Three x course options: 136km, 89km & 55km
Event Type: Road Cycling/Sportives
Location: Venue to be confirmed
Prices: Single from £ 0


2015 Road Biking/Sportive Series - The 4th Tommo Sportive from Carsington Water nr Ashbourne. Sunday 6/9/15. Great riding in the White Peak & Staffs Moorlands. **New routes for 2015 - for all details and entries see http://darkwhitecycling.co.uk/tommo/

Date: 06/09/2015
Duration: Route option information tbc shortly
Event Type: Road Cycling/Sportives
Location: Carsington Sports Centre, Carsington Water nr Ashbourne DE6 1ST - click here for a map.
Prices: Single from £ 0


The Matlock Top Ten Sportive 2015 - Saturday 24th October - tackle the famous hill climbs surrounding Matlock. Extremely challenging short sportive, expect steep ascents with gradients in excess of 20%. See http://darkwhitecycling.co.uk/matlock-top-ten/ for full details.

Date: 24/10/2015
Duration: Two routes: 60km & 33km.
Event Type: Road Cycling/Sportives
Location: Start venue to be confirmed
Prices: Single from £ 0