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Want to try something different?
Come and ride a 100 Climbs Challenge. 'The reinvention of the sportive.'

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After the success (apart from the dire weather) of the 100 Climbs Sheffield challenge here comes the 100 Climbs PEAK DISTRICT challenge. Set in and around the glorious Peak, drawing 15 more climbs from my books and Apps it's packed with real killer ascents and like all the 100 Climbs challenges YOU are in charge of your route!

How does a 100 Climbs challenge work?
It’s simple.

1. I tell you which hills to ride.
2. You plot the route. That’s right, YOU plot the route. There are no arrows to follow, there’s no .gpx file to download, just a selection of climbs on a map to link in whatever way you wish, a bit like orienteering, but on a bike and with big hills. To make it a challenge each climb is allocated an amount of points which are scored by scanning QR codes with your phone. There are a total of 75 points available at the TOP and BOTTOM of each climb from which you will need to score 40 to qualify as a finisher. This presents you the rider with the task of plotting the best course to outwit the other riders and get back in the shortest distance.
(It’s not a race though, speed is of no consequence)

You should be able to put together a route at around 100km to bag the required points, however if you want a real challenge and want to RIDE THEM ALL, you will be looking at closer to 160km! There will be a prize for shortest distance covered to reach 40 points, and the shortest distance for all 75 points, but no prizes for time!

How do you know you have scored the points?
The event uses an App called iOrienteering which you will NEED to download to your phone for FREE here for Apple and or here for Android.

(Registration only takes a couple of minutes, and this is best done prior to event day.)

When you arrive at the HQ, scan the Load Event QR code and this will load the climbs into the App, then when you are ready to start, scan the Start QR code and get going. Next, and in a slight change to the last event, when you arrive at the BOTTOM of each climb you scan the first code, then at the TOP of each climb there will be another board with another QR code. The combined points give you the total for that climb and are weighted according to how easy they are to reach. When you hit 40 points you can come home and scan the finish QR code then publish your results which will be displayed on the big screen for all to see.













For a MORE detailed explanation on how to use and install the App click the images above.

Now the most important part, THE CLIMBS!
Below are the counting climbs and their corresponding TOP and BOTTOM points. There are plenty of absolute classics and hopefully some you've never ridden before. Points are allocated on location rather than difficulty and you can see where they all are on the map below (click to enlarge). For more detailed info click on the name of each climb will take you to its Strava page so you can see clearly which direction to ride it. The 100 Climbs APP is also an excellent tool to help plan!

Winnats Pass    TOP 8 Points.   BOTTOM 1 Points.
Mam Nick    TOP
1 Points.   BOTTOM 7 Points.
Curbar Edge    TOP
4 Points.   BOTTOM 1 Points.
Peaslows    TOP
1 Points.   BOTTOM 4 Points.
Monsal head    TOP
1 Points.   BOTTOM 3 Points.
Longstone Edge    TOP
3 Points.   BOTTOM 1 Points.
Manners Wood    TOP
1 Points.   BOTTOM 1 Points.
Rowsley Bar    TOP
2 Points.   BOTTOM 1 Points.
Stanton in Peak    TOP
1 Points.   BOTTOM 1 Points.
Jaggers Lane    TOP
1 Points.   BOTTOM 2 Points.
Sydnope Hill    TOP
1 Points.   BOTTOM 3 Points.
Bank Road    TOP
3 Points.   BOTTOM 1 Points.
Riber    TOP
4 Points.   BOTTOM 1 Points.
Star Disk    TOP
7 Points.   BOTTOM 1 Points.
Holly Lane    TOP
4 Points.   BOTTOM 5 Points.

NOTE! All climbs MUST be ridden the way they are described in my books, as seen on the map above. CHEATS WILL BE FOUND AND PUBLICLY SHAMED.

Entry is £40 (£5 more than the last one so I can contribute more to iOrienteering and more importantly buy you all more food for after!!) oh, and it's LIMITED to just 100 riders so don’t delay!


Other information

HQ. The event headquarters are in the village of Rowsley at the Rowsley Village Hall, School Lane, Rowsley DE4 2EE. The hall will be open from 07.30 and the official start time is 08.00. Last rider must be back for 17.00 as this is when the hall closes.

Food and free stuff. There will be free coffee and fresh Pastries from the Depot Bakery at the start and fresh cooked pizza and other refreshments at the finish but out on the road you have to fend for yourselves, that's all part of the challenge. Places to fuel up have been marked on the map though to help you a little though. E very rider who completes the challenge will recieve a unique finishers sign for their wall and a 100 Climbs challenge Buff!! Wood Fired Pizzas will be made to order between 13.00 and 16.00. Meat, Veggie and Vegan.

Parking. Ride out if you can but there is a good sized car park on Old Station Close just off the A6 (DE4 2EL) and space on side streets too.

Insurance. I follow the process the CTT use for their events and have each rider sign a disclaimer.

"I will ride within the rules of the road and look after myself and others. I understand that the event is held wholly or in part on public or private property or the public highway and that I participate therein entirely at my own risk and that no liability whatever shall be attached to the promoter for any injury loss or damage suffered by me in or by reason of the event however caused."

Risk it for the biscuit!

Any questions? Get in touch at


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