Pure Peak Grit (PPG) is a road cycling route linking together virtually every categorised climb in the Peak District National Park, and the ‘Greatest 100 Cycling Climbs’ around it.
The ride is 600km long with over 13,500m of ascent. It includes at least 42 fearsome hills with gradients of between 10-25%.
The inaugural PPG was undertaken by 10 women in 2019, with 4 successful completions; 2 of them within the 48 hour time challenge.
The first publicly open PPG event was due to start on 12th June 2020, but had to be postponed due to Covid-19, however the first open event was hosted in 2022.
The next edition is set for 29th June 2024. Whether you can #hackthehillage in 48 hours or manage to complete it at all, this unique ride promises an incredible and unique challenge.
PPG is closely tied to the valuable work of charities across the region. The forthcoming 2024 edition will be raising vital funds for Paces, a charity supporting children, adults and families living with Cerebral Palsy and other motor disorders across Yorkshire. Through registering to ride, a portion of the fee will go directly towards supporting this local charity.