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


Dark & White 2014 Road Biking/Sportive Series - Round 3 - The Spa Sportive from Buxton - Sunday 27/7/14. The long route: 136km with 3006m of climb primarily in the western area of the Peak National Park. Food/hot drinks at the finish. Superb whole series prize draw. Enter below or via www.darkwhitecycling.co.uk

Date: 27/07/2014
Duration: 136km; shorter 88km and 55km options as well
Event Type: Road Cycling/Sportives
Location: The Pavilion Gardens, Buxton, North Derbyshire SK17 6BE - click here for a map.
Prices: Single from £ 27.5
For more details or to enter this race click here

Dark & White 2014 Road Biking/Sportive Series - Round 3 - The Spa Sportive from Buxton - Sunday 27/7/14. The medium route: 88km with 2064m of climb primarily in the western area of the Peak National Park. Food/hot drinks at the finish. Superb whole series prize draw. Enter below or via www.darkwhitecycling.co.uk

Date: 27/07/2014
Duration: 88km; 136km and 55km options as well
Event Type: Road Cycling/Sportives
Location: The Pavilion Gardens, Buxton, North Derbyshire SK17 6BE - click here for a map.
Prices: Single from £ 22.5
For more details or to enter this race click here

Dark & White 2014 Road Biking/Sportive Series - Round 3 - The Spa Sportive from Buxton - Sunday 27/7/14. The short route: 55km with 1224m of climb primarily in the western area of the Peak National Park. Food/hot drinks at the finish. Superb whole series prize draw. Enter below or via www.darkwhitecycling.co.uk

Date: 27/07/2014
Duration: 55km; longer 136km and 88km options as well
Event Type: Road Cycling/Sportives
Location: The Pavilion Gardens, Buxton, North Derbyshire SK17 6BE - click here for a map.
Prices: Single from £ 20
For more details or to enter this race click here

Dark & White 2014 Road Biking/Sportive Series - Round 4 - The 3rd Tommo Sportive from Carsington Water - Sunday 14/9/14. The long route: 125km with 2465m climb in the southern Peak Park plus Staffs Moorlands. Food/hot drinks at the finish. Superb series prize draw. Enter below or via www.darkwhitecycling.co.uk

Date: 14/09/2014
Duration: 125k; shorter route options are 76k & 45k
Event Type: Road Cycling/Sportives
Location: Carsington Sports Centre, Carsington Water nr Ashbourne DE6 1ST - click here for a map.
Prices: Single from £ 27.5
For more details or to enter this race click here

Dark & White 2014 Road Biking/Sportive Series - Round 4 - The 3rd Tommo Sportive from Carsington Water - Sunday 14/9/14. The medium route: 76km with 1394m climb in the southern Peak Park plus Staffs Moorlands. Food/hot drinks at the finish. Superb series prize draw. Enter below or via www.darkwhitecycling.co.uk

Date: 14/09/2014
Duration: 76km; other route choices 125km and 45km
Event Type: Road Cycling/Sportives
Location: Carsington Sports Centre, Carsington Water nr Ashbourne DE6 1ST - click here for a map.
Prices: Single from £ 22.5
For more details or to enter this race click here

Dark & White 2014 Road Biking/Sportive Series - Round 4 - The 3rd Tommo Sportive from Carsington Water - Sunday 14/9/14. The medium route: 45km route with 739m of climb in the southern Peak National Park. Food/hot drinks at the finish. Superb series prize draw. Enter below or via www.darkwhitecycling.co.uk

Date: 14/09/2014
Duration: 45km; other route choices - 125km & 76km
Event Type: Road Cycling/Sportives
Location: Carsington Sports Centre, Carsington Water nr Ashbourne DE6 1ST - click here for a map.
Prices: Single from £ 20
For more details or to enter this race click here

Try A Sportive 2014 (in association with British Cycling) - Ride 4. Saturday 27/9/14 - Great Longstone nr Bakewell. Come and have a go at a road biking/sportive event: choose your route on the day either 20 or 35 miles. Any bike/any ability. For all event information see www.darkwhitecycling.co.uk

Date: 27/09/2014
Duration: Route options: 20 or 35 miles
Event Type: Road Cycling/Sportives
Location: Thornbridge Outdoor Centre, Great Longstone, nr Bakewell DE45 1NY - click here for a map. Registration opens at 8.00am, start riding anytime between 8.30 & 10.00am.
Prices: Single from £ 15
For more details or to enter this race click here

The Matlock "Top Ten" Sportive - Saturday 25th October - tackle the famous hill climbs surrounding Matlock. Extremely challenging short sportive, based in the Derwent Valley and surrounding countryside. Expect steep ascents with gradients in excess of 20%.

Date: 25/10/2014
Duration: Route options: 60km or 30km
Event Type: Road Cycling/Sportives
Location: The Whitworth Centre, Darley Dale, Matlock DE4 2EQ - click here for a map. Registration opens at 7.30am - set off riding at any time between 8.00 and 9.30am.
Prices: Single from £ 20
For more details or to enter this race click here