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 start from Markeaton Park and head up into the Derbyshire Dales and Peak District.

The 80km route goes out towards Carsington Reservoir, through Brassington (it’s highest point) then out to Darley Dale, across the tops towards Tansley before heading back through Wirksworth and Hazelwood to come back to Markeaton Park.

There are food and water stations at points along the 80k route supported by High 5 Nutrition and with a lovely selection of savoury and sweet food.

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