The BHF Peak District Mountain Bike Challenge is back – and we need your help

The British Heart Foundation are returning to the Peak District on Saturday 2nd April 2022, and as always we’re working with them to make the event a success.

Our work with the BHF began a few years ago when they asked us for route advice, and since then we’ve helped to provide marshals and sweepers every year as well as being at the start to help send riders on their way. And the BHF has returned that support with a contribution from each entry to our work on the trails around the national park.

“This year we’re looking for a number of volunteer marshals and two sweepers to help out on the day,” says committee member Andy Wood, who supports our work with the BHF.

Marshalls play a vital role in directing and supporting riders en route and the BHF will ensure PDMTB volunteers are placed on points early on in the ride to ensure you’re not out there too long.

Sweepers help out at the end of the day, following the last of the riders round a little later on and helping to tidy up the course.

Both are really important roles, and anyone who’s volunteered in the past for us will tell you how much fun they are.

There’ll also be a few goodies for you if you get out there on the day.

“If you can, please help out,” says Andy. “Working with the charity has been a big help to Peak District MTB. Their support has helped us to develop better and lasting relationships with landowners and secure permissive access.
“Just get in touch and we’ll send you more details.”

If you can volunteer on the day we’d love to hear from you. Email for details.

13 February 2022