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Bostin’ Peaks Sportive

Sunday 19th June 2022

Bostin' Peaks Sportive

The Bostin' Peak Sportive is the original Bostin' cycling event and was featured on the 2016 Channel 5 celebrity cycling TV programme, "Tour de Celeb".

In 2021 we moved our event HQ further North which now showcases the delights of the Peak District to all our riders and not just to the Gold and Silver route riders as in previous years. We have also taken the opportunity of shortening the length of our Gold route, to make it accessible to more riders.

This year the Bostin' Peaks Sportive will be based at the Rocester Football Club, just North East of Uttoxeter, and all three routes begin by heading East through Cubley and Alkmonton and on along the Roman road called, appropriately, Longlane before turning North through Kirk Langley and Mercaston. Here they begin to rise up to Hulland Ward and first feed station of the day, for some much needed refreshment.

After a brief stop, all riders continue heading North toward Hognaston and, at Bradbourne, the Bronze riders turns East and head off towards a ford (we recommend using the bridge!) and riding up over Wibben Hill, through roaming farm animals, and on to the picture-postcode village of Tissington and then onwards to Thorpe.

The Gold and Silver route, meanwhile, continue North climbing up through Brassington and to Longcliffe into the upland countryside of the Peak District.

Shortly afterwards, the Silver route turns West towards Newhaven and then on to the second feed station at Hartington. The Gold riders continue North through Elton, past Robin Hood's Stride, and on to Youlgreave before dropping on to the Long Rake, with its glorious views, and forward to Parsley Hay. After Parslay Hay the Gold route riders turn South before also arriving at the feed station for some sustenance and perhaps a well deserved sit down. After the feed station the riders continue East towards Warslow before descend down into the Manifold Valley before climbing out up to Stanshope and on to the attractive village of Ilam and then up to Thorpe to rejoin the Bronze route.

All riders, now reunited, head South across the parkland at Okeover Hall, and more roaming animals, then on to Mayfield before heading, along the River Dove, towards Rocester and the finish line.

Three wonderful routes will make a great day out in the Peak District!

 

Event HQ

Rocester Football Club

Mill Street

Rocester

Staffordshire

ST14 5JX

 You have three great routes to choose from:

GOLD ROUTE

  • 110K / 70 miles

  • Actual distance + 108.5K / 67.4 miles
  • Total climb + 1,662m / 5,453 feet
  • Max. gradient + 15.3% / -14.1%
  • Grading + 2/5 (180) - Challenging
  • Single lap
  • Two feed and one water station
  • Registration time -  morning (TBA)
  • Start time - morning (TBA)

SILVER ROUTE

  • 100K / 60 miles

  • Actual distance + 96.6K / 60.0 miles
  • Total climb + 1,393m / 4,570 feet
  • Max. gradient + 13.7% / -13.9%
  • Grading + 2/5 (135) - Challenging
  • Single lap
  • Two feed stations
  • Registration time -  morning (TBA)
  • Start time - morning (TBA)

BRONZE ROUTE

  • 65K / 40 miles

  • Actual distance + 63.4K / 39.4 miles
  • Total climb + 818m /2,685 feet
  • Max. gradient + 11.2% / -10.2%
  • Grading + 1/5 (52) - Moderate
  • Single lap
  • One feed station
  • Registration time -  morning (TBA)
  • Start time - morning (TBA)

GOLD

SILVER

BRONZE

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

  • The event is open to anyone - from keen amateurs to club riders and professionals
  • Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult and a parental consent form must be completed at Registration.
  • Entrants can only ride suitably maintained road legal bicycles with working brakes (ie. no track bikes please) powered by a chain. (see FAQ for full details of permitted bikes).
  • Tandems are permitted but entry fees payable are per person and not per bike.

WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • Event HQ facilities, toilets and free car parking
  • Free tea/coffee at Registration
  • Start line mechanic, to sort out any last minute bike issues
  • All routes fully signposted
  • Event information pack (emailed 3 days before event)
  • GPS/GPX route files
  • Free tea, coffee, water, cakes, bananas, etc at all feed station(s)
  • On-course photography (subject to availability/rider numbers)
  • Emergency support includes first aid, rider's emergency telephone number and support vehicles to return you and your bike to the Event HQ in the event of mechanical failure
  • Commemorative medal to all finishers
  • Free hot food and tea/coffee at the finish
  • A great sense of achievement and a Bostin' smile!

* refreshments are subject to covid-19 guidance

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

  • spare parts, tools or on-course mechanical support
    • each rider should carry their own tools, replacement inner-tubes, patches, chain-links, etc. to enable them to repair every-day mechanical failures.
    • If you cannot repair your bike we will pick you up but we will not repair your bike for you.
  • roads in perfect condition
    • we are at the mercy of the local authorities and the weather with regard to the conditions of the road surfaces on the day of the event.
  • detailed monitoring of riders around the course - although we try our best to sweep the routes and make sure that everyone arrives back safely.
  • timing chips or any other timing information - it is not a race!
Great sportives, in great locations - picturesque routes, great service and enjoyable from start to finish - join us soon!