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THE BAND OF CLIMBERS TOUGHEST 100 IS THE HARDEST SPORTIVE OF ITS KIND IN THE UK. BACK FOR 2024, THE TOUGHEST 100 HAS A WHOLE NEW VENUE, MORE CLIMBS, AND, FOR THOSE THAT DARE, A NEW MONSTER XL ROUTE. A 100 MILE EDITION WITH 4800M OF CLIMBING (16,000ft). NO FLAT. NO RECOVERY. THIS IS THE TOUGHEST 100.

SUNDAY. AUGUST 18TH. 2024

The Band of Climbers Toughest 100 is a one day sportive that will take place near Sheffield in August 2024. Designed, organised, and route tested by the Band of Climbers team, we've tweaked the 2023 route, added a brand new, much bigger start and finish venue, and included a monster XL route which makes this the hilliest Sportive in the UK.

The original route is actually just over 100km in length (68miles), and is the hardest UK Sportive of its kind you may ever ride. What it lacks in distance, it makes up for in elevation. Over 3200m (10,500ft) of climbing awaits, over 22 steep and savage climbs.

For perspective, The Toughest 100 has 65% more elevation per mile than the the Fred Whitton.

'The Fred' has 85ft of elevation per mile. The Toughest 100 has 154ft of climbing per mile. That's 29m of elevation per km, compared to 17.5m per km on 'The Fred'.

We've stripped out the flat roads, deliberately. No rest, no recovery, just climb after climb.

2 ROUTE OPTIONS

Whichever route you choose, you're in for a big day on the bike. Go for the Original 100 Route, or, go big, and dare to take on the XL, the UK's truly toughest 100 mile route.

WHERE AND WHEN?

BIGGER. BETTER. TOGETHER WE CLIMB

AROUND 175 RIDERS TOOK PART IN THE FIRST EDITION OF THE TOUGHEST 100 IN 2023. NEW FOR 2024, WE HAVE A BIGGER HOST VENUE, WITH AMPLE SPACE FOR OVER 300 RIDERS. SO FOR THIS YEAR, WE HAVE MORE RIDERS, MORE FEED STATIONS, AND A WHOLE NEW XL EDITION, WITH ALMOST 5000M OF ELEVATION.

WHAT'S INCLUDED?

The Toughest 100 is owned and organised by Band of Climbers and BoC Escapes. We've designed it to be a seriously challenging ride, but, we're here to support you with:

CHIP TIMING + GPX FILES + FULLY SIGNED ROUTES + FEED STATIONS + EVENT PHOTOS + BEER AT THE FINISH LINE + RIDER PACK FROM BAND OF CLIMBERS + THE SATISFACTION OF COMPLETING THE TOUGHEST EVENT IN THE UK

BIGGER. BETTER. TOGETHER WE CLIMB

AROUND 175 RIDERS TOOK PART IN THE FIRST EDITION OF THE TOUGHEST 100 IN 2023. NEW FOR 2024, WE HAVE A BIGGER HOST VENUE, WITH AMPLE SPACE FOR OVER 300 RIDERS. SO FOR THIS YEAR, WE HAVE MORE RIDERS, MORE FEED STATIONS, AND A WHOLE NEW XL EDITION, WITH ALMOST 5000M OF ELEVATION.

WOMEN'S ENTRIES

New for 2024, we're ensuring that at least 25% of the places available on this event are reserved for women. Why? Because in 2023, less than 5% of our entries were female riders, and we'd really love to see more women take on this event in 2024.

THE OFFICIAL JERSEY

Available to pre-order only, the Toughest 100 official jersey is the ultimate reward for entering this event. Available in mens and womens sizes from XS to XXXL. Select Event Entry + Event Jersey to order yours when entering the Toughest 100. We'll then email you to confirm your size.

ENTRY OPENS

MONDAY 19TH FEBRUARY. 12PM.

300 PLACES AVAILABLE