With over 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 is the aim.
The event is the similar in concept to it's sister event, the Hardcore100. However this time we will be using some different trails that were not accessible due to the time of year.
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 on bridleways and byways. We'd recommend you use either a gravel, cyclocross or mountain bike - 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 on 48 hours before the event start. This way we can keep you in suspense as long as possible !
The Brutal Tootle starts from the village of Holmesfield on the edge of the Peak District. From there the route heads off and explores some of the best bridleways, unclassified roads and country lanes that the area has to offer. The route is approximately 30% off road, but this will seem like longer as you go slower when there is not tarmac under your tyres. The exact route 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.Interested ? - Contact us
The Brutal Tootle is happening on September 30th. The event HQ is Holmesfield Village Hall.
Registration will open at 8am and the event HQ will close at 5 pm
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.
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!
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.