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Enjoy the summer months with this picturesque sportive through the peak district. With two distances to choose from, this event is ideal for everyone and riders will wind their way through the stunning local surroundings. After, enjoy a well-earned post-race pint.

Review summary

4 Reviews
  • Course
  • Organisation
  • Atmosphere


Antony B
"A lumpy course with sharp, muscle burning climbs that will really test your..."


Lucy H
"Very challenging course with quite a few hills. But unfortunately when we got..."


Kenny M
"The weather was great.<br />The feed stations were awesome . The route was very..."
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Thornbridge Brewery Sportive routes

The Thornbridge Brewery Sportive will take you through beautiful rolling countryside across the Dove and into the Staffordshire Peak District taking in the medieval market town of Longnor.

You will discover the Manifold Valley, enjoying picturesque views as you journey back via the village of Hartington and the strangely named ‘Custard Fields’ as you experience the ‘hidden’ Peak District.

Details of routes:

Half Pint:
Distance: 30 miles (47KM)
Elevation: 796m

Full Pint
Distance: 50 miles (80KM)
Elevation: 1,424m

Event Details

What’s Included
  • Event centre facilities and parking
  • Mechanical support
  • Medical support
  • Full route marking
  • Rider public liability insurance
  • Feed stops throughout
  • Pick-up wagons
  • On-site catering
  • Event photography
  • Post-race BBQ and refreshments for purchase
Raceday Logistics


09:00 - Registration opens

09:30 - Riders begin to leave

- All riders have started

Please arrive at least 30 minutes before the race begins to ensure there is plenty of time to complete the registration process.

There will be a short two-minute safety briefing given to all riders.

Kit List

• ID in case of an incident.

• Food and energy drink (although there will be food and drink available at the feed stations enroute).

• Money/credit card.

• Mobile phone

• Basic tool, ideally with a chain-splitter.

• Pump, tyre levers and spare inner tubes (we always carry a couple of spare tubes).

• Helmet (mandatory). If you do not have your cycle helmet then you will not be allowed to ride.

• Clothing appropriate for the weather and time of year.

• Bring sun-cream to apply if the weather is still looking warm and sunny.

• GPX device or mobile phone with maps. There will be some printed versions of the route available at rider registration on the day.


Come on down and cheer your friends and family as they crack out this beautiful sportive. There will be a BBQ and drinks for purchase at the end of the event.


If you do have any additional questions about the event or would like to get in touch with the event organiser then please follow the link below:

Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I access race photography?
All race photography will be uploaded to the Let's Go Velo website and the event Facebook page.
What happens afterward?
Afterwards, there will be a BBQ and refreshments available to purchase.
Do I need to be a certain level of fitness?
No, the half pint option means this event is great for everyone and ideal for those looking to take part in their first sportive.

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LetsGoVelo is a cycling holiday and events company that provides bespoke cycling experiences for all abilities and ages. Cycling with LetsGoVelo is about new challenges, experiences, developing skills and gaining an enormous sense of achievement and progression in your ride ability. We support you every step of the way helping you to achieve everything you have set your mind to.



Thornbridge Brewery Sportive reviews (4)

4.3 out of 5 stars

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    Lucy H

    Did the Full Pint in 2019

    Very challenging course with quite a few hills. But unfortunately when we got to the finish we just wanted a cup of tea and it had all been packed away.
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    Kenny M

    Did the Full Pint in 2019

    The weather was great.
    The feed stations were awesome . The route was very challenging but enjoyable.
  • Did the Half Pint in 2019

    A lumpy course with sharp, muscle burning climbs that will really test your legs. Very well signposted, even without the GPX file running on your GPS, you will find your way around with ease. Great organisation, superb facilities at Thornbridge Brewery itself including an on hand bike mechanic for them last minute bike tweaks, and a great bunch of friendly organisers. Looking forward to booking up for next year.

    Do it folks!

  • Did the Half Pint in 2018

    Really well organised and good communication near the date so was easy to access the information on the day. Some loos near the car park would have been really helpful - to help you get organised before you got on your bike. Apart from that everything was great and lovely homemade granola and sandwiches on route. Thank you team!
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