The Peaks Tour - Road Cycling Events in Derbyshire
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The Peaks Tour

Sunday 5th September 2021 | Bakewell Showground

The Peaks Tour

Sunday 5th September 2021 | Bakewell Showground

For our third Tour series event of 2021 we will take you on an adventure through the Peak District National Park. All three routes start at Bakewell showground and head North through the National park making their way to the Hope Valley. 

In true Peak District fashion there are plenty of both short savage and long enduring climbs on all the routes. But don’t be discouraged, you’ll be rewarded with spectacular views at the top and long winding descents on the way down. 

On the Long Route you'll hit the high point at Whetstone Ridge, but with other climbs including; Mam Tor, Gun and Sir William's Hill along the way you'll feel all 2613m of ascent in your legs by the end. 

Whilst this will certainly be a challenge you won’t want to miss out on the chance to ride this event through the Peak District, which in the middle of Summer is set to be a glorious day of riding.

Of course you’ll be rewarded for all your efforts as you cross the finish line to receive a finishers medal, beer from Freedom Brewery and other goodies from our partners at Jimmy’s Iced Coffee and OTE sports. We look forward to seeing you on the start line in Bakewell in July.

Our Tour Series events are designed to give you the chance to ride in some of the most beautiful parts of the UK and challenge yourself to distances you wouldn’t do every weekend. 

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Bakewell Showground,
Agricultural Way,
Derbyshire, DE45 1AH

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Long: 161 km
Middle: 121 km
Short: 74 km

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Bring your climbing gears as there are some real hills to negotiate, but the long sweeping descents off the top will give your legs a bit of a break.

The Routes

Choose your route carefully. The distance and elevation gain should give you some indication as to how easy/hard each route is, as well as showing you where the tougher climbs are.


Distance: 161 km   
Elevation Gain: +2613 m

Middle ROUTE

Distance: 121 km   
Elevation Gain: +1861 m


Distance: 74 km   
Elevation Gain: +1186 m

What you get

Free Parking
Free Parking
Fully Signed Routes
Fully Signed Route
Feed Stops
OTE Feed Stops
Chip Timing
Chip Timing
Online Results
Online Results
Event Photography
Free Event Photography
Food and Drink
Food and Drink Available
Medical Support
Medical Support
Mechanical Support
Mechanical Support
Finishers Medal
Finishers Medal
Freedom Brew
Freedom Brew
Six Physio
Six Pyhsio Massage Available

Essential Items

Essential Items
Helmet (no helmet, no ride). Helmets must comply with the latest US Snell B90/B95 or European CE Standards
Basic tools
Inner tubes
Drink bottle
First aid kit (recommended)
Mobile phone for emergencies
Lights and high visibility clothing (on days where fog or rain is forecast or where light is likely to be reduced)
Facemask (for venue) and hand sanitiser

Plastic Free

In our quest to make feed stops plastic free, we ask that you ride with a bottle


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