The John “TOMMO” Thompson Memorial Ride has been combined with the Buxton Spa sportive for 2015. Run in memory of one of our regular event competitors John ‘Tommo’ Thompson.
After the success of the inaugural Buxton Spa last summer, the event is back once again for 2015 – this year the sportive principally explores the Staffordshire Moorlands. With revised routes, village hall feed-stations and a new start venue, the 2015 Buxton Spa is set to eclipse the 2014 event – in addition this year’s event incorporates our annual John “Tommo” Thompson ride, previously based from Carsington Water.
Starting just outside the centre of the historic Roman Spa town of Buxton, all routes now head South through Harper Hill and into the Peak District at Earl Sterndale. Passing over the river Dove, the riders pass out of Derbyshire into Staffordshire Moorlands. The short route takes a slightly extended path to the first feed-station at Warslow passing through Wetton, which the long and medium route visit later. The new figure of 8 layout of the long and medium route results in the riders visiting the Warslow feed-station twice.
For the riders on the long and medium, the challenging ascent of Elkstone comes soon after the first feed, climbing up to one of the highest points of the Staffordshire Moorlands. From here the long route riders head further South out of the Peak Park and onto the Southerly loop. The medium route follows the edge of the Peaks before rejoining the long route at Winkhill. The long route finally starts heading back North at the climb of Freeway. From here it is onto the Tour of Britain climb of Star Bank before re-entering the Peak District at Winkhill. Dropping into and out of the majestic Manifold valley, the long and medium route riders will finally return to Warslow.
The return leg takes all riders over Morridge (another ToB KOM) and the long ascent of Axe Edge. All routes finish with a nice, easy 5km descent back to the finish.
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Start LocationBuxton Community School
Buxton Derbyshire SK17 9EA
Registration opens at 7:30am
Start time between 8:00am – 9:30am
We advise all riders to start before 9:00am to ensure they reach the cut off times!!
Finish closes at 5:00pm
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.
- Long 128.8km £27.50
- Medium 87.9km £22.50
- Short 61.1km £20.00
£3 additional charge for entry on the day
- Covered HQ
- Toilets/ changing facilities
- Post event hot drinks & snacks
SPORTident Event Timing
- Instant post event timing
- Ultra reliable
- Weather proof
GOLD – Sub 6hr 00 SILVER – Sub 7hr 30 BRONZE – 7hr 30+
GOLD – Sub 6hr 45 SILVER – Sub 8hr 15 BRONZE – 8hr 15+
GOLD – Sub 4hr 30 SILVER – Sub 5hr 30 BRONZE – 5hr 30+
GOLD – Sub 5hr 00 SILVER – Sub 6hr 00 BRONZE – 6hr 00+
GOLD – Sub 3hr 20 SILVER – Sub 3hr 50 BRONZE – 3hr 50+
GOLD – Sub 3hr 45 SILVER – Sub 4hr 15 BRONZE – 4hr 15+
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.
GOLD – 5hr 34 SILVER – 6hr 01 BRONZE – 7hr 31
GOLD – 3hr 47 SILVER – 4hr 19 BRONZE – 5hr 31
GOLD – 2hr 35 SILVER – 3hr 14 BRONZE – 3hr 36
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