Cyclists to discover the Hidden Peak

An exciting new cycling event, The National Trust's The Hidden Peak, will take place on the 14 October 2012 in the Peak District, starting and finishing in the picturesque village of Ilam.
An exciting new cycling event, The National Trust's The Hidden Peak, will take place on the 14 October 2012 in the Peak District, starting and finishing in the picturesque village of Ilam.
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An exciting new cycling event, The National Trust’s The Hidden Peak, will take place on the 14 October 2012 in the Peak District, starting and finishing in the picturesque village of Ilam.

This new sportive has three fabulous routes, each going through some of England’s most stunning countryside and offering riders the opportunity to explore areas they may never have been before. From the stunning green valleys of the White Peak to the atmospheric gritstone edges of the Dark Peak, riders can take in one of the most stunning roads in the area on what promises to be a challenging and rewarding ride.

The routes comprise of a 37k (23 mile) route in Staffordshire limestone country, ideally suited to those who might be doing their first sportive; a 63k (39 mile) route taking in the highlands of Over Haddon; and a hard 130k (81 mile) ride for the more experienced sportive rider, taking riders up to the edges of Burbage and Stanage.

The routes have been designed by Pete Collins, a National Trust volunteer and captain of Sheffield’s Sharrow Cycling Club. Pete says: “The Hidden Peak has its own style and it promises to please those looking for something out of the ordinary. Want a new challenge? Want to ride some of the most stunning roads in the area? Then take on the real Peak, take on the Hidden Peak.”

The event is organised in partnership with the leading UK events organiser, Votwo.

For further details about The Hidden Peak routes, charges and entry details please visit www.votwo.co.uk/events