M

Bradwell Hill Billy

Cycle Sportive , Bradwell – Sunday, 24 Jun 2018

British Cycling Grading

M
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Multiple

Event Summary

Event Overview

At over 2000m of climbing in a route of only 78km, The Bradwell Hill Billy is the Peak District's answer to the Fred Whitton. With category climbs dispersed by a few sharp unexpected lumpy bits, some of the little known and famous climbs of this mountainous area of Derbyshire are climbed by the brave souls that take up this challenge. The views from the tops are fantastic and for those demon descenders, there are some lovely sweeping bends and technical descents to be had.  Be warned though, this is not a ride to be rushed.  As with the story of the hare and tortoise- it is the tortoise that has the stamina to get through the terrain, keeping a steady pace, taking in the scenery, munching through the oceans of flapjack on offer at pit stops, who breezes up the gruelling final hill- Winnats pass, and even has enough left in the legs to complete the sneaky sharp hillock that send the hare’s legs into spasms just before the finish!  This sportive is the most scenic and torturous of rides and it is becoming a classic ride in the Peak District's cycling calendar.

This year is a very special year, our 5 year anniversary.  The profits from this ride have kept Bradwell's small village pre-school going and transformed it into the vibrant, happy school that it now is. Sign up and enjoy the ride and stay around for some amazing hospitality and enjoy the fact that in taking part you're helping maintain the fabric of life in a Peak District community. If you don’t feel up to the full challenge, try the shorter five hills route (57km, 1523m of climb). If you are not sure which to do, you can always enter the Hill Billy but on the day simply ride the 5 Hills -- the course is set up to allow this as an easy swap on the day.

There are relaxed start times -- you choose when you want to start between 8am and 9.30am. There are two water/feed stations en-route with a good supply of flapjack. You'll receive a warm welcome at the checkpoints, and when you finish we’ll have a large spread of homemade cakes to refuel you, refresh you and take some sting out of those achy legs.

Info for Riders

Parking will be on the grass around the sports pavilion. If very wet you will be directed to park on the road near by.

Registration opens at 7am. The may be some entries on the day. 

If you think you will be a slower rider and want to ride the full Hill Billy then it is sensible to start early.


Event Details

Event URN:

420668

Start Date:

Sun, 24th Jun 2018

Event Type:

Cycle Sportive (Non-Competitive)

Venue:

Bradwell Sports Pavilion, Stretfield, Hope Valley, Derbyshire, Bradwell, S33 9ST
View map

Online Entry FAQs
Event Website:

Visit Website

Event Organiser:

Laura Mannion
entries@bradwellhillbilly.co.uk

British Cycling Grading:

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

Online entry method:

First come first served

Enter Online

Entry Fees & Rides

Enter a Ride

2
5 Hills Ride
Date Start Distance BCG Est. Field Size
Sun 24/06/18 08:00 55km / 34 miles 128 120
Enter  197 places left
Entry: Online: (£25.00)
Sun 24/06/18 – 08:00
2
British Cycling Grading: 128 | Est. Field Size: 120
55km / 34 miles  |  Entry: Online: (£25.00)
Enter  197 places left View Entrants
3
7 Hills Ride
Date Start Distance BCG Est. Field Size
Sun 24/06/18 08:00 72km / 45 miles 168 120
Enter  180 places left
Entry: Online: (£27.00)
Sun 24/06/18 – 08:00
3
British Cycling Grading: 168 | Est. Field Size: 120
72km / 45 miles  |  Entry: Online: (£27.00)
Enter  180 places left View Entrants

Event Summary

Event Overview

At over 2000m of climbing in a route of only 78km, The Bradwell Hill Billy is the Peak District's answer to the Fred Whitton. With category climbs dispersed by a few sharp unexpected lumpy bits, some of the little known and famous climbs of this mountainous area of Derbyshire are climbed by the brave souls that take up this challenge. The views from the tops are fantastic and for those demon descenders, there are some lovely sweeping bends and technical descents to be had.  Be warned though, this is not a ride to be rushed.  As with the story of the hare and tortoise- it is the tortoise that has the stamina to get through the terrain, keeping a steady pace, taking in the scenery, munching through the oceans of flapjack on offer at pit stops, who breezes up the gruelling final hill- Winnats pass, and even has enough left in the legs to complete the sneaky sharp hillock that send the hare’s legs into spasms just before the finish!  This sportive is the most scenic and torturous of rides and it is becoming a classic ride in the Peak District's cycling calendar.

This year is a very special year, our 5 year anniversary.  The profits from this ride have kept Bradwell's small village pre-school going and transformed it into the vibrant, happy school that it now is. Sign up and enjoy the ride and stay around for some amazing hospitality and enjoy the fact that in taking part you're helping maintain the fabric of life in a Peak District community. If you don’t feel up to the full challenge, try the shorter five hills route (57km, 1523m of climb). If you are not sure which to do, you can always enter the Hill Billy but on the day simply ride the 5 Hills -- the course is set up to allow this as an easy swap on the day.

There are relaxed start times -- you choose when you want to start between 8am and 9.30am. There are two water/feed stations en-route with a good supply of flapjack. You'll receive a warm welcome at the checkpoints, and when you finish we’ll have a large spread of homemade cakes to refuel you, refresh you and take some sting out of those achy legs.

Info for Riders

Parking will be on the grass around the sports pavilion. If very wet you will be directed to park on the road near by.

Registration opens at 7am. The may be some entries on the day. 

If you think you will be a slower rider and want to ride the full Hill Billy then it is sensible to start early.


Event Details

Event URN:

420668

Start Date:

Sun, 24th Jun 2018

Event Type:

Cycle Sportive (Non-Competitive)

Venue:

Bradwell Sports Pavilion, Stretfield, Hope Valley, Derbyshire, Bradwell, S33 9ST
View map

Online Entry FAQs
Event Website:

Visit Website

Event Organiser:

Laura Mannion
entries@bradwellhillbilly.co.uk

British Cycling Grading:

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

Online entry method:

First come first served

Enter Online

Entry Fees & Rides

Enter a Ride

2
5 Hills Ride
Date Start Distance BCG Est. Field Size
Sun 24/06/18 08:00 55km / 34 miles 128 120
Enter  197 places left
Entry: Online: (£25.00)
Sun 24/06/18 – 08:00
2
British Cycling Grading: 128 | Est. Field Size: 120
55km / 34 miles  |  Entry: Online: (£25.00)
Enter  197 places left View Entrants
3
7 Hills Ride
Date Start Distance BCG Est. Field Size
Sun 24/06/18 08:00 72km / 45 miles 168 120
Enter  180 places left
Entry: Online: (£27.00)
Sun 24/06/18 – 08:00
3
British Cycling Grading: 168 | Est. Field Size: 120
72km / 45 miles  |  Entry: Online: (£27.00)
Enter  180 places left View Entrants

British Cycling Grading

M
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Multiple

British Cycling Grading

M
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Multiple

Disclaimer: This event listing has been supplied by a registered event organiser. The views and statements expressed herein do not necessarily reflect the views of British Cycling or its associated federations. British Cycling does not warrant the accuracy, reliability, currency or completeness of those views or statements and does not accept any legal liability whatsoever arising from any reliance on the views, statements and subject matter of the event listing. This content may include hyperlinks to other web sites that are not owned or controlled by British Cycling. British Cycling has no control over, and assumes no responsibility for, the content, privacy policies, or practices of any third party websites. All content of communications between event organisers and entrants should adhere to our acceptable usage policy https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/acceptableuse. If you believe any content to be inappropriate please report it to events@britishcycling.org.uk