The Brutal Tootle


An adventure by bicycle in the stunning Derbyshire countryside

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The Brutal Tootle - What's that then ?


The Brutal Tootle is an unsupported, unmarshalled adventure on the quiet roads, byways and bridleways of the glorious Peak District National Park.

With around 100 km and 2000 metres of ascent, the event is based on the reliability ride format, where not speed, but the ability to successfully complete an un-signed pre-determined route in under 9 hours is the aim.

The route will be tough, technical in places and definately a big day out on the bike.

Our idea is to get riders to think for themselves and not only test their riding skills but their ability to navigate.

The route is around 30% off road. These sections are a mix of bridleways, byways and unsurfaced roads. We'd recommend you use either a gravel, cyclocross or mountain bike with a minimum of 32 mm tyres - using a skinny tyred racing bike would probably result in a good walk. We've tried to pick a route that is rideable whatever the weather and covers varied terrain. We've 30 years experience of riding around this area so hopefully we'll be able to show you some of our favourite trails.

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. This way we can keep you in suspense as long as possible

Where

Where


The Brutal Tootle's route will explore quiet roads, bridleways and byways of the Peak District and surrounding countryside.

Starting and finishing in the village of Holmesfield, the majority of the route will be in the Peak District National Park. Established in 1951 this popular national park and is easily accessible from Manchester, Sheffield, Nottingham and Derby. The route will take in some of our favourite parts of this stunning landscape.

We're limiting the numbers of riders. This is to give the event a low key and hopefully a special feel to it and reduce the impact on the environment.

Interested ? - Contact us

When


The Brutal Tootle will be held on Sunday September 30th. The event HQ will be Holmesfield Village Hall. Registration will open at 8 am

A few days before the event we will send you a rider briefing pack. This will include a GPX file with the route on and course notes.

Entries open on May 1st. There will be no entries on the day.

Interested ? - Contact us

Let's Get In Touch!


Want to know more? That's great! Give us a call or send us an email and we will get back to you as soon as possible!

Entries open on May 1st

To keep up to date with this event please check out our Facebook page

01246 477436

Velotastic, 35 Clocktower Business Centre,
Works Road, Hollingwood, Chesterfield S43 2PE

The Brutal Tootle is a Velotastic production. The event is entered at the riders own risk.

Rules


The Brutal Toolte is an unsupported, unmarshalled reliability ride accross quiet roads, byways and bridleways in the Peak District National Park. 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 where 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.
  • Riders should carry two spare inner tubes, pump, multi-tool, waterproof and water.
    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 walkers and horse riders and be nice to motorists.
  • Please take any litter home with you.
  • Bar an apocalyptic event, the Brutal Tootle will go ahead. No refunds will be given.