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Peak to Park is a 24 hour ride-drive project showcasing the British landscape
Stunning scenery combined with amazing riding






A new route and record is set, the mountain bikers 3 Peaks Challenge with a twist.

On the morning of the 23/07/2014 at 05:45 Clive Forth rolled into the car park at the Nevis Range to set a first in UK mountain bike history. Having ridden Britain’s three highest Peaks followed by a swift lap of the nearest Bike Park (Red grade trail centre trail) in a staggering 22 hours and 3 minutes.

Take on the Peak to Park challenge for yourself. Ride and drive this route in its entirety or pick a segment. You can test yourself against the clock on any combination of Peak or link a Peak to the nearest Park. Be inspired and create your own ride, get out in the hills and see the stunning landscapes for yourself.

Time breakdown 
(recorded on a Garmin Edge 1000, routes available on the Connect website) :

Snowdon (Llanberis path)
Ascent - 1h 16min
Descent - 15min

Marin Trail (Betws y Coed)
Lap time - 1h 40min

Helvellyn (bridleway from Glenridding) 
Ascent - 1h 22min
Descent - 23min

Altura Trail (Whinlatter Forest)
Lap time - 1h 24min

Ben Nevis 
Ascent (Ben Nevis Mountain Path) - 2h 46min
Descent (to NorthFace trail and NorthFace car park Torlundy) - 1h 38min

Link on Blue trail to Nevis Range Lift Station - 20min

Witches Trail - World Cup Route
Lap time - 50min









History:

With the aim of inspiring riders to leave the trail centre behind and get out into the larger scenery this amazing island has to offer Peak to Park takes a look at where mountain biking once was to where it is now

This is a journey that will see Clive Forth cover over 100km by bike ascending 4600m! With 720km of driving to link the rides its a battle against the clock to complete the journey within 24 hours

The controversial subject of trail centre riding vs riding “natural” trails is confronted head on in a 24 hour road trip as Clive summits Britain’s three highest peaks riding a lap of the nearest trail centre to each peak strait after!

To add to the challenge unlike the classic ‘North to South’ route taken by walkers Clive will be starting out in Wales riding Snowdon before heading North via the Lakes and Helvellyn then on up through Scotland to Ben Nevis

The running order:

Snowdon
Betws y Coed - Gwyder Forest Marin Trail

Helvellyn (Scafell does not have permissive paths for bikes)
Whinlatter Forest - Altura Trail

Ben Nevis
Nevis Range - Witches trail World Cup xc circuit

Alongside Clive doing the driving will be a professional driver, obviously its not safe to be awake for over 24 hours and drive a motor vehicle, let alone after riding each leg of the journey!

Driver and brother Kevin is a HGV driver trainer for Maritime, one of Britain’s largest haulage companies, the perfect partner for a long trip and a man who can deliver at the wheel.
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