Starting at Bradwell in the Peak District, this 170 km (105 mile) cycling challenge with 2365m (7000ft) of climbing will deliver some fantastic scenery as you cycle your way through the heart of the Peak District. The goal is to finish before the rising full moon at the iconic Café Ventoux, Leicestershire.
Transportation is available for you and your bike from Café Ventoux to the start line on the morning of the 24 July, departing at 10am. You can select this as an option when entering. We have managed to negotiate some discounted rates for the hire of the bike boxes, visit our website for more details.
Starting at 1pm you will be set off in groups of six to take on this picturesque ride through the centre of the Peak District. The highest climb comes after just 13km, which is Mam Tor at 455m, so make sure you have your cameras at the ready for the pictures that are going to earn you loads of kudos. Admire the fantastic scenery the Peak District has to offer before refuelling at the first of two feed stations, at approximately 55km (35 miles) and 110km (70 miles). On arrival at Café Ventoux, reward yourself with some delicious food and drinks and celebrate your achievements with your family, friends and fellow cyclists.
Please note, the route will not be marshalled and road markings will be limited. We will provide a route map listing key points you should pass through to help you stay on track but we highly recommend all cyclists download the route onto a GPS system. A sweeper van will be on hand to collect any cyclists who experience any mechanical problems or to pick up any cyclist who will not reach the finish line before the 9pm cut off time.
Transport for you and your bike from Cafe Ventoux to the start line (If you would like to take advantage of transport make sure you select this option when entering.)
Two feed stations providing water and snacks
Car parking at Café Ventoux
Huge amount of Kudos for completing this spectacular ride
This event offers the option to purchase Refund Protect. Participants can choose to cover their inability to attend with Refund Protect.