Cyclists urged to join JE James and DT Flagg ride for hospice

Chesterfield’s Ashgate Hospice is urging as many cyclists and volunteer marshalls as possible to take part in JE James and Derbyshire Times Flagg Challenge for the charity on July 27.

Budding riders can sign up now or can register on the day for the event which offers a 55, 25 and a 10 miler to helps raise money for the hospice, on Ashgate Road, at Old Brampton.

Riders prepare to start the cycle ride from Ashgate Hospice

Riders prepare to start the cycle ride from Ashgate Hospice

It starts at Ashgate Hospice from 9am, on Sunday, July 27, and returns after completing a route around the beautiful Peak District countryside.

The popular 55 mile route will take riders from Old Brampton into the Peak District where they will experience great views from the top of Flagg, Birchover, Rowsley and the Chatsworth Estate to name but a few.

The 25 mile route will go from the hospice via Cutthorpe, down to Baslow, up to Curbar and back down to Ashford-in-the-Water, before returning through Pilsley to Baslow and back along the previous route. It then goes to the hospice via Old Brampton.

The 10 mile route goes from the hospice via Cutthorpe and out towards Baslow before returning via Brampton.

Registration and signing-up on the day begins from 8am before the Grand Depart from 9am.

Following the event there will be a free goody bag, soup-and-a-roll.

Co-sponsors JE James, of Brimington Road North, Chesterfield, are providing refreshments and also selling raffle tickets for a Specialised racing bike.

Entrants receive sponsor forms and a map. Entry costs £20 and people can register via or to get details they can contact, Emily Evans on 01246 568801, or Derbyshire Times’ Jon Cooper at and on 01246 504524.

Budding volunteer marshals are also urged to call Emily or Jon.