Sun, 12 Apr | Hulland Ward Village Hall

BoB National Derby

The Derby Bobs invite you to experience the delights of the Derbyshire Peaks over the Easter weekend in the picturesque countryside setting near Carsington Reservoir and into the heart of the Peak District where you will experience some testing but rewarding climbs.
Registration is Closed

Time & Location

12 Apr 2020, 08:00
Hulland Ward Village Hall, Dog Ln, Ashbourne DE6 3EG, UK

About The Event

The Sunday rides will take both the long and short groups from our starting point in the picturesque countryside setting near Carsington Reservoir and into the heart of the Peak District where you will experience some testing but rewarding climbs. Take your time and walk if you have to, but get up there and the rewards are amazing.

Event Warm up:

For those of you that want to start your experience on Saturday, we plan to have an early afternoon ride up to the scenic spa town of Matlock Bath for some classic fish and chips and a cable car ride up the Heights of Abraham. For the more energetic, sprightly and collectors of the Top 100 Climbs badges, you can earn yourself number 31 Bank Road and 32 Riber with some lung busting 20 – 25% climbs!

Starting later in the afternoon there will also be a shorter and leisurely 15 miler ride to the historic village of Repton and up to Foremark Reservoir.

We regroup back at the Mosque around 20:30 and head-off to experience the legendary Derby Kebabs (or anything you fancy) at one of the local restaurants.

Overnight accommodation:

Free accommodation is available at:

Faizan e Madina Lincoln House,

Malcolm St,

Derby 

DE23 8LT

Ride Venue:

Hullland Ward Millennnium Village Hall,

Dog Lane,

Ashbourne

DE6 3EG 

http://www.hwd2.co.uk/

*This is a 30 minute drive and approx. 13 miles from the mosque

Schedule :

Saturday 11th - For the weekend explorers amongst you Mosque open all day

14:00 – Hilly Ride to Matlock Bath – route TBC, but around 35 miles . 

17:00 – Flat ride to Foremark via Repton  - route TBC,  but around 15 miles

20:30 – Meet at Mosque for a meal at one of the local restaurants 

Sunday 12th - The Main event

07:30 – Breakfast served

08:30 – Briefings and group allocation 

09:00 – Group Photos

09:30 – Long Group(s) Departure – in groups of no more than 10 – Return ETA 13:30 – 14:30

10:00 – Short Group(s) Departure – in groups of no more than 10 – Return ETA 13:00 – 14:00

13:30 – Lunch served

16:00 – End of Event

A bit more about the ride:

For those on the long route, we couldn’t come into the Peaks without including at least one of the famous 100 climbs and we’ve chosen an absolute beauty, Rowsley Bar peaking at 25%. Fear not, there’ll be a by-pass for the those that haven’t come equipped to tackle this climb.  On the way back, the route takes you on a steady climb out of the famous town of Bakewell and into yet more amazing scenery, before rolling down back to a well-earned lunch of Pakistani/Punjabi cuisine.

The short route is equally scenic and starts with nice fast downhill 5 miles section to the only climb of the day up to Alport Heights.  Although long, it’s a relatively gentle climb up to the communication towers where the views extend for over 40 miles, into the heart of Birmingham. From there it’s rolling hills, mostly down, through the stunning peaks and into the historic town of Ashbourne before you work up an appetite with a ride back up to the venue to enjoy a mouth-watering feast that’ll linger in your memories for years to come.

Provisional Routes:

Short : https://www.strava.com/routes/23438799

Long: https://www.strava.com/routes/23943914

Groupings:

For both the short and long rides, we will group based on your ability and experience. Please embrace the groups and avoid the temptation to ride in your hometown groups… you can do that at your normal weekend ride 😊

Contacts:

Rizwan – 07397 906 352

Fesal – 07875 758 092

Rauf – 07968 969 777

Mustan – 07941 376 580 

Rules of the ride.

  • Remain with your assigned group (this is a social event not an individual race). 
  • Respect the rules of the road at ALL times.
  • Ride leaders are responsible for group safety - please listen to and respect their requests. 
  • Be courteous to all road users (we are representing BoB please keep this in mind).
  • Enjoy the ride and make time to connect with your fellow BoBs :)
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