We’ve had the disappointing news that the BHF Peak District event, planned for April this year, has been postponed to October 21st due to slow sign up. Obviously this is not what we wanted to share as we were in the midst of recruiting marshals and sweepers for the event as well as making plans for our presence there, but it is what it is and it’s out of our control.
We’ve been in touch with the BHF to find out more details and to offer more support to them in building and promoting the event. “The BHF event is one of our highlights in the year,” says committee member Andy Wood, who liaises with the charity. “It’s great that a portion of the ticket price goes directly to us, but more than that it’s wonderful to showcase the brilliant trails round here – including a number of trails that we help look after.
“We’re looking forward to getting more details on the rescheduled event that we can share with our members.”
Our relationship with the BHF is a happy one. We first contacted them almost a decade ago to advise on routes and brilliantly they set the challenge to us to develop a suitable couple of routes around the Derwent watershed. We hope you’ve enjoyed the routes we suggested over the years.
Our first concern was the impact of 500 riders over Cut Gate, pre reinforcement. Now we’re looking at those high moorland routes once more for the challenge. Maybe it’s back to the drawing board over a map in a pub…
If you’d like to marshal or take an active role, please let us know.