Sunday 26th May 2013
A challenging ride through quiet lanes and superb scenery, for 2013 offering a choice of distances from the 30 mile, “New Potato” (£20), to the 60 mile, “Spud Riley Memorial”(£30) and the ultimate (very, very tough) 100 mile, “Polka Dot Challenge”(£30).
Half of the entry fee goes to Christie’s, the other half to club funds to be invested in grass-roots cycle promotion.
A choice of three route options –
- 30 mile “New Potato”
- 60 mile “Spud Riley Memorial”
- 100 mile “Polka Dot Challenge”
“The Polkadot Challenge™ – “Spud” Riley Memorial Gran Fondo starts in Cheshire and travels into Derbyshire, Staffordshire and back into Derbyshire passing through the beautiful Dovedale area and into the true Peaks region. The majority of the climbs are short and steep, however the penultimate climb across the High Edge moors to join the top of the famous Cat & Fiddle is 5 miles in length. On the long route there are 16 official climbs (but plenty of unlisted ones) and on the short route there are 8 official climbs. All turns and climbs are signed and there are two feeding/control stations (one on the shorter route)”
- Choice of fully waymarked routes
- Electronic timing
- Feed Stations
- Event photographer
Woodford Community Centre
Website entry – Yes, entries open 1st January 2013
Entries are limited to 600 riders and the event will close for entries on 31/4/2013.
- £25.00 per rider