Peak District Sportive

Well done to CSC member Libby Gatward who has just completed a 74k/46 mile cycling sportive up and down the hills of the Peak District. The route included some pretty steep 17% climbs (to put that in context, the double hill up from the A5 Hockliffe into Tebworth is about 7-8%) with over 4,400 ft of climbing from start to finish in total. Despite some early mechanical issues Libby completed the arduous route in about 5 hours, which included bike repair and hydration stops.

Libby and her veterinary student colleagues belong the Nottingham University cycling club SBABES (Sutton Bonington Adventure Biking Enthusiast Society) and were taking part in the UKCE Peaks Tour Sportive to raise money for Vets in the Community, which is a charity run by Nottingham Vet School, that provides free veterinary care to pets belonging to the homeless and vulnerably housed people of Nottingham.

A great achievement and a worthy cause, congratulations from all at CSC.