Dark & White - Respice Photography

Sunday 4 June 2017

Bakewell / Derbyshire

The 5th anniversary of the toughest Peak District sportive. The Peak Epic is one of the UK’s most challenging road cycling events. Comparable to the Fred Whitton and Dragon Ride.


Respice Photography will be attending to capture the riders at various stages of the ride. Feel free to wave, pose or stop and ask for a team photo. If you are tempted to pump your hands in the air while riding - even better!

BUT please take care and be mindful of other riders around you. Enjoy your ride but most of all - stay safe.

Images from the event are currently being edited and organised. Once complete they will be uploaded here - see Galleries below


The ride starts and finishes from Lady Manners School in the beautiful Peak District market town of Bakewell. The truly epic long route ascends 4000m/ >13000ft in just 166km/ 105 miles, across the full breadth of Peaks taking in the Hope Valley, Edale, Chapel-en-le-Frith, The Goyt Valley/Cat & Fiddle, Macclesfield Forest, Axe Edge, Longnor and finally Lathkill Dale.

The majority of the ride is held on narrow country lanes away from the traffic filled A and B roads. The terrain is relentless, continuously up and down, twisting and turning leading to low average speeds e.g the average finish time last year for the long route was 9 hours. The Peak Epic is certainly not to be underestimated!

Images : Start & Finish Gallery holds 270+ / Longstone Edge holds 750+ / Goyt Valley holds 440

Total = over 1,450 images


Peak District Trail Running Events 2017 

Stage 3 - Sunday 7 May 2017

Biggin / White Peak

Dark & White Trail Running Events are all based in and around the Peak District National Park, each event having a choice of long and short courses

All events have well designed routes all on footpaths, tracks and trails which we hope will take you to places you never knew existed i.e. the ‘hidden’ Peak. Courses are planned in liaison with the Peak National Park by experienced fell and trail runners for runners

These are sociable and relaxed events which you can make as easy or as tough as you like – they are suitable for most ages and abilities. In each series there will be a final overall league placing/score; you can enter events individually or the whole series at a discounted rate

Further details can be found HERE

Images uploaded