Hope springs eternal – MTB challenge donates to Cut Gate

We love working with race organisers to find a route, support riders getting out on some of the best trails in the UK and more importantly – have a successful event.

The Hope Valley Mountain Bike Challenge is one of the Peak District’s most popular events. With two routes, a fantastic atmosphere, supportive marshals and some stunning riding, it’s gone from strength to strength. And it’s all for charity too, supporting Hope Valley College is providing an ace start for kids in the valley. Like James and Jeff from the Peak District MTB committee – and they turned out alright.

Hope Valley College are committed to a sustainable event every year, securing permissions from all landowners and limit entries to numbers suitable for the trails they use. It’s a fantastic, very welcome approach.

The routes head over a number of Peak District MTB maintained tracks, so it’s wonderful and very welcome that the college has asked to donate some of the entry fee from last year’s event to the Cut Gate project in recognition of the work Peak District MTB do.

The £260 will really help us towards our £74,000 target for Cut Gate – £250 pays for about a metre of the stone pitching or slabbing we’re planning – so every £250 is a great step on the way.

Thanks so much to Hope Valley College for this ace donation. And here’s to many more years of brilliant challenges.

12 October 2018