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Peak District Gravel Epic

Buxton, Derbyshire

Buxton, England, United Kingdom

Sun 21st August 2022

Starting at 08:00

1 race

£45.00

Organiser's Description

A summer gravel classic in the Peaks taking in the heart of this stunning region. Starting in Buxton, we take on the best gravel in the Peaks with glorious views in all directions. Take on the long 100km route or medium 55km option exploring off the beaten track parts of the stunning Peak District.

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  • Peak District Gravel Epic

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  • Peak District Gravel Epic

    £45.00

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What's Included

ROUTE GPX
GPX sent to you a week before the ride with a full route description & packing list.

FEED STOPS
We have feed stops approx every 30kms with fruit, cakes, coke, water, hydration tabs & tasty ride nutrition.

FULLY MARKED ROUTE & TIMING CHIPS
Focus just the stunning views & thrilling ride. The route is marked out all the way & you can check your time for the route at the end.

RACE VILLAGE AT THE FINISH
After an epic ride, grab a pint, coffee or cake at the end. Free parking for the day, toilets & bike wash also included in your entry.

BIKE RENTAL & MECHANICS AVAILABLE
New to gravel riding? Hire a gravel bike for the day. We also have mechanics on site to support with any issues before & during the ride.

  • Ride smooth gravel of the High Peak Trail
  • Discover off the beaten track parts of the region
  • Stunning scenery in the heart of Peak District
  • Social drink at the finish village

Course Details

Buxton: 100km, 1,250m or 56km, 650m

A glorious 100km loop in the Peak District. Starting in Buxton, we head south on the Tissington Trail before the medium route split at 20km. The long route goes further south on smooth gravel and across to Wirksworth before hitting the High Peaks Trail north again.

Both the medium & long route head north east to Bakewell and hit the Monsal Trail and some local off road sections back to Buxton.

Though the Peaks are full of punchy climbs, this ride is relatively quick on rolling terrain and no major climbs. Expect fast flowing gravel, stunning views and a mega day on the bike exploring lesser seen parts of the Peaks.

Terrain & Bike Choice: Most of the ride is on smooth gravel or back roads. As ever, on the short technical sections a mountain bike would be more comfortable but for most riders we would recommend a gravel bike with 40mm tyres. E bikes are welcome on all our rides.

FAQs

  • What type of bike should I ride?

    A mostly off road route on fast and flat forest tracks, this event is ideal for gravel bikes with 40mm all round tyres. A mountain bike will be fine but slower, road bikes are not suitable.

  • How do I find out my start time?

    We will send you an email after you have booked to choose your start time between 8am and 10am, if you are riding with a friend you can choose to start with them.

  • Where is the Start / Finish?

    The ride starts and finishes in Buxton, free parking will be available on site.

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Buxton, Derbyshire

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