A summer gravel classic in the Peaks taking in the heart of this stunning region. Starting in Hope, we take on the famous Broken Road up Mam Tor before heading south on backroads & gravel sections with glorious views in all directions. 100km off road will make a long day out but there are no difficult sections making this a perfect summer day out in the Peaks.
Distance: 100km | Elevation: 1,700m
Ride Difficulty 4/5
Technical Difficulty 3/5
Percentage of Route Off Road 55%
Terrain & Bike Choice: After a bumpy start, most of the route is over backroads, old railways or smoother gravel. 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.
Countdown to August 21st
– Ride the legendary “Broken Road” up Mam Tor
– Sections of the Pennine Bridleway
– Stunning scenery in the heart of Peak District
– Social drink at the finish village
Hope: 100km, 1,700m
A glorious 100km loop in the Peak District. Starting in Hope, we head straight to Mam Tor and take in the famous Broken Road with the biggest climb of the day coming after just 6km.
From there we head south to the Pennine Bridleway all the way south to near Wirksworth before turning up to Bakewell and some more long gravel sections. After 85km there is one last big climb out of Calver and some great off road sections before finishing back in Hope with a beer & food.
Physical Difficulty: 5/5
What type of bike should I ride?
Apart from a couple of short technical / hike-a-bike sections, most of the route is on smoother terrain so a gravel bike (40mm tyres) is recommended. E bikes are very welcome on 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 Hope. 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