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The John "Tommo" Thompson Memorial Cyclosportive Round 4 of 4

14/09/2014 - Carsington Sports Centre, Carsington Water nr Ashbourne DE6 1ST - Sportive

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**NEW for 2014** - routes revised to reduce busy main road riding; new/re-vamped clearer event map; detailed technical climb information (click on road book link opposite for full details); roadside climb boards.

The John 'Tommo' Thompson memorial ride takes place in the beautiful hilly countryside of the White Peak and Staffordshire Moorlands. Now, in its second year, the 'Tommo' starts and finishes from the picturesque Carsington Water. The route sticks primarily to 'traffic free' small lanes allowing you to take in the breathtaking countryside and concentrate on the task of climbing the tough Peak District climbs.

Organised by Dark & White Cycling, the people Igloo, Peak Epic, Buxton Spa, Try a Sportive series, so expect the same quality well signed routes, fully stocked feed-stations and instant event timing. 


3 routes to choose from: the challenging 125km long route ready to test the seasoned sportive rider; 45km short route ideal for any sportive newcomer; or the 76km route for anybody in between.  

Long 127km/78 miles 2500m of ascent

Medium 78km/48 miles 1400m of ascent

Short 47km/ 29 miles 740m of ascent 

The route takes in two climbs frequently used on the Tour of Britain, Ramshorn and the legendary Cat 1 ascent of Gun Hill. The climbing does not stop there, with plenty of other tough climbs including Flash, Crowdecote, Stanton on the Peak, Riber Castle and Cromford Hill to name just a few. Both the Long and Medium routes do provide quite a sting in the tale, with a tough final 10-20km, so do not say you were not warned!

A British Cycling registered sportive

Read the Tommo event guide to find about all the climbs en-route

Event Website

HQ/Start Address
Address Line 1 Carsington Sports Centre
Address Line 2 Carsington Water
Town nr Ashbourne
County Derbyshire
Postcode DE6 1ST
Event Facilities
Adequate Car Parking Facilities Adequate Car Parking Facilities
Changing Rooms Changing Rooms
Sign-on at HQ Sign-on at HQ

Support for Participants
Route card with emergency contact details Route card with emergency contact details
SAG wagon following laster rider(s) SAG wagon following laster rider(s)

Organiser Details
Name Dark and White Cycling Events
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County Antrim

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