New venue! New route! Same name
The Igloo Sportive is back for a 3rd year with a new start venue and a completely new route providing a fresh road biking challenge in and around the Eastern Peak District.
The new 132km long route (with a total of 2400m of climb) goes clockwise from Chesterfield this time heading initially south towards Crich and then turning north towards Rowsley before heading off “Trans Peak” in the direction of Sheffield via Chatsworth Park and the superb climb over Curbar Gap – other notable climbs including the ascents of Dethick (Matlock), Sir William Hill (Grindleford) and the not to be missed Beeley Hillside on the final leg to the finish. The shorter 66km (but no less interesting!) route has 1270m of climb and is basically the southern loop of the longer ride.
Scroll down for all the details and online entries. The comprehensive pre-event guide/road book will be available here approximately a month before the event.
2014 Igloo Report – DW Igloo Report
Start LocationHolymoorside Village hall
Chesterfield S42 7DX
Registration opens at 7:00am
Start time between 7:45am – 9:30am
We advise all riders to start before 9:00am to ensure they reach the cut off times!!
Finish closes at TBC
At registration you will have to sign on, where you will be provided with a SPORTident Card ‘dibber’ (a small plastic tag about 2″ long with a timing chip in it) and a detailed route map. The detailed route map will include positions of feed-stations/control-points, public toilets and route split points. This is your own personal guide to the route, the route will be clearly marked but if you are ever unsure of where you are please refer to your map. Please keep your map with you for the duration of the event.
- Covered HQ
- Toilets/ changing facilities
- Post event hot drinks & snacks
SPORTident Event Timing
- Instant post event timing
- Ultra reliable
- Weather proof
All finishers will receive a GOLD, SILVER or BRONZE finishing certificate. We also believe women should have separate timing awards to make gold certificates more achievable.
There will be a professional photographer on hand to capture your hard effort.
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