Peak District Gravel Epic

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£45 - £49
Come to the Peak District Epic to take in the amazing sights throughout, entrants will cover 100k over the day. This course will take you to Mam Tor to see the infamous broken road. Make sure to be ready for plenty of hills in this event. Soak up the summer sun for a great day in the Peaks.
EPIC Route - 136k, Medium Route - 100k and Short Route - 58k
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Sat, 16 Sept 2023
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Hope Valley, United Kingdom
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Where and when
Hope Valley S33 0AH, UK
Start times
Sat, 16 Sept 2023
EPIC Route - 136k:
8:00am |
Medium Route - 100k:
8:00am |
Short Route - 58k:
Races summary
Here's what races are available for Peak District Gravel Epic
EPIC Route - 136k
Medium Route - 100k
Short Route - 58k
Route information
EPIC Route
Distance: 136km
Elevation: 2100m
Percentage of Route Off Road: 55%
Here it is, one of Glorious Gravel's biggest rides of the year. 136km taking in huge sections of the mighty Peak District.
Starting in Buxton, head onto the Monsal trail for a quick start to the day – a chance to find a group and smash out easy miles. you then split from the other routes and go north up a tough gravel climb to Eyam and a road climb to Hathersage. After a quick feed stop you hit the gravel to Redmires Resevoirs and then head back south over wild moorland before a fast road descent all the way past Chatsworth House and meeting the other routes again. There is one punchy climb at 73km but eventually you join the High Peak and Tissington trails for the last 50km which is mostly flat or rolling.
It’s an absolutely epic day out with varied and glorious scenery throughout. The main challenge (apart from the distance) is the really punchy 40km to the north of the route. It comes early in the ride (just after 15km of quick riding on the Monsal trail) so legs will be fresh but it packs in almost 1000m of elevation in those 40km so the epic route is not to be underestimated.
Medium Route
Distance: 100km
Elevation: 1200m
Percentage of Route Off Road: 65%
One of the fastest 100km rides in the country. This route takes in a flat start on the Monsal Trail, then heads south on some lovely local gravel before hitting the High Peak and Tissington trails.
You can choose to switch to the Epic or short route on the day but this is a really lovely century ride most cyclists can do with some training.
Short Route
Distance: 58km
Elevation: 700m
Percentage of Route Off Road: 55%
A really nice short route taking in a mix of back roads and two long gravel sections. The route follows the long route for the first 30km to the feed stop and then chops out the bottom half, finishing on some nice gravel back to Buxton.
What's included
  • Finish line social drink
  • GPX Route
  • Feed Stops
  • Fully-marked route
  • Chip-timed results
  • Race village
  • Bike rental (added cost)
  • Mechanical Support
  • Toilets
How to get there
Hope Valley S33 0AH, UK
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There will be free on-site parking available on the day.
Event day logistics
07:45 Ride village in Buxton opens. Collect your ride number.
08:00 - 09:30 Ride start. You will be set off in small groups
18:30 Rider village closes
19:00 Link to ride times and photos set out
Feed stations
All feed stations will be stacked with water, cake, fruit, sports nutrition bars, and nut butter.
Race Village
At the finish, there will be a race village where you can grab some food, a pint, or a coffee.
Mechanical issues
There will be mechanics at all aid stations and ride captains to also help with any bike issues.
What happens if I have a mechanical problem with my bike at the Peak District Gravel Epic?
There will be mechanics at all feed stops to help you and ride captains along the route to offer support, make sure to bring a basic repair kit for small incidences.
What is the best bike for the Peak District gravel Epic?
It is recommended to have a gravel bike with 40mm tyres. The tracks should be dry.
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