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Bradwell Hillbilly

Cycle Sportive , Bradwell – Sunday, 28 Jun 2020

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Event Summary

Event Overview


"Probably the toughest little sportive in the country"


At over 2334m of climbing in a route of only 78km, The Bradwell Hill Billy is the Peak District's answer to the Fred Whitton. With 7 climbs at over 20% gradient and plenty of smaller lumps in between. Including some of the peak districts more famous climbs(winnats pass) and some lesser known but equally trying beasts to test the legs. This is a great challenge for those new to sportives or an epic training ride for those building up to bigger challenges.

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.

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. Offering a first class education to the children of the hope valley.

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 7;30am and 9.30am(registration open from 7am). 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.

If you wish to bring the family along we will be running skills trails for the younger riders. Balance bikers to Junior schoolers. Running from 9am to 1pm. 

Event Details

Event URN:

464671

Start Date:

Sun, 28th Jun 2020

Event Type:

Cycle Sportive (Non-Competitive)

Venue:

Bradwell Sports Pavilion, Stretfield, Hope Valley, Bradwell, Derbyshire, S33 9JT

View map

Cheques payable to:

bradwell pre-school group

Entry close date

Sun, 21st Jun 2020

Online Entry FAQs
Event Website:

Visit Website

Event Organiser:

Daniel Plevey
07840718084
danplevey@bardwellhillbilly.co.uk

Safeguarding lead:

Assigned (Name withheld)

British Cycling Grading:

This event has been graded using data collected by Garmin

Online entry method:

First come first served

Enter Online

About the Event

Info for Riders

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. 

There is a cut off of 14:30 on the route. After this the water stops and marshalls will no longer be available. If you think you will be a slower rider and want to ride the full Hill Billy then it is sensible to start early.

Entry Fees & Rides

Enter a Ride

2
5 Hills - 55km Ride
No entrants yet
Date Start Distance BCG Est. Field Size
Sun 28/06/20 08:00 55km / 34 miles 83 200
Entry: Online: (£25.00 + £1.00 Application fee), Postal: (£25.00), On Day: (£27.50)
Sun 28/06/20 – 08:00
2
British Cycling Grading: 83 | Est. Field Size: 200
55km / 34 miles  |  Entry: Online: (£25.00 + £1.00 Application fee), Postal: (£25.00), On Day: (£27.50)
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7 Hills - 78km Ride
Date Start Distance BCG Est. Field Size
Sun 28/06/20 08:00 78km / 48 miles 182 200
Entry: Online: (£27.00 + £1.00 Application fee), Postal: (£27.00), On Day: (£30.00)
Sun 28/06/20 – 08:00
3
British Cycling Grading: 182 | Est. Field Size: 200
78km / 48 miles  |  Entry: Online: (£27.00 + £1.00 Application fee), Postal: (£27.00), On Day: (£30.00)

Event Summary

Event Overview


"Probably the toughest little sportive in the country"


At over 2334m of climbing in a route of only 78km, The Bradwell Hill Billy is the Peak District's answer to the Fred Whitton. With 7 climbs at over 20% gradient and plenty of smaller lumps in between. Including some of the peak districts more famous climbs(winnats pass) and some lesser known but equally trying beasts to test the legs. This is a great challenge for those new to sportives or an epic training ride for those building up to bigger challenges.

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.

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. Offering a first class education to the children of the hope valley.

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 7;30am and 9.30am(registration open from 7am). 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.

If you wish to bring the family along we will be running skills trails for the younger riders. Balance bikers to Junior schoolers. Running from 9am to 1pm. 

Event Details

Event URN:

464671

Start Date:

Sun, 28th Jun 2020

Event Type:

Cycle Sportive (Non-Competitive)

Venue:

Bradwell Sports Pavilion, Stretfield, Hope Valley, Bradwell, Derbyshire, S33 9JT

View map

Cheques payable to:

bradwell pre-school group

Entry close date

Sun, 21st Jun 2020

Online Entry FAQs
Event Website:

Visit Website

Event Organiser:

Daniel Plevey
07840718084
danplevey@bardwellhillbilly.co.uk

Safeguarding lead:

Assigned (Name withheld)

British Cycling Grading:

This event has been graded using data collected by Garmin

Online entry method:

First come first served

Enter Online

About the Event

Info for Riders

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. 

There is a cut off of 14:30 on the route. After this the water stops and marshalls will no longer be available. If you think you will be a slower rider and want to ride the full Hill Billy then it is sensible to start early.

Entry Fees & Rides

Enter a Ride

2
5 Hills - 55km Ride
No entrants yet
Date Start Distance BCG Est. Field Size
Sun 28/06/20 08:00 55km / 34 miles 83 200
Entry: Online: (£25.00 + £1.00 Application fee), Postal: (£25.00), On Day: (£27.50)
Sun 28/06/20 – 08:00
2
British Cycling Grading: 83 | Est. Field Size: 200
55km / 34 miles  |  Entry: Online: (£25.00 + £1.00 Application fee), Postal: (£25.00), On Day: (£27.50)
3
7 Hills - 78km Ride
Date Start Distance BCG Est. Field Size
Sun 28/06/20 08:00 78km / 48 miles 182 200
Entry: Online: (£27.00 + £1.00 Application fee), Postal: (£27.00), On Day: (£30.00)
Sun 28/06/20 – 08:00
3
British Cycling Grading: 182 | Est. Field Size: 200
78km / 48 miles  |  Entry: Online: (£27.00 + £1.00 Application fee), Postal: (£27.00), On Day: (£30.00)

British Cycling Grading

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Registered Sportive

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