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peak district epic

Ride Overview

Take on the 100 mile or 100km route on one of the UK’s hardest sportives in the stunning Peak District. Ride this stunning route packed with famous climbs like Mam Tor & Winnats Pass and some local sections that will take your breathe away. With ride marshalls on the route, mechanic support and sign posts all the way round, this is the ideal way to take on the best of what the Peaks has to offer and celebrate with a well earned medal at the finish.

Long Route: 162km, 3500m
Medium Route: 105km, 2450m
Long Route Difficulty 5/5
Medium Route Difficulty 3/5

Key Climbs:

Manners Wood – 2.0km, 8% average gradient
Winnats Pass – 1.5km, 12%

Mam Tor – 2.1km, 10%

Peaslows – 1.6km, 9.9%

Pym’s Chair – 1.45km, 10.8%
Goyt Valley – 4.6km, 4.6%

Ride Highlights

Explore the Stunning Peaks: Our route takes you off the beaten track to some of the hidden gems of the Peaks.


Climb the legendary Winnats Pass: One of the most famous climbs in the country, the mighty Winnats Pass averages over 11% for 1.7km


Ride some local monsters: The Peaks are full of sharp climbs and our local race directors have packed the route with a selection of their toughest ones.

The Route

Peak District Epic: April 2nd 2023

Pick between the 162km long route or 105km medium route over one of the toughest routes in the UK. Our Hardest Hundred Epic Series are as punchy as they come so be prepared for a massive & unforgettable day on the bike as we hit the classic Peaks climbs like Winnats Pass & Mam Tor as well as some classic local passes. With nearly 3,500m of elevation on the long route, this is as tough as any of the epic European sportives 👊

Start Time: From 8am

Finish Time: Ride Village closes at 6pm

Start / Finish Location: Buxton

Long Route

Long Route: 162km, 3483m

One of the toughest rides in the UK. We start in the heart of the Peak District in Buxton and warm up with a gentle(ish) 25km before hitting our first top major climb of the day – Manners Wood averaging 8% for over 2km. The most famous climbs of the day come in the middle part of the ride, Winnats Pass, Monsal Head and Longstone Edge before we loop back round to take on Mam Tor.
There are some spectacular roads covering long, steep sections but the views are as stunning as anywhere in the country.  You will need to keep something in your legs for a super punchy last 50km – all up and down with lots of short, sharp climbs before a descent back into Buxton for a very well earned Hardest Hundred medal.
Ride Difficulty: 5/5

Medium Route

Medium Route: 105km, 2450m

One of the toughest 100km routes in the UK with nearly 2,500m of elevation. The circular route is challenging without including 9 major climbs – there is never a dull kilometer on the route with either punchy climbs, thrilling descents or stunning views to take in! We cut out a couple of sections of the long route including Monsal Head & the Mam Tor loop. But, with Winnats Pass & a day full of climbing, this is a “medium” route not to be underestimated!

Physical Difficulty: 4/5


Is the route marked?

Yes, the route is fully marked. We also suggest bringing a bike GPS to follow as well, we will send you a GPX file with the route one week before the ride.

How do I find out my start time?

Riders start in groups of maximum 6 at a 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 a toilets & refreshments.

What happens if I have a mechanical / accident?

It is important you prepare properly ensuring your bike is in good condition & physically ready for the challenge. If you have an accident or mechanical, we have support at the feeds and sweep van at the back.

What shall I pack with me for the ride?

You need to have two water bottle, basic kit to repair punctures, inner tubes & riding with a helmet is compulsory. Our feed stops have water, cake, fruit & bars.

Do I get a medal at the finish?

Yes, when you finish the ride you will go through the finish line and get your hard earned UK’s Hardest Hundred medal.


Finishers Medal

Get to the finish and collect your well earned UK's Hardest Hundred Medal

Feed Stops

We have feed stops approx every 30 to 40kms with fruit, cakes, water, hydration tabs & sports bars / gels.

Fully marked route & timing chips

Focus just the stunning views & thrilling ride. The route is marked out all the way & you can check your time for the route at the end.

Race village at the finish

After an epic ride, grab a coffee, cake & more from the food trucks at the end. Free parking for the day & toilets & also included in your entry.

Additional information

Route Type

Long Route, Medium Route

Peak District Epic


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