Peak District mountain bike events for 2020

Here’s our overview of mountain bike related in events in and around the Peak District in 2020. If you’re an event organiser and would like your event to be listed here, please email us.

Unfortunately, due to the Coronavirus crisis, many events lined up for 2020 have been postponed or cancelled. Check out the list below for updates, or contact the organisers directly for additional information.

Hope Valley Adventure Film Festival (HVAFF)

Sat 7th March 2020
Adventure film festival, fun activities, food and drink at Hope Valley College, Hope, Derbyshire.

CANCELLED – Sheffield Adventure Film Festival (ShAFF)

CANCELLED – (was Fri 20 – Sun 22 March, 2020)
Showroom Cinema and other locations in Sheffield.
An annual adventure film festival including mountain biking. Why not try the ‘Winnat’s in a Minute‘ virtual challenge to raise money for trail maintenance projects in the Peak District.

***UPDATE 17th March 2020***

In light of the most up-to-date Government advice, and following guidance from the UK Cinema Association, the Showroom Cinema has taken the decision to close from Wednesday 18 March and all film screenings are cancelled.

The ShAFF event will hopefully be held in the autumn. For the latest info check the ShAFF website:

CANCELLED FOR 2020 – British Heart Foundation Peak District Mountain Bike Challenge

CANCELLED FOR 2020 – (was Sat 4th April 2020)

Sadly this great event – our 2018 event of the year – has been cancelled for 2020, but will return in 2021. BHF state:

“We’re sorry to confirm that the Peak District MTB Challenge will not go ahead and sadly, we are unable to reschedule to another date in 2020.

Along with the rest of the UK, we have been closely following Government guidance relating to mass gatherings and social distancing. With continued uncertainty, we are unable to guarantee the event’s viability at this time and therefore feel that it is only right that the event is cancelled.

The safety of our participants, supporters, staff and volunteers is always at the forefront of our decision. We are disappointed that the event will no longer take place, but we look forward to welcoming you in 2021.”

If you entered this event, contact BHF for your options, or checkout their webpage here.

The BHF Peak District Mountain Bike Challenge is a fundraising XC challenge set in the Hope Valley with three technical and non-technical routes to choose from, ranging from  37 to 69km.


CANCELLED – Steel City Downhill

CANCELLED – Sat June 13th, 2020
An annual fund-raising downhill race on a short track in Greno Woods near Sheffield, now in its tenth year. A great fun event for both riders and spectators.

“The biggest little race returns in 2021”

Steel Valley Ride

Sat 18th July, 2020
Tickets on sale now for this deservedly popular sell-out event. A 31-mile ride which starts and finishes at Trek Sheffield, in Stocksbridge. Entries are limited to 150 places.

We can help with your mountain biking event!

If you are organising a mountain biking event in or around the Peak District, we would love to help! There’s also loads of useful advice for event organisers on the Peak District National Park website. Please get in touch with Peak District MTB for local advice and promotional assistance.
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3 March 2020