The Cambridgeshire Classic cycling event

The Peaks Tour

Saturday 3 September 2022 | Bakewell Showground
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The Peaks Tour

Saturday 3 September 2022 | Bakewell Showground

The Peaks Tour sportive takes riders 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 is plenty of both - short, savage as well as 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 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 September.

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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LOCATION

Bakewell Showground,
Agricultural Way,
Bakewell,
Derbyshire,
DE45 1AH

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ROUTES

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

Gates open: 7:00am
Registration: 7:30am
Start times
Long: 08:00 - 08:30am
Medium: 08:35 - 09:05am
Short: 09:10 - 09:30am

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DIFFICULTY: 5/5

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.

Pricing

Long

Elevation
161 km
Mileage
+2613m
  • $57.04/pp
  • (On the day: $62)
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Middle

Elevation
121 km
Mileage
+1816m
  • $49.91/pp
  • (On the day: $54)
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Short

Elevation
74 km
Mileage
+1186m
  • $35.65/pp
  • (On the day: $40)
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Online entry closes on Wednesday 31st August 2022 at 13:00. On the day entries will be available if the event is not sold out. On the day entry costs an additional £5 over the standard online entry price.

All entries are subject to a small booking fee.

Entrants under the age of 12 ride free but must be entered at the same time as a paying adult. All riders under the age of 16 need to be accompanied by an adult who is responsible for them at all times.

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.

Long ROUTE

Distance: 161 km
Elevation Gain: +2613 m

Middle ROUTE

Distance: 121 km
Elevation Gain: +1861 m

Short ROUTE

Distance: 74 km
Elevation Gain: +1186 m
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What you get

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