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Wiggle Peak District Punisher

27/09/2015 - Bakewell, Derbyshire - Sportive

Rating: 76.7% based on 1 review - Rate this Event Now

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Rated Event: 76.667%

TomHammersley wrote:

I was disappointed with this. I rode Tour of the Peak in 2014 and felt that was a substantially better composed and balanced route and better organised. This one felt like we were ticking off stupid, unenjoyable hills with the roads inbetween connecting the dots.

Winnats pass was just utter chaos. In Tour of the Peak there was a partially closed road. This event had an open road. You can't just send hundreds of cyclists up Winnats pass. There were cars squeezing through from behind and jamming on brakes, which forced me to dismount. Then there were 4x4s, Winnebagos and all sorts trying to squeeze down the hill into oncoming traffic and riders. I saw riders fall in front of me, the whole place stunk of clutch. Madness. It should have been a closed road.

At the first feed I'd had enough and had been put off continuing on the standard route so I switched to the 37m route instead to try and enjoy my day rather than regret the longer route.

I'm really disappointed as I'd been looking forward to this one. Next time I ride in the peaks I'll stick to the Tour of the Peaks.





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