This ride has now passed.
Thanks to everyone who came along to take part in The Peaks Challenge this year - the weather was lovely and nearly 300 people took part to raise money for Orchid - Fighting Male Cancer. The photos are available to view / purchase here:
A great opportunity to enjoy the spectacular open scenery of the Peaks, taking in hills, dales and (on the dedicated family route) traffic-free cycle paths - as well as some of the prettiest villages in Derbyshire, such as Ilam, Chelmorton, Elton and Tissington.
The Peaks Challenge offers three circular routes, starting and finishing in the market town of Ashbourne, 'Gateway to the Peaks'. The challenging 49 mile route is all on road and ideal for dedicated cyclists. The 35 mile route is also on road. The 11 mile route has been devised specially for family and recreational cyclists and follows short on-road sections alternating with the Tissington Trail cycle path (which is unmetalled).
Enjoy a great day out and raise money for Orchid Cancer Care.
Enter as an individual or encourage your friends, family and colleagues to join you in a team.
‘Fantastic day and a challenging ride yesterday on the long route of peak challenge.
Some lovely scenery when I managed to lift my head up to enjoy it. Hopefully I'll be back next year. ‘ T.S
‘we had a fantastic day. Thank you to you all for organising a great event. We will be back next year ‘ G.W
|Start||Ashbourne Recreation Ground, Cockayne Ave., Ashbourne, Derbyshire DE6 1EJ|
|Finish||Ashbourne Recreation Ground, Cockayne Ave., Ashbourne, Derbyshire DE6 1EJ|
|Distance||Long (on road) 49 miles; Medium (on road) 35 miles; Family route (road/cycle track) 11 miles.|
|Challenge Rating||49 mile: 35 mile: 11 mile: |
|Getting There: Car||From Manchester: A523 > A52
From Birmingham: M6 J15 > A500 > A50 > A520 > A52
From South East & East: Derby > A52
From North East: M1 > Derby > A52
Car Parking available (off Park Rd.) - £3.60 - all day
|Getting There: Train||Nearest train station is Duffield (12 miles). National Rail Enquiries 08457 48 49 50|
|Start Times|| 08.00 - 09.30 OR family route 09.30 - 10.00|
|Other Info||Refill your water bottle and purchase food and drinks at the official refreshment stops along the route.
Remember to bring waterproofs as well as Suncream.
The Long and Medium Routes are ALL ON ROAD
The FAMILY Route is PART ON ROAD/PART ON THE TISSINGTON TRAIL cycle path (unmetalled track)
Minimum age 16 years on 49 mile, 14 years on 35 mile and 9 years on the 11 mile route. Riders under 16 MUST be accompanied by an adult over 18.
All riders are required to wear a helmet. A selection of helmets will be available for purchase on the day.
** We recommend that all riders have both bike and personal liability insurances as we cannot be held responsible for damage, loss or theft of your bike or personal items or personal liability.**
|Pricing||Entry Pack (£17.00)|
Family Ride (adult) (£8.00)
Family Ride (child) (£4.00)
Junior Entry (14-16 yrs) (£7.50)
Team Entry (per person - 6 minimum) (£16.50)
SUPPORT SERVICESRULES OF THE RIDERIDE PREPARATION