Wiggle Tour of The Peak 2013



Sunday 27th May 2013


Capel-en-le-Frith, Derbyshire


For 2013 the Wiggle Tour of The Peak retains it’s spring slot after moving from it’s usual autumn date in 2012. One of the biggest and toughest sportives in the Peaks taking in three Peak District trophy climbs of the Cat & Fiddle, Winnats and Holme Moss


A choice of three route distances are available –

  • 98 miles – “As riders leave the event HQ heading due west from Chapel-en-le-Frith, former home town to the great Bradley Wiggins, it is only then, as you look around that, we notice the whole area is surrounded by high moorland – or High Peak in fact. You’re already pretty high up at this point but it’s a gentle glide down to Whaley Bridge and climb up towards Kettleshulme. More climbing up to Goyt Forest and you’ve only done 6 miles. The long but shallow 7 mile climb of the Cat & Fiddle takes you to Britain’s second highest pub of the same name before a short descent to the outskirts of Buxton, home to the world famous water and the largest domed roof outside St Pauls cathedral. On that note, fast forward to the ‘Cathedral of the Peak’ of Tideswell where you’ll enjoy the refreshments laid out for you at our feedstation. Do take on body fuel because not too far ahead lies the magnificent gorge of Winnats Pass. Then Edale, Hope Valley, Ladybower and Strines Moor. Worth a mention at this point is Ewden Heights a climb that will bite your legs off! – thankfully a short distance before the second feedstation at Langsett Barn. Moving onward and upward over Thurlestone Moors and drop down into the Last of the Summer Wine town of Holmfirth, originally better known for dying wool. You’ll soon see Holme Moss with it’s famous BBC transmitter up top but eventually you’ll arrive at near to it’s base where you can enjoy a magnificent descent to Woodhead Pass. Carefully crossing Woodhead itself there are gentle undulations until passing Glossop where Wiggle Tour of the Peak has it’s last go at you!”
  • 65 miles – “At the top of Winnats riders continue along Rushup Edge and enjoy the delighfully peaceful Peak Forest before a passing a few quarries and around the back of Buxton under the famous three bridges. It’s up Long Hill (yes it’s a hill but not as long as the name suggests before an enjoyable descent to Fernilee and a very sharp right turn up a ‘technical’ road to Hanging Rocks. Enjoy the stunning views again over the High Peak to Edale Moor in the distance as you bowl into Chapel.”
  • 47 miles – “After the top of Winnats, at Rushup Edge, this route option simply glides you straight into the finish at Chapel’ – hardly any pedalling at all from the top of Winnats. Enjoy the descending.”


  • Choice of waymarked routes
  • Electronic Timing
  • Course marshalls
  • Feed Stations
  • Mechanical support
  • Event Photographer


Chapel Leisure Centre
Long Lane
High Peak
SK23 0TQ



Website entry – Yes (entry webpage)


  • 98 mile course – £34.00 per rider
  • 65 mile course – £31.00 per rider
  • 47 mile course – £24.00 per rider


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