Peak District: East September 18, 2021

Date : September 18, 2021

Distance : 65km

Difficulty :

Stunning 65km off road route from Bakewell

Climb Double Dyke

Post ride drink at the finish

September 18, 2021 : £39

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Glorious Gravel: Peak District East

What better place for a morning gravel ride than the scenic Peak District? We start from the infamous Bakewell and head out to our first pitch at Baslow Hill. We then take in Barbrook Stone Circle, one of the best preserved stone circles in the Peak District and a cracking sport for a photo.  
We take stock of our progress in ancient Hathersage before our first feed stop & then roll over the toughest climb of the day before coffee at Insomnia. One last gravel climb home over Double Dyke before a well deserved beer at Hassop Cafe.
Two classic Peaks gravel climbs
Free cake at the home of the world's best tart
Start & finish in beautiful Bakewell


Rent a Pearson Off Grid bike for the day £49)

Routes suitable for new & experienced gravel riders

Ride marshalls on the route to support you

Pre ride briefing to go through any technical sections

Packing List emailed when you book

Route Notes

Event Director's Notes:

Starting and finishing in Bakewell, this is a fairly challenging route typical for the terrain in the Peaks. We start off with a climb straight away and head past Chatsworth House before continuing North & West. It is mostly downhill from here with the exception of Double Dyke 12km from home. From the top it is a quick spin back to Bakewell for a well earned pint. As with all gravel rides, we check the routes constantly as things can change much more than on a road ride. The final route is subject to change and will be emailed to you one week before the ride with a full ride brief.

Ride Details

Start Time : From 7.45am

Finish time : Between 12pm and 2pm

Location :

What’s Included

  • GPX Files
  • Pre ride briefing
  • Two feed stops
  • Free coffee and cake & beer at finish
  • Ride marshals supporting you on the route

What's Included

GPX Files

Pre ride briefing

Two feed stops

Free coffee and cake & beer at finish

Ride marshals supporting you on the route



Ride Rules

Preparing for the Ride

Our events are open to all off-road bikes. While it is aimed primarily at Gravel & Adventure bikes, which are essentially fat tyred drop bar bikes, you are also most welcome on a mountain bike or cyclocross bike. We recommend a tyre width of 33+mm for most for our rides. 

What to bring : You will be further from van support or facilities you would find in most towns than with our road trips so it is advisable to take a little more with you. 

GPS device with route loaded , Spare tube or Tubeless plug , Pump and/or CO2 , Mini tool , Jacket and/or additional layers 

We will email you the GPX route & a full breakdown of the route one week before the ride. Our route director will then be at the start to give you last minute advice and tips. You will be asked to select a start window which we will then confirm one week before the ride to ensure you roll out in group sizes based on current restrictions.

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