Hundreds Tackle Derbyshire Cycle Challenge

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Hundreds of enthusiastic cyclists were on their bikes to take on the North Derbyshire Challenge Sportive. Starting and finishing at Derby’s Markeaton Park, the cyclists could choose to tackle one of four distances, from 40km to 160km in this popular biannual bike-fest organised by Cycle Derby and HUUB Events. The 40km route took cyclists as far as Carsington Water and back while the 80km route headed out through Winster and …

QoM Spring 2017

Cycling Royalty Crowned at Spring Sportive

Claire Duffin Cycling

Around 700 cyclists of all ages and experience completed the annual Cycle Derby Spring Classic Sportive on Sunday (April 23) – including the event’s first King and Queen of the Mountain. The Sportive, organised by Cycle Derby and HUUB Events, started and finished at Markeaton Park and included three different distances on picturesque routes around South Derbyshire and East Staffordshire. The highlight of the event this year was the new …

Ashgate Hospice

Sportives Support Local Charities

Claire Duffin Cycling

Cyclists taking part in the Derby Spring Classic Sportive event on Sunday April 23 and the North Derbyshire Challenge in September will be raising money for local charity Ashgate Hospicecare, which provides support, care and specialist therapy services to people in their own homes across North Derbyshire as well as at the hospice in Chesterfield. Christine Selden, Fundraising Manager for Ashgate Hospice Care explained: “We need to raise £7 million every …

Ashgate Hospicecare Charity partner for Cycle Derby Sportive 2017

Claire Duffin Cycling

The Cycle Derby Sportive team are delighted to work with Ashgate Hospicecare as one of the charity partners for both sportives in 2017.  Ashgate Hospicecare is a local charity, providing services to people right across North Derbyshire from Shirebrook to New Mills, and from Dronfield down to Alfreton.  They are an independent charity but do work closely with NHS organisations to offer support, care and specialist therapy services to patients …

Sportive Girl Power!

Claire Duffin Cycling

Ladies 80km Wave To recognise and celebrate the growth and popularity of women cycling, a special ladies-only 80km wave will be organised for the first time as part of the bi-annual Cycle Derby Sportive event (although female cyclists also have the choice of entering the 40km or 160km routes if they prefer). Ladies start at 08:45 in their own dedicated wave for the 80km route. The sportive will once again …