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


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, expect steep ascents with gradients in excess of 20%. See http://darkwhitecycling.co.uk/matlock-top-ten/ for full details.

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