Wiggle Tour of the Peak 2013
Event: 2 June 2013
Location: Chapel-en-le-Frith, Derbyshire
Preview: Kilo to Go
You've heard of the saying you can't make an omelette without breaking eggs? - well you just can't create a picturesque bike ride in the Peak District, taking in some of the country's toughest cycling climbs and favourite beauty spots, without creating an awesome cycling challenge! That's the essence of Wiggle Tour of the Peak.
It'll take your breath away in more than one sense. Each year it fills to capacity. There's an inviting short route option for those who are a little more cautious with their hilly sportives – it proved very popular last year. What hasn't changed is the fact that when you complete Wiggle Tour of the Peak you will have taken on a seriously challenging bike ride in one of Britain's most beautiful National Parks. Read more
No registration queue on the day
Register for our event online, and we’ll send your ‘Ticket to Ride’ pack to your postal address. Then just come straight to the start line having already received your rider number and timing sticker.
How to enter one of our sportives
Why you must ride 'Tour of the Peak'! - The Peak District National Park is Britain's most popular National Park, and so popular with thrill-seekers from all disciplines including cycling. Wiggle Tour of the Peak is equally popular, partly because it includes all 3 of the Peak District's trophy climbs - in fact 3 of Britain's most iconic climbs bar none - Cat and Fiddle, Winnats Pass and Holme Moss. If you want to test your mettle, then this is the event for you! Enter Now
The Cat and Fiddle climb is truly one of the most famous cycling climbs in Britain. It’s been visited by Britain’s Top cycle races over many year – the Tour of the Peak cycle race, Milk Race and Tour of Britain to name a few. Rest assured that this climb is famous not so much for its difficulty but because it is an icon of cycling in Britain with its 7 mile alpine-like drag. Its steepness won’t floor you but it does go on to the equally famous pub at the top.
Winnats is one of the most beautiful cycling hill climbs in Britain – although you might not see it quite like that from the saddle if you’ve bitten off a little more than you can chew. It’s steep, (25% in parts) and fairly consistent in its gradient. The cattle grids pretty much define the start and, more precisely, the finish. Do take a glance over both shoulders as you ascend.
Holme Moss is another iconic climb on the international racing scene over the years. The border taking you from Yorkshire to Derbyshire sits at the top of the climb and the foot of the radio transmitter. As you wind your way up (1,800 feet), look out for the markers counting down the distance to the top. Think of them as achievements! The descent is both enjoyable to ride down and also has super views over Woodhead and Kinder Scout in the distance.