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Sunday 28th June 2020
Bradwell Hill Billy
Now established as one of the most challenging sportive routes in the UK cycling calendar, the Bradwell Hill Billy has opened entries for the 2019 event, which takes place on Sunday 23 June. Dubbed the Peak District’s answer to the Fred Whitton due to its 7 tough climbs adding up to 2300m of ascent over 78km riding, the Bradwell Hill Billy attracts local cyclists as well as those from further afield looking for a day of hardcore cycling taking in staggeringly beautiful parts of the Peak District you’ve probably never seen before.
For those wanting to avoid the last 2 climbs there is shorter Five Hills route (57km, 1523m of climb).
First organised to raise money for Bradwell Preschool in 2014, the event immediately established itself as one of the most challenging in the cycle sportive calendar. This year is now its 5th year and we are hoping to celebrate this with a few on the day events.
The day allows a maximum of 200 entrants keeping the ride a small event and not over subscribing our beautiful country roads.
Daniel Plevey, Event Organiser, says, “We know that the Bradwell Hill Billy is one of the toughest sportive routes in the UK, and we’re proud of that. Whether you’re an old hand at hardcore cycling, or you want to set yourself an ambitious target for your new 2020 fitness regime, sign up – you’ll have fun”
After a successful trial run last year we will be running bike skills coarses for children. From balance bikers to those almost ready to go off on thier own. These will be run from 9am to 1pm. Just turn up and ride.
Our village hospitality and support is amazing – so your legs may be ready to drop off by the end but we will make it up to you with free soup and homemade cake as you finish, if that’s any consolation. You can also feel good knowing that your entry fee is helping to keep our village preschool running.”
About the Preschool
Bradwell Preschool provides stimulating and exciting learning opportunities in a caring and happy environment.
The charity-run group serves the local community of Bradwell and the surrounding area, offering pre school education for 2 to 5 year olds. Their highly motivated staff enable them to provide the local children with high-quality play and education.
They rely on fundraising, such as this event, to remain active.
Thanks for have us on your epic sportive, it was a first class day and are first time doing this, well done all you crazy people on completing this sportive see all of you next year 🤪
Thanks for such a great day, cake, organisation, can of ale, ride and climbs (in that order!)
Congratulations and big a Thank you to the organising team and all the volunteers and cooks. It was a fabulous ride, beautifully organised and well signed, and showed off Derbyshire at her very best.
If there is ever a “Bake Off “ Team Event the Bradwell team would be unbeatable!!
An unbelievable day on the hill billy a brutal sportive,with stunning views see you guys next year. Keep up the excellent work guys