Igloo Sportive

22 Apr 2018

Sunday

Sportives

Discipline

England

Region

Various

Distance

Description

The 6th annual Igloo sportive will take place on the 22nd of April from the beautiful village of Ashover situated midway between Chesterfield and Matlock. The 2018 event will continue with the shorter, punchier style route of 2017, which explores the eastern fringes of the Peak District National Park. Choice of either the 82 km/51 mile long route with approximately 1700 m/ 5600ft of ascent or the 44 km/27 mile short route with around 960 m/ 3150 ft of climb.

The long route initially heads north from Ashover towards Chesterfield then crosses Beeley Moor before a long southerly traverse via Matlock Moor and the Tour of Britain climb of Cromford Hill. After a feed station above Wirksworth the route continues south via Alport Heights and Shottle before passing through the village of Hazlewood with its rather nice houses; the route then heads back north towards Alderwasley. Crossing the A6 for the second time the road ascends again to historic Crich (National Tramway Museum) before returning to Ashover via Ogston Reservoir, keeping mainly to the high ground on quiet lanes.

As with all D&W sportives our aim is to provide a route very high on quality (scenery, beautiful villages, quiet lanes) and low on busy/dangerous/noisy main roads.

Igloo Cycles, Chesterfield will as always be providing technical on-event support.

Key Information

Start Time
8:00:00
Discipline
Sportives
Region
England
Distance
51 miles
Elevation
1,706.0 m
Laps
1
Difficulty
Hard
Cost
£22.50
Field Limit
300
Online Entry
View
Awards/Mementos
Certificate
Facilities
Onsite Parking, Parking Nearby, Toilets, Road Markers, Water Stations, Refreshments, Chip Timing System

Entry Information

Promoting Club
Dark & White Events
Organiser's Email
info@darkandwhite.co.uk
Website
https://darkwhitecycling.co.uk/sportives…

HQ Location

Igloo Sportive

Milken Ln, Ashover, Chesterfield S45 0BA