Bradwell Hill Billy

Cycle Sportive


Sunday 25 June 2017


all proceeds to Bradwell Preschool

Now established as one of the most challenging sportive routes in the UK cycling calendar, the Bradwell Hill Billy has opened entries for the 2017 event, which takes place on Sunday 25 June.

Dubbed the Peak District's answer to the Fred Whitton due to its tough seven hill route and 2300m of ascent, the Bradwell Hill Billy attracts local cyclists as well as those from further afield looking for a day of hardcore cycling taking in staggeringly beautiful parts of the Peak District you've probably never seen before.


First organised to raise money for Bradwell Preschool in 2014, the event immediately established itself as one of the most challenging in the cycle sportive calendar. This fourth year of the event is expected to attract 200 cyclists to the Hope Valley village of Bradwell - and all money raised still goes to the village preschool.


Laura Mannion, Event Organiser, says, "We know that the Bradwell Hill Billy is one of the toughest sportive routes in the UK, and we're proud of that. Whether you're an old hand at hardcore cycling, or you want to set yourself an ambitious target for your new 2017 fitness regime, sign up - you'll have fun.

We're also very proud of our village hospitality - so your legs may be ready to drop off by the end but we will make it up to you with free soup and homemade cake and flapjack as you finish, if that's any consolation. You can also feel good knowing that your entry fee is helping to keep our village preschool running."


A 78km course with 2334m of ascent, dubbed "the Peak District’s answer to the Fred Whitton". A beautiful ride taking in 7 challenging hill climbs


If you don’t feel up to the full challenge, try the shorter kid sister (55km, 5 hills)


Relaxed start times and water stations en route


Timed event


Entry: £27 (7 hills) / £24 (5 hills)






Bradwell Hill Billy

Full challenge - 78km and 7 hills

The Bradwell 5 Hills

Slightly shorter - 55km and 5 hills





Please note: any routes shown are indicative only