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UK's Hardest Hundred: Peak District

Bakewell, Derbyshire

Organiser's Description

Take on the 100 mile or 100km route on one of the UK’s hardest sportives in the stunning Peak District. Ride this stunning route packed with famous climbs like Mam Tor and Winnats Pass, and some local sections that will take your breathe away.

With ride marshals on the route, mechanic support and sign posts all the way round, this is the ideal way to take on the best of what the Peaks has to offer, and celebrate with a beer at the finish.

Start Time



100 miles
100 km

More Info

Event website

GPX Files & Sign Posted Route

Regular Feed Stops and Mechanical Support

Ride marshalls on the route to support you

Post ride beers & food

Bakewell, Derbyshire

By road: The best exit points from the motorways are:

From the M1 - exit 29 to A617 westbound and then A619

Northbound on M6 - exit 14 to A34 and then on to the A520

Southbound on M6/M56/M60 - exit 27 on to the M60 and then on to the A6

From the North (Sheffield) take the A621 then A619 into Bakewell

From the South (Derby/Matlock) take the A6 into Bakewell

From the East (M1/Sheffield/Chesterfield) take the A619 into Bakewell

From the West (M6/Buxton) take the A6 into Bakewell

By train: The nearest stations to Bakewell are at Matlock, Chesterfield or Buxton, each having regular, frequent bus services to the town. Sheffield is a main line station with services across the UK, and is about 17 miles away.

By bus: The Transpeak (TP) bus operates an hourly service to and from Derby, Nottingham, Matlock and Buxton, with a two hourly service to Manchester. The 6.1 service also runs hourly from Derby and Matlock. The 170 service runs hourly to and from Chesterfield, and the 240 and 218 operates to and from Sheffield.

  • Explore the Stunning Peaks: Our route takes you off the beaten track to some of the hidden gems of the Peaks.

  • Climb the legendary Winnats Pass: One of the most famous climbs in the country, the mighty Winnats Pass averages over 11% for 1.7km

  • Ride some local monsters: The Peaks are full of sharp climbs and our local race directors have packed the route with a selection of their toughest ones.

Start Time : From 7.45am

Finish time : Cut off 6pm

Riders should have water bottles, the route downloaded, suitable clothing & a bike in good condition. Helmets at all times are mandatory. We will email you Covid protocols before the ride depending on the laws and guidelines at the time.

We are lucky enough to ride in beautiful places. We have a zero tolerance litter policy – there will be bins at each feed stop so please leave the area as you found it. Please be respectful of local drivers, riders, walkers etc. This is their home, we are just there to ride our bikes. On the ride, look after other cyclists. On narrow lanes & busy sections, don’t ride two a breast. No half wheeling. Take extra caution on the descents – the nature of these rides are that they will be full of tough climbs and technical descents. We will run through the major hazards before the ride but it is your responsibility to ride to your level. By signing up for this ride, you need to be in suitable physical shape for the ride.


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