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


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 6/9/15. 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: 06/09/2015
Duration: Three x course options: 136km, 89km & 55km
Event Type: Road Cycling/Sportives
Location: Buxton Community School, College Road, Buxton Derbyshire SK17 9EA
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