The Tor Divide is an unsupported, single-stage, fixed-route event crossing the Peak District along trails, bridleways, singletrack and quiet scenic roads. The route starts in Edale at the foot of Mam Tor and finishes back in Edale after crossing the majority of the National Park.
The name of the event is inspired by the mother of all bikepacking events, the “Tour Divide” and the word “Tor” (hill or rocky peak) which we have in abundance in the Peak District.
Two routes are provided (150km and 250km) for participants to chose. To be listed as finishers participants will have to complete a route in less than 36 hours, but everyone is welcome to go as fast or as slow as they like.
This event has been created especially with first-time bikepackers in mind to provide a “safe” environment (never too far or remote from civilisation) to test themselves and their gear, and build confidence to tackle bigger routes and events. Experienced bikepackers looking for a fast finish shouldn’t underestimate the challenge, as the Peak District does get bumpy!
A gravel bike with wide tyres or a hardtail are recommended for the event.