PEAK EPIC – The toughest Peak District Sportive

Sunday 1st June 2014

The inaugural PEAK EPIC in 2013 set a new benchmark for a hard Peak District sportive. It can now quite easily be regarded as one of the toughest UK sportives. With 14 categorised climbs the long route ascends 4000m (>13000ft) in just 165km (103 miles) and is literally an “epic” circuit of the Peak District including: Tideswell; the Hope Valley; Edale; Chapel-en-le-Frith; The Goyt Valley/Cat & Fiddle; Macclesfield Forest; Axe Edge; Longnor and Monyash.

Primarily sticking to quiet country lanes including wherever possible stunning Peakland scenery, the PEAK EPIC will take you over roads you never knew existed and away from the traffic filled major roads.

In addition to the long route there is the Medium Route (101k with 2200m of climb) and the Shorter Route (63km with 1350m climb)

The ride starts and finishes from Lady Manners School in the beautiful Peak District market town of Bakewell.


Three route options

Long 165km 103 miles with 4000m of vertical ascent

Medium 101km 62miles with 2230m of vertical ascent

Short 63km 39miles with 1353m of vertical ascent

Women’s Timing standards

For all the Dark & White 2014 sportives there will be two levels of timing standards so that the Gold award times will be more attainable for women. All riders will receive Gold, Silver and Bronze certificates dependent on their ride times.

Entry Fee

Long Route £30

Medium Route £25

Short Route £22.50

Enter the Peak Epic online at British Cycling

Entry Includes

  • Comprehensive Event Guide

  • Electronic SPORTident chip timing

  • Instant printed post-event time sheet

  • Fully stocked feed-stations

  • Platinum (long route only), Gold, Silver and Bronze Certificates for every official finisher

  • Post event refreshments 


  • Hard standing car parking

  • Undercover event HQ/registration area

  • Toilets/changing facilities