Ride For Eric 2019

Cyclosportive Cyclosportive
Date 19 May 2019 08:30
Category Charity Ride
Length 25k, 50k & 100k
HQ Forge Valley School Wood Lane Sheffield S6 5HG map
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The 2019 Ride for Eric event returns to Forge Valley this year, with beautiful routes close to Dam Flask and the Tour de France routes. There is also closed circuit track at Forge Valley which provides an opportunity for a more family friendly and accessible fun ride alongside other cycling activities, without the need to go anywhere near an open road. 

The Forge Valley event 'Hub' will be the start and finish of all rides providing opportunities for children and adults not participating in the three distance rides to have a go at some of the different cycling disciplines and fun day activities available.

Family Fun Ride - There will be lots of activities for young children and families to be involved in on the day, plus for the first time we will be able to operate our family friendly fun ride on the close cycling circuit of Forge Valley. This purely for fun ride passes right around the main activities area so there will be lots of opportunities to cheer and support the novice rides as they pass by. Each rider can set their own challenge to complete as many laps as they wish.


25 km - Our brand new routes are as always, planned to accommodate all riders, and our 25K is just the ticket for anyone with a bit of cycling experience under their belt who just wants to challenge themselves and say that they have completer the Ride for Eric 25 km. Starting at Forge Valley, the ride commences with a quick lap of the arena, before departing onto Loxley Road and taking in the impressive views across the valley. A lovely spin around Damflask reservoir, and then returns back to Forge Valley for a hero's welcome lap of the arena..


50 km - Now we are getting serious, the Ride for Eric 50 km is a real challenge for that rider who cycles often but is unsure of their ability. The route is absolutely stunning, taking in Damflask, Low Bradfield, Dale Dike and Strines before descending into Ladybower and Hope Valley. This route really is a lovely way to test your ability and see what 50 km of the Peak District looks and feels like. Perfect for the rider who is developing and is ready for this stunning challenge.


100 km - A serious ride, for serious riders. Just take a look at the profile of this ride and then decide if you're up for the challenge of our best ever 100 km route. This ride has been created to challenge even the most hardy 100 km Sunday rider and takes in some of the most stunning scenery that the Peak District has to offer. Heading out on the same roads as the 50 km route via the picturesque Loxley Valley you will take in the climbs of the 'Surprise' and Abney before descending into the historic village of Eyam. A brief respite is offered with some gentle rolling roads and descending before the climbing kicks in again with the ascent up to, and over the Strines. The final sting in the tail is the climb into Dungworth, followed by the run into Stannington and the finish at The Forge Valley School Circuit.