The Wakefield Hospice Sportive: The Dark Peak

Start date - 21/09/2014 - 8:00 AM
End date - 21/09/2014 - 7:00 PM
Location - Peak District
Event Type - Cycling

Online entries are now closed.

You can call and book on the phone on Friday 19th September until 4.30pm – 01924 213900.
We will be accepting limited entry on the day.
If you are attending on the day please read the ENTRY INFORMATION. 
Entry on the day: We do expect to take entries on the day on a first come first served basis. If you would like to call on Friday 19th September we will confirm how many places will be available. 

Join our incredible Dark Peak Challenge - an extreme road cycling challenge.
The Wakefield Hospice Sportive: The Dark Peak began in 2013 and is based on highlights of the 2014 Tour de France Day 2 Route. 

We have three routes Extreme 72 miles, Hard 48 miles and Moderate 23 miles.
All routes start in Wakefield and head west. The Hard and Extreme routes head to Huddersfield to take on, arguably, the toughest climb in Yorkshire and England - Holme Moss. The Extreme Route goes on to Glossop before taking on Snake Pass and then The Strines.
The punishing routes last year was praised by cyclist last year for be a gruelling but highly satisfying challenge. Read about it by clicking here.
The Moderate 23 mile route is a challenging alternative closer to home which takes in the beautiful local countryside while offering a high level of challenge. T
The cost of taking part are:
  • Extreme Route 72 Miles: £25
  • Hard Route 45 Miles: £20
  • Moderate Route 23 Miles: £15
To download the route maps:
 Your entry includes:
  • Fully signed route and gpx files
  • Full back up support including basic mechanical support
  • Feed stations on route
  • Chip timing
  • Finishers t-shirt
  • Use of Nuffield Health changing and spa facilities on your return.

To book on please use the British cycling website here or follow the links on this page. 

Or Download the entry form and return by 12 September 2014. 

All cyclists that succeed in completing the challenge will receive a souvenir t-shirt.  We provide chip timing for the route as well as stocked feed stations, mechanical support and a fully sign posted course. Nuffield Health kindly provide free entry to their changing rooms and spa facilities for everyone who finished.
We are now delighted to provide bike hire for The Dark Peak.

Thanks to Raleigh every penny of the bike hire charges will be going directly to patient care here at Wakefield Hospice. We have three types of bike:

Every bike hired will be fully serviced, cleaned and fitted to your specification. All bikes are fitted with standard pedals and we are happy to fit your own pedals free of charge.
Please order them through our online shop by clicking here.

To View the official event photos from our 2013 event please click here
We would like to thank our Sponsors SB Wakefield without whom we wouldn’t be able to run this event


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