Peak District Pioneer Adventure Cross ride, Bakewell, Derbyshire, Sunday July 26

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LuwnHufjop0

This great Peak District Adventure Cross ride sets off from the Bakewell Showground / Agri Business Centre on the outskirts of the beautiful town of Bakewell.

There are two routes, the Massif & Mini Massif. Both routes leave Bakewell on the Monsal Trail and complete a loop around High Rake and Longstone Moor, before rejoining the Monsal Trail. The route then passes through the tunnels and then joins the Pennine Brideway (old railway line) at Parsley Hay, before heading onto the limestone tracks at the back of the stunning village of Hartington.

The routes split here with the massif completing a loop to Ilam & Tissington on a mix of lanes, paved & unpaved bridleways and moor roads.

When the routes rejoin both take in a stunning limestone road over to the hamlet of Gotham, a mix of old railway and limestone roads follow before the return to Bakewell.

Massif stats

Massif 109km/ 68 miles

total ascent 2,600m

approx. 64% off road

technical rating (on a crosser) 3/5

wilderness 3/5

physical challenge 5/5

Mini Massif stats

Mini Massif 75km/46 miles

total ascent 1,520m

approx. 68% off road

technical rating (on a crosser) 3/5

wilderness 3/5

physical challenge 3/5

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