Peak District to host new cycling event

new cycling event The White Peak Challenge Ride will take place on Sunday, July 3.

Riders have a choice of three different routes across the Peak, all starting and finishing in Ilam.

There is a 38 mile route, a 57 mile option and a 87 mile ride for the more experienced rider, taking in some of the great Peak passes.

Jenny Gerrans, from organisers The National Trust said: “We are really excited to be holding this new event in the Peak District. The short and medium routes will be taking in beautiful views of the limestone hills and dales of the White Peak, while the longest route will reach as far north as Longshaw, encountering some of the majestic gritstone edges and moorland landscapes managed by the National Trust in the Peak District.”

The event forms part of the National Trust’s new cycling programme which encourages people to enjoy the outdoors on a bike. The National Trust in the Peak District are launching more downloadable cycle trails and running cycling weekends at Longshaw in July as part of the wider National Trust Cycling Festival. For more information visit

For further details about the White Peak Challenge Ride route, charges and entry details visit