Mr MXF Life vs. Work
There's more to life than work. I do a lot of sport to counteract the family
history of "funerals at 50". It's working so far.
You can contact me if you want to go for a bike ride or if you
have a great swim torture workout that you think would bring goodness to the
world. Maybe you just like to run through forests. I do.
Peak District 2022
From Tuesday 28th June to 3 July, the Peak District will see a fine selection
of MAMILs gracing the slopes and climbs of the Peak District's finest roads.
The selection of rides below is a suggestion based on scouring Komoot and
Strava for some fun things to do. A lot of the inspiration cam from the
cycling uphill top 100 climbs list.
Click play on the maps to download GPX or highlight hills or display expected
cycling time. You may have to configure average speed (25kph) and select
adjust for hills.
Spare routes at the bottom of the page including
Sheffield Station → Hotel.
Day #1 - 2022-06-29 Wednesday
Split into 2. Morning is a flat(ish) out & back to check the legs, bikes,
weather, water and other things.
- 🚲28km, ↑432m, 🍰900kcal, 📄 gpx
Route map for UKba018LadyBower.Reservoir by Bruce Devlin on plotaroute.com
- 🚲39km, ↑740m, 🍰1298kcal, 📄 gpx
Route map for UKbe024.winnats.Fo8 by Bruce Devlin on plotaroute.com
Day #2 - 2022-06-30 Thursday
- 🚲68km, ↑1567m, 🍰2366kcal, 📄 gpx
Snake Pass descent - building for a big Friday. 60km WNW - up (126) Mam Tor, dwn & up (33) Winnats Pass, down (37) Peaslows, food @ Glossop, up Snake Pass
Route map for UKbeR042.3pk.NW by Bruce Devlin on plotaroute.com
Day #3 - 2022-07-01 Friday
Option 1a - Snake Pass EZ (max gradient 12%)
Same distance & climbing as Thursday but with (mostly) different roads to/from
the 2 climbs and avoiding steep hills (according to the map, the max gradient is 12%)
Route map for UKba041.snake.pass.ez by Bruce Devlin on plotaroute.com
Option 1b - Midhopestones from Stuart's map Pass EZ (max gradient 12%)
Stuart's map route. Very similar in climbing & distance to the Snake Pass Route.
4 peaks around 20% at High Badfield (2 on the way out, 2 on the way back)
Route map for UKba040.midhopestones by Bruce Devlin on plotaroute.com
Option 2 - Totley Moor - make it 100km! (max gradient 12%)
Much more lumpy than the long ride with many 12% peaks. Some sections of
hopefully quiet A roads because there are not many roads to choose from!
Route map for UKba025.totley.moor by Bruce Devlin on plotaroute.com
Option 3 - Princess Variant
- 🚲91km, ↑1686m, 🍰3060kcal, 📄 gpx
If you're feeling more of a princess than a full-on queen, here is a shorter version of the big-yun with 90-120 minutes of cycling removed.
Route map for UKba056.buxton.princess by Bruce Devlin on plotaroute.com
Option #4 Queen Stage
Queen stage - the big one? Peak District Epic - Medium Route with Little roads
- 🚲123km, ↑2682m, 🍰4233kcal, 📄 gpx
Route map for UKba076.peak.district.epic.m by Bruce Devlin on plotaroute.com
Day #4 - 2022-07-02 Saturday
4a - The Monsal Bakewell Tart shop - 39 mile loop (South)
Route map for UKba039.monsal.bakewell.tart by Bruce Devlin on plotaroute.com
Spare #1 - The reservoirs - 25 mile loop (East)
- 🚲42km, ↑891m, 🍰1452kcal, 📄 gpx
Route map for UKbe026.reservoirs by Bruce Devlin on plotaroute.com
Spare #1 Monsal Trail
- 🚲54km, ↑1336m, 🍰1900kcal, 📄 gpx
Monsal Trail - A Tourist ride (gravel / tarmac / tunnels / walkers / dogs). Set off early, back for a shower. Stop @ bakewell for a tart.
Route map for UKba034.monsal.trail by Bruce Devlin on plotaroute.com
Spare #S1 - Sheffield Station to Hotel
- 🚲19km, ↑495m, 🍰726kcal, 📄 gpx
Route map for UKsh013.toYB.hotel by Bruce Devlin on plotaroute.com
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