Short but tough
Tackle the famous hill climbs in the Matlock/Derwent Valley area.
Matlock and the surrounding area is steeped with road biking hill climb history: Bank Road, Riber Road and Rowsley Bar to name just three of the well known ‘infamous’ ascents. The Matlock Top 10 celebrates the richness of the areas steep, 20% plus gradient hill climbs by creating a route that ascends 10 of them in just 61.5 km/38.2 miles. That’s 1736 m of ascent or 5696 ft in old money.
For those looking for a slightly less extreme challenge then the Matlock Top 4 is for you – 32.7 km/20.3 miles based around the same route as the Top 10 but climbing just 4 of the 10 climbs.
Start LocationThe Whitworth Centre, Station Road, Darley Dale, Derbyshire, DE4 2EQ
There is an on site car park at the venue please park as instructed by the marshals. Once the onsite parking is full please park sensibly on the streets nearby i.e. don’t block any residence drives.
We highly recommend car sharing wherever possible!
- Covered HQ
- Toilets/ changing facilities
- Post event hot drinks & snacks
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 1:30pm
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.
SPORTident Event Timing
- Instant post event timing
- Ultra reliable
- Weather proof
Timing Chips/Dibbers MUST be returned to the registration desk after you have been through the finish, if you don’t (a) you will not be classed as a finisher and (b) you will be invoiced for the cost of the dibber (approx £30).
Early bird entry before April 1st 2018
- Long – £20
- Short – £15
Standard entry after April 1st 2018
- Long – £22.50
- Short – £17.50
Entry Limit: 275 competitors
Late/on the day entry costs additional £3
Route Options, Entries
Matlock Top 10 (long) £22.50 (save £2.50 by entering before April 1st 2018)
Distance: 61.5 km/ 38.2 miles
Climbs: 10 (1,736 m/ 5696 ft)
Sydnope Hill, Bank Road, Riber Road, Holloway, Alderwasley, Wirksworth, Bonsall, Stanton Lees, Stanton in Peak, Rowsley Bar
Matlock Top 4 (short) £17.50 (save £2.50 by entering before April 1st 2018)
Distance: 33.6 km/ 20.9 miles
Climbs: 4 (799 m/ 2,621 ft)
Sydnope Hill, Bank Road, Riber Road, Bonsall
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.