Peak District Mountain Bike Challenge


Saturday 16 March 2019


Hope Valley, Peak District

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Our most technical mountain bike challenge makes is back for 2019!

This March, pit yourself against the brutal terrain of Hope Valley in Derbyshire in this rocky, muddy, adrenaline pumping thrill of a day out. 

Registration for 2019 now open, sign up today for an early bird discount

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Peak District Mountain Bike Challenge - Sign up

When: Saturday 16 March 2019

Where: Hope Valley, Peak District

The Challenge

Put your mountain bike skills to the test and take on the tough climbs, mud and rocky terrain of our most technical Off-Road Bike Ride – sure to challenge even the most experienced riders!

Whilst it won't be easy we can guarantee it'll be worth it. With the adrenaline pumping through your veins as you cycle against a backdrop of panoramic views across the beautiful Peak District, aiming for an unrivalled sense of achievement at the finish line - this is a unique adventure that's not to be missed in 2019.

Please be aware the information including times & locations are still being confirmed and are all subject to change.

Entry Fees

  Early bird registration  Standard registration 
 Entry fee  £25 £30 

Sign up

Due to the technical nature of this ride there is an age restriction of 18 years and over.

This event has a strict capacity of 500 riders and registration will close when this is reached. The event always sells out so we strongly encourage anyone wishing to take part to sign up now in order to avoid disappointment. 

There are two routes to choose from - 37 or 69km.

Your entry fee covers the cost of organising the event but it's the money you raise that powers our life saving research, we are therefore asking all participants at this year's event to try and raise at least £100

Your entry includes

  • Fully signed and well marshalled route
  • Complimentary Water
  • Complimentary snacks at rest stops including TORQ energy bars & gels
  • Free standard bike wash after the ride – provided by Pro Bike Wash
  • Free massage when you finish
  • PDF Route map
  • GPX and maps of route (available under 'on the day' tab)
  • Access to a range of training and fundraising resources to help you reach your goals
  • Medical Support
  • Mechanical Support
  • Medal for all Finishers

Contact us

If you would like more information on any of our events, get in touch Monday - Friday 09:00 - 17:00:

Tel: 0300 330 3322
Email: [email protected]

Start and finish

Hope Valley College, Castleton Road, Hope, S33 6SD


The event car park at Hope College will have limited spaces available Please consider lift sharing as well as the local pay and display car parks in Hope where possible.

Raise money

Completely planned, organised and managed by the British Heart Foundation, this event exists in order to raise funds for our life saving research. This year we are asking you all to try and raise at least £100 to make a difference. 

Creating an online fundraising page is the easiest way to raise money. It takes a few minutes to set up and a link can then be easily shared with your friends and family on social media and by email. Remember, you're taking part in an amazing challenge - people will want to support you. 


Take a look at our fundraising guide for other ideas, tips and support to help you smash your target.


This is a difficult ride and it's therefore essential that you're sufficiently prepared for the day and our Off-Road Bike Ride preparation zone is here to help. 

Here you'll find lots of information about training, nutrition and what to expect - so you can turn up on the big day fully trained, fuelled and with the right kit, equipment, bike and tyres.


We'd also highly recommend the articles our friends at Bike Radar have put together on preparing for your first MTB event and the final checklist before the day.


If you're on Strava, make sure you tick you're attending the event in our Strava club in order to communicate with fellow participants and share training distances, routes and times ahead of the big day.

Make sure you have the right kit

Take a look at our recommended cycling kit list for what to wear on the day and what to bring with you. Why not treat yourself to some new gear from our online shop? You'll receive your participant number in the post just before the event.

Get kitted up 

We have a full range of kit in our online cycling shop. Whether you're after something to wear on your training rides, an accessory you need or a gift for a loved one - start browsing and find something for you today. And with all proceeds going towards our life saving heart research, it gives the term guilt free shopping a whole new meaning!    

Get your family and friends involved

Our events cannot happen without the help of our fantastic volunteers. If you would like to help out in the lead up to this event or on event day then please get in touch with us and we will send you more information.

Join the club

Introducing our exclusive 500 club, for those who smash the minimum sponsorship target for an event and go on to raise over £500.

If you have £500 or more (excluding GiftAid) pledged by your supporters on your JustGiving page firstly congratulations you are amazing! You'll now be eligible to join the 500 Club and receive your exclusive BHF jersey

For teams to be eligible there must be at least £500 or more (excluding Gift Aid) pledged per person, along with the names of all eligible entrants showing on the team fundraising page and each individual needs to fill in a separate form in each case to claim the 500 club jersey.

(E.g A team of 4 would need a minimum of £2000 (exc Gift Aid) pledged on their team page)

How do I claim?

Complete our form to request your jersey

Size Chart

Chest Size (In) 33-35 35-37 37-39 39-41


Chest Size (Cm) 84-89 89-94 94-99 99-104 104-109 109-114

Note: Due to the fit being small, we recommend ordering one size up to your usual size.

Frequently asked questions regarding the 500 club

Terms and Conditions

Other useful information