Bradwell Hill Billy

Full challenge - 78km and 7 hills

The Bradwell 5 Hills

Slightly shorter - 55km and 5 hills

A 78km course with 2334m of ascent, dubbed "the Peak District’s answer to the Fred Whitton". A beautiful ride taking in 7 challenging hill climbs


If you don’t feel up to the full challenge, try the shorter kid sister (55km, 5 hills)


Relaxed start times and water stations en route


Timed event


Entry: £27 (7 hills)

£25 (5 hills)



Bradwell Preschool provides stimulating and exciting learning opportunities in a caring and happy environment.


We are a charity-run group serving the local community of Bradwell and the surrounding area offering pre school education for 2 to 5 year olds. Our highly motivated staff enables us to provide our children with high-quality play and education.

We rely on fundraising to remain active.



Now established as one of the most challenging sportive routes in the UK cycling calendar, the Bradwell Hill Billy has opened entries for the 2019 event, which takes place on Sunday 23 June.

Dubbed the Peak District's answer to the Fred Whitton due to its tough seven hill route and 2300m of ascent, the Bradwell Hill Billy attracts local cyclists as well as those from further afield looking for a day of hardcore cycling taking in staggeringly beautiful parts of the Peak District you've probably never seen before.


First organised to raise money for Bradwell Preschool in 2014, the event immediately established itself as one of the most challenging in the cycle sportive calendar. This year is now its 5th year and we are hoping to celebrate this with a few on the day events.


The day allows a maximum of 200 entrants keeping the ride a small event and not over subscribing our beautiful country roads.


Laura Mannion, Event Organiser, says, "We know that the Bradwell Hill Billy is one of the toughest sportive routes in the UK, and we're proud of that. Whether you're an old hand at hardcore cycling, or you want to set yourself an ambitious target for your new 2019 fitness regime, sign up - you'll have fun.

Our village hospitality and support is amazing - so your legs may be ready to drop off by the end but we will make it up to you with free soup and homemade cake as you finish, if that's any consolation. You can also feel good knowing that your entry fee is helping to keep our village preschool running."






Please note: any routes shown are indicative only


Bradwell Hill Billy

Cycle Sportive


Sunday 23 June 2019


all proceeds to Bradwell Preschool