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High Peak Hog

Cycle Sportive , Glossop – Sunday, 10 May 2015

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Event Summary

Event Overview

The High Peak Hog is a very challenging ride - it is organised by cyclists for cyclists.


It has 2 route options - the 83-mile Whole Hog and 50-mile Half Hog both start with a 3-mile ascent of the Snake Pass. The Whole Hog continues to the idyllic Edale Valley with it’s twisting climb to Mam Nick and includes a stunning descent through Winnat’s Pass to Castleton, up to Abney Gliding club and past the gritstone cliffs of Stanage Edge on the return to Ladybower Reservoir where it rejoins the Half Hog. Both routes include the three ‘stingers’ of the Strines (including the climb 'Deliverance') and finish with the iconic ‘Cote de Holme Moss’ with it’s ¼ mile road markings to the summit. You will be rewarded for your efforts with a long descent and a relatively easy return to Glossop along the lovely Torside Valley.


The entry price includes electronic timing and photos of riders on the major climbs to immortalise your efforts. It also includes a hot breakfast before the start, feed stations en route and a hog roast at the finish – you’ll deserve it!


Can you go the Whole Hog?

Event Details

Event URN:

361448

Start Date:

Sun, 10th May 2015

Event Type:

Cycle Sportive (Non-Competitive)

Venue:

Glossop Cricket Club, North Road, Glossop, Derbyshire, SK13 7AS
View map

Cheques payable to:

No cheques

Event promoted by:

Glossop Kinder Velo Cycling Club (website)

Event Website:

Visit Website

British Cycling Grading:

This event has been graded using data collected by British Cycling Mapping

Reports

Sportive Rider Review

Posted 01/05/2015 - Paul Talbot

If you are riding a sportive for the first time and don’t know the course or area, some fir...

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About the Event

Info for Riders

‘The Hog’ sold out in Jan 2015! We have a reserve list so if riders drop out you may still get a place. You will also get prior warning of when the 2016 event opens to avoid disappointment next year. To add your name to the reserve list please e-mail paultalbot@doctors.org.uk The event is organised by Glossop Kinder Velo to promote our club and cycling in the wonderful Peak District. It is a very challenging ride. No fewer than 5 of the climbs are featured in Simon Warren’s ‘100 Greatest Cycling Climbs’ and the final climb up ‘Côte de Holme Moss’ was in Stage 2 of the 2014 Tour de France. The route is mostly along country lanes and the scenery is simply breathtaking! The entry fee includes free parking, changing/shower facilities, electronic timing and photos of riders available on Flickr to download free of charge after the event. You will also get a hot breakfast, feed stations and hog roast (with vegetarian option) at the finish. The bar will also be open!

The Rides

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Half Hog Ride
Date Start Distance BCG Est. Field Size
Sun 10/05/15 08:30 05 hr / plus 1 laps / 80km / 50 miles 134 70
Sun 10/05/15 – 08:30
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British Cycling Grading: 134 | Est. Field Size: 70
05 hr / plus 1 laps / 80km / 50 miles
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Whole Hog Ride
Date Start Distance BCG Est. Field Size
Sun 10/05/15 08:30 08 hr / plus 1 laps / 133km / 83 miles 364 230
Sun 10/05/15 – 08:30
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British Cycling Grading: 364 | Est. Field Size: 230
08 hr / plus 1 laps / 133km / 83 miles

Event Summary

Event Overview

The High Peak Hog is a very challenging ride - it is organised by cyclists for cyclists.


It has 2 route options - the 83-mile Whole Hog and 50-mile Half Hog both start with a 3-mile ascent of the Snake Pass. The Whole Hog continues to the idyllic Edale Valley with it’s twisting climb to Mam Nick and includes a stunning descent through Winnat’s Pass to Castleton, up to Abney Gliding club and past the gritstone cliffs of Stanage Edge on the return to Ladybower Reservoir where it rejoins the Half Hog. Both routes include the three ‘stingers’ of the Strines (including the climb 'Deliverance') and finish with the iconic ‘Cote de Holme Moss’ with it’s ¼ mile road markings to the summit. You will be rewarded for your efforts with a long descent and a relatively easy return to Glossop along the lovely Torside Valley.


The entry price includes electronic timing and photos of riders on the major climbs to immortalise your efforts. It also includes a hot breakfast before the start, feed stations en route and a hog roast at the finish – you’ll deserve it!


Can you go the Whole Hog?

Event Details

Event URN:

361448

Start Date:

Sun, 10th May 2015

Event Type:

Cycle Sportive (Non-Competitive)

Venue:

Glossop Cricket Club, North Road, Glossop, Derbyshire, SK13 7AS
View map

Cheques payable to:

No cheques

Event promoted by:

Glossop Kinder Velo Cycling Club (website)

Event Website:

Visit Website

British Cycling Grading:

This event has been graded using data collected by British Cycling Mapping

Reports

Sportive Rider Review

Posted 01/05/2015 - Paul Talbot

If you are riding a sportive for the first time and don’t know the course or area, some fir...

View Full Report

About the Event

Info for Riders

‘The Hog’ sold out in Jan 2015! We have a reserve list so if riders drop out you may still get a place. You will also get prior warning of when the 2016 event opens to avoid disappointment next year. To add your name to the reserve list please e-mail paultalbot@doctors.org.uk The event is organised by Glossop Kinder Velo to promote our club and cycling in the wonderful Peak District. It is a very challenging ride. No fewer than 5 of the climbs are featured in Simon Warren’s ‘100 Greatest Cycling Climbs’ and the final climb up ‘Côte de Holme Moss’ was in Stage 2 of the 2014 Tour de France. The route is mostly along country lanes and the scenery is simply breathtaking! The entry fee includes free parking, changing/shower facilities, electronic timing and photos of riders available on Flickr to download free of charge after the event. You will also get a hot breakfast, feed stations and hog roast (with vegetarian option) at the finish. The bar will also be open!

The Rides

3
Half Hog Ride
Date Start Distance BCG Est. Field Size
Sun 10/05/15 08:30 05 hr / plus 1 laps / 80km / 50 miles 134 70
Sun 10/05/15 – 08:30
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British Cycling Grading: 134 | Est. Field Size: 70
05 hr / plus 1 laps / 80km / 50 miles
4
Whole Hog Ride
Date Start Distance BCG Est. Field Size
Sun 10/05/15 08:30 08 hr / plus 1 laps / 133km / 83 miles 364 230
Sun 10/05/15 – 08:30
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British Cycling Grading: 364 | Est. Field Size: 230
08 hr / plus 1 laps / 133km / 83 miles

British Cycling Grading

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