Katie on tour

The Long Tour of Bradwell 12th August 2017

I took part in this race last year completed the short tour so this year I decided to take part in the Long Tour. The self-navigating route takes in 32 miles of the beautiful Peak District with ascent of around 7500ft.
I arrived at the start line in Bradwell and the inspirational Nicky Spinks was there taking part. I dint have the courage to ask for a selfie as she looked quite preoccupied so instead I sneaked a photo in and looked like a stalker! I also knew she would be sat at home with her feet up by the time I finished!
The route covers some beautiful parts of The Peaks such as Castleton, Edale, Hope, Ladybower Reservoir, Aston, Bamford, Stanage Edge to name a few. I met some familiar faces on the way round from previous races and also friendly new faces, so it was quite a socialble day.
I completed the race in 7hrs 44mins. The race is a bargain of £13 entry and has great support throughout both short and long routes. A must for exploring The Peaks.
Katie Hateley