A SPORTIVE LIKE NO OTHER. NO FLATS ROADS. NO RECOVERY. IT'S EITHER UP OR DOWN. MORE ELEVATION PER KM THAN ANY OTHER UK SPORTIVE. THIS IS THE TOUGHEST 100KM YOU MAY EVER RIDE
AUGUST 20th. BE READY.
The Band of Climbers Toughest 100 is a one day sportive that will take place in Sheffield in August 2023. Designed, organised, and route tested by the Band of Climbers team, we've selected the toughest possible route for our very first sportive. At just over 100km in length (68miles), the Toughest 100 is the hardest UK Sportive 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.
WHERE AND WHEN?
LIMITED TO 150 RIDERS
We've designed this route to be as tough as it gets. As such, we're limiting entries to 150 riders for its first edition in 2023. The Toughest 100 will be run on open roads, and will feature over 20 climbs, most of which hit gradients over 10%, and some hit up to 25%.
The Toughest 100 is the first sportive owned and organised by Band of Climbers. 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 BY OTE SPORTS - EVENT PHOTOS - BEER AT THE FINISH LINE - RIDER PACK FROM BAND OF CLIMBERS + THE SATISFACTION OF COMPLETING THE TOUGHEST EVENT IN THE UK