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 …

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Jenson Button Trust Triathlon Delivers Something For Everyone

Claire Duffin Triathlon

More than 600 athletes of all ages and experience enjoyed a day of sport in Derby on Sunday as part of the Jenson Button Trust Triathlon. 400 individuals and teams of three competed twice during the day with an open-water swim in Markeaton Park lake, a closed-road cycle route in and out of the city’s Cathedral Quarter and then a run route around the picturesque park. Meanwhile 200 youngsters and …

Game On For Derby Business Community

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Nearly 200 people from businesses and organisations across Derby took part in the first ever Derby Business Games on Thursday July 6 – designed to be the grown up version of the traditional school sports day. Teams of eight competed in a wide range of competitions from rounders and dodgeball to egg and wheelbarrow races in the event.  It was hosted by the University of Derby at Kedleston Road, organised …

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Local Athletes Compete in First Staunton Harold Triathlon

Claire Duffin Triathlon

Whilst elite athletes gathered in Leeds for the UK leg of the World Triathlon Series on Sunday – nearly 250 amateurs from across the East Midlands descended on the Staunton Harold Estate for their first triathlon to be held there, organised by Derby-based HUUB Events. The event was divided into three main categories. The Sprint consisted of a 600m swim in the lake, 28 bike ride and then 8km run …

Tri Star Start at Darley Moor Racetrack

Local Riders Triumph in Midlands Junior Duathlon

Claire Duffin Duathlon

Over 250 young athletes from around the Midlands competed in a Junior Duathlon on a closed circuit at Darley Moor race track in Ashbourne on Saturday. The event was open to young people aged eight to 16 as part of British Triathlon’s East and West Midlands Junior Race Series. It been organised by HUUB Events in partnership with junior triathlon clubs – Derby’s HUUB Sports Academy and Ashbourne-based Peak Performance. …

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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 …