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
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%
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.
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: 162km, 3483m
Ride Difficulty: 5/5
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.