The Peaky Grinder


Ride some of Derbyshire's most iconic climbs.
15th September 2019

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The Peaky Grinder

What's all that about then ?


The Peaky Grinder is an unsupported, unmarshalled reliability ride on the quiet roads of the glorious Peak District National Park. The event is the similar in concept to our other events, including the Gnarmac Attack and Ronde van Vegas. However the Peaky Grinder will be firmly on the tarmac this time.

The event is definately not a race. You're at the wrong gig if you are after that. There's no timing chips, no medals and no finishing times. The challenge is riding up some of the Peak’s iconic climbs withing the 9 hour time limit. There are two different routes depending on how fit your are feeling.


  • The full fat version which is around 115 km takes in Mam Nick, Peaslows, Monsal and Rowsley.
  • The easier, but still challenging, 85 km Semi Skimmed version includes Mam Nick and Monsal.
  • Both routes also include a selection of some of our favourite lesser known climbs.


    We have purposely not included any feed stations at the event. We would rather you bought food and drink on route to help our local small businesses and contribute to the communities you are riding through. However there will be tea, coffee and cake available at the event HQ when you get back from your ride. We think you'll have earned it by then !

    We'll send you a GPX file with the route details a few days before the event start.

    Entries open 1st January 2019


    Where's it happening ?

    Where's it all happening ?


    The event takes place on 15th September and the HQ for the Peaky Grinder is

    Holmesfield Village Hall
    Vicarage Close
    Holmesfield
    S81 7WZ

    Sign on open at 8 am and we'll be closing the doors at 5pm

    From there the routes head off and explores some of the best climbs that the area has to offer. The routes try and keep away from main roads where possible.

  • The full fat version includes Mam Nick, Peaslows, Monsal and Riber climbs plus a few local favourites. It's 115 km long and has over 2400 metres of climb (or downhill if you'r a glass half full kind of person)
  • The semi skimmed version is slightly shorter than the full fat and includes Mam Nick and Monsal. Like it's bigger brother it has a selection of local climbs in to keep you occupied on your journey. It's 85 km long and has 1700 metres of climb.

  • The exact routes will be kept secret to entrants until around a week before the event. That way we can keep you guessing and stop you getting a sneeky recce in. It also keeps the route exclusive to entrants too.

    Rules and FAQ's

    The Peaky Grinder is an unsupported, unmarshalled reliability ride on quiet roads in the Peak District. We like to keep things simple, however to help us, the communities and the environment you are riding through we do have a few rules to avoid us having sleepless nights worrying about you.

    Any riders under 16 should be accompanied by an adult. All riders under 18 must enter with their parents permission.

    The event is held on open roads.
    All riders should obey the highway code.

    Please wear a helmet.
    If you don't you're nothing to do with us.

    This is not a race. It is not timed, there are no prizes for getting back first.
    If you want to race go to a different kind of event and pin a number on your back.

    This event is unsupported and unmarshalled.
    We don't offer mechanical support so make sure your bike works before you ride.

    The route is not signed. You will have to follow a GPX file that will be provided.
    If you can't follow a map this event is probably not for you. If you do get lost, either ask a local, phone your mum or call a cab.

    Riders should carry a spare inner tube, pump, multi-tool, waterproof.
    It is recommended that you carry a basic first aid kit and some money for food and drink.

    Please sign on at the start before you ride and when you finish.
    If you drop out please let us know.

    Don't be an idiot.
    Slow down for horse riders and be nice to motorists. Nobody likes an idiot.

    Please take any litter home with you.

    Bar an apocalyptic event, this event will go ahead. No refunds will be given.
    There are no refunds if you withdraw. However you can transfer your entry to another rider.

    The GPX file is for people who've stumped up the cash and taken the time to support our event.
    Think long and hard about what the answer will be before you ask if you can have a copy of the route for free.

    Let's Get In Touch!


    Like the sound of the Peaky Grinder ? Got any burning questions ? Give us a shout and we'll do our best to help.


    Don't forget to check out our event page on Facebook

    Entries open 1st January 2019