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.
Distance: 100km | Elevation: 1,250m
Distance: 55km | Elevation: 650m
Long Route Difficulty 3/5
Medium Route Difficulty 2/5
Percentage of Route Off Road 75%
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.
Countdown to August 21st
– 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
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.
Physical Difficulty: 5/5
What type of bike should I ride?
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.
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. There is free parking onsite as well as toilets & refreshments.
What happens if I have a mechanical / accident?
We have first aiders & mechanics at all the feed stops and ride captains along the route to support.
What shall I pack with me for the ride?
You need to have a water bottle, basic kit to repair punctures, inner tubes & riding with a helmet is compulsory. Our feed stops have water, coke, cake, fruit & the best tasting sports nutrition bars & nut butters from Outdoor Provisions.
When will I get my GPX file
Our local team do a final recon ride 1 week before the event and can make final tweeks then based on route conditions. We will then send out the route GPX within one week of the ride.
New To Gravel Riding?
Rent a Pearson Off Grid bike (£49)
Available in all sizes
Mechanics on hand for bike fitting
Pre ride briefing
Packing List emailed when you book