We had great fun putting together the route for the Hardcore100 and were chuffed to bits with the feedback we had after we ran the event.
A big thank you to everyone who supported this event and encouraged us at every step.
We enjoyed organising it that much that we’ve decided to put on a sequel event, the Brutal Tootle on September 30th.
Like the Hardcore100 it will be run as a reliability ride with no marshalls or signage. Riders will either navigate using their GPS or a map using a route that will be provided around a week before the start,. The event HQ in Holmesfield will be the same too, but a different route will be used.
Again it will be a big day out using a mix of bridleways, unsurfaced rights of way and country lanes in and around the Peak District. We’re aiming for a mix of on and on road sections and we can guarantee that it will be another big day out with around 100 km and 2000 m plus of climbing.
There are several reasons why we will change the route. This will discourage people from trying to smash it round and set a PB. It will also hopefully reduce the pressure on trails by spreading the load. We’re also limiting numbers like before to 150 riders to limit the impact on the environment.
On the Hardcore100 we tried to encourage people to use the shops and cafe’s in the communities they were passing through and help our local economy. We’re pleased to continue this ethos, with no feed stations, but plenty of tea and cake at the finish.
Whilst this event and the way we do things may not appeal to all we hope it sparks an interest with you.
Entries will open for the Brutal Tootle on May 1st via the British Cycling website.
Keep an eye on our Facebook page for more information.