The Distance 2018

Information and registration

9 June 2018 -
10 June 2018

We are branding this event ‘self-supported with benefits’ as it really does not conform to any current event format.

The event focuses on the growing trend in rackless touring, but with a unique twist.

The event is not a race but more a sociable challenge.

From a single start point each rider will visit a series of checkpoints throughout the day. How they get between the checkpoints will be dependent on their rate of progress … there are up to three route options at every checkpoint and your arrival time will determine which route option you are given.

Simply, the faster you are the further you ultimately ride... or, as we like to view it, the more sociable you are the shorter the distance to the comfort of camp.

Oh and you won’t know the routes until you get to the checkpoint and you won’t know your ultimate destination until you get there … fun? We think so.

Some will ride 80+ miles, some closer to 50 miles, but all will arrive to hot food, a comfortable camp and even a gin bar.  The overnight gives an opportunity to relive the day with friends old and new.

Venue information

The event start is at Buxton RFC, 5 Sunnyfields, Harpur Hill, Buxton SK17 9PX (map)

Registration will be open on Friday 8th between 1800 and 2100 and on Saturday 9th between 0700 and 0845.

Riders will depart between 0830 and 0900 on Saturday 9th.

Entry fee

Entry to the event (minimum age 16) is £60. This includes:

  • Camping, hot dinner and breakfast at the overnight
  • Showers
  • Bar and social space at the overnight
  • Parking at start/finish
  • Coffee/tea at start
  • Course maps and GPX
  • Medic vehicle and marshal team backup

If you wish to attend as a supporter (this includes camping and the evening meal on Saturday overnight and Sunday breakfast) then this is £20.

Full Terms and Conditions of Entry to the event (including our refund policy) can be found HERE.

An administration fee of 6% will be applied to each order by our online entry system partner, Results Base.

 Event information
09 June 2018
10 June 2018
Buxton RFC
Buxton, Great Britain
See map below
Registration is closed

Individual 16+: Price per participant
Price £60.00 + fee
Fee: 6%

Standard: Price per participant
Price £20.00 + fee
Fee: 6%

Focal Events

In case of questions about the event please contact Focal Events:

The Distance 2018

  • Buxton RFC
  • Buxton
  • Great Britain

Any questions?