This will be a great challenge taking in some of the hardest road climbs in the Peak District. Some of the climbs feature in the UKs hardest climb list and feature gradients of over 35%. The ride distance is only 43 miles but with 4412 feet of tough climbing with four of the most infamous climbs in the Peak District that have regularly been used for hill climb events through the years.
For the serious rider tackling the route can be done none stop to get a competitive time. The leisure rider can use the route as a great training ride whilst taking in some of the best scenery in the area. You may even be able to get this route done in a morning, afternoon or even after work.
Along the way there are numerous Café’s for refuelling including some of our Polaris Pit stop partners which carry small quantities of spare parts from inner tubes, gear cables and chain links to cable ties and chain lube.
The Pit Stop Cafés are:
The Penny Pot in Edale - next to the pay and display car park and the train station.
The Tea Rooms at Eyam - Located in the village square on the old road that used to cut through to Grindleford but is now closed to motor vehicles.
The Longshaw Cafe – The Longshaw Estate, accessible from the A6187 or Owler Bar Rd near the Fox House Pub.
Just ask at the counter if you need spares – profits from the sale of spares go to the Peak District Mountain Rescue Services.
How to enter the Polaris Hills For Thrills Challenge
Just email a screen shot of your ride from Strava , Map My Ride or other ride mapping tools, along with your name and an email address, should we need to contact you to inform you that you have won, be sure to include your moving time (time taken to completed the ride) to firstname.lastname@example.org
We will publish your times on a time sheet so you can compare your time to your friends and others, If you would prefer to remain anonymous please send us an alias or nickname that we can use.
Hills for Thrills is a free to enter and just bit of fun, and it will hopefully get you into the cycling mood for the coming summer.
It is not a race! We will select the winners at random from the list of entries, so everyone who completes the route has a fair chance of winning.
Prizes - First Prize will be a £100 voucher for our online store.
Handy with a camera?
– Why not send us your riding pictures #polaristhrills
for Instabangers. We’ll award the best picture with a £20 Voucher for our online store.
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