Buxton to Derby bike ride

Bike overlooking Wirksworth

12th Annual Buxton to Derby Bike Ride!

Would you like to get fit, and raise some money for the UK Sepsis Trust at the same time?

We are celebrating 12 years of the Buxton to Derby Ride! In that time there have been over 670 entrants (though only two people have cycled every time), Over £27,000 has been raised for charities and over 30,000 miles have been covered on bikes. 

Most people have liked it, and after riding from Buxton to Derby, many have found riding to University from home is quite easy!

We are still heading downhill - returning via the well established Tissington trail route. One-way transport is available for staff and students by minibus, (bikes are put in a van!)

We've set the route to avoid main roads, and will use National Cycle Routes, and back roads for the vast majority of the journey. The route is a little longer than last year but avoids the steep incline of Cumberhills Road. Riders are looked after with staffed check points and a rescue car.

Once again we are encouraging people to join or form a fundraising team who look to ride together for mutual encouragement and laughter - option is on the registration form.

The good news for staff is that as all previous years, a day's 'special leave' has been granted by Kath Mitchell, for participants, subject to their line managers agreement. ‌

The event takes place on Friday 24 June 2016, and more details are available upon registration, which costs £10 and includes a reflective vest (if there is any excess left after event costs, it is donated to the charity). Numbers are limited, particularly if you are requiring transportation, so please register soon at the Transport Office. We ask all participants to raise at least £10 sponsorship (to be collected within a month of the end of the ride).

If you would like to give to the UK Sepsis Trust and help us towards making a fantastic total, you can donate via our JustGiving account www.justgiving.com/2016UoDBuxtonDerbyBikeRide - Thanks!

The registration form can be found here: Buxton Bike Ride Registration Form