This is the fourth Dark and White Try A Sportive ride this year, which is registered with British Cycling.
The riding starts and finishes from Thornbridge Outdoor Centre, Great Longstone which is approximately two miles north-west of Bakewell.
There are two routes on offer: a 56km (35 mile) ride with 939m (3079 feet) of ascent and a shorter 29km (18 mile) option which includes 441m (1447 feet) of climb – for route maps, profiles, all event information click here.
Both routes head out into some glorious White Peak countryside with a feed station and route split point in the picturesque village of Monyash. The longer route does a loop out including Longnor and Hartington. Wherever possible the riding is on carefully selected, quiet country lanes, avoiding busy main roads.
The event coincides with a weekend of cycling related events called Bike Fest at Thornbridge Outdoors, see here for ongoing information.
Dark and White’s own mountain bike orienteering event on Sunday 28 September runs from the same venue, see here for more details/entries.