Hike and Bike 2019

Hike and Bike - Castleton 3rd-5th April 2020

The Hike and Bike is a great event, which sees 100+ competitors across 25 teams taking part in a weekend of hiking, biking, socialising and a few beers along the way. It is organised by Area 9 Round Tables from Yorkshire, and is open to teams from all clubs of the Round Table Family, Round Table, Ladies Circle, 41 Club and Tangent.

At just £125.00 for your accommodation and all meals as a competitor (or £110 to come and marshal) all you need to remember are your walking boots, a bike (or hire one locally) and some beer money. It really is a great value and always memorable weekend.

After great events in Ambleside 2018 and Whitby 2019, we are returning to the Dambuster country in the North Derbyshire Peaks.
Accommodation will be provided at the spacious and 4 star rated YHA Castleton and we will have exclusive use of the site for the weekend.

How do I book in?
You can book in with our easy booking options.
You can book in as a team of 3 or 4 from your club, or book in individually and we'll team you up.
Based upon the success of last year's events we suggest booking your places early.  Either pay your deposit, or pay in full.
Please note payments are non-refundable, but places are transferable.

Arrival
Arrival should be at registration desk which will be situated within the YHA.  You should aim to register between 4pm and 7pm (arrangements will be possible for pre-notified late arrivals).

The Hike
On Saturday morning after a decent breakfast, teams will start to check out on the hike at pre-assigned intervals, being given the first checkpoint grid references.  The hike is split into checkpoints (which are provided at each stage of the hike) where there are physical and mental challenges.  Lunch is provided on the way round, and the hike takes all day being usually 15-20miles (but with plenty of opportunities for rest at the checkpoints).

The Bike
On Sunday morning, you will start a 20-25 mile bike ride.  Again you are checked out at pre-assigned intervals (dependent on your team position on Saturday evening).  For the bike you are given a full list of checkpoints, and have 3 hours to orienteer your team to score the most points from the checkpoints you visit.

Competition
There are various awards to compete for and all entrants/teams are eligible for:
The Main Competition.  Decided amongst the top half of the draw following the Hike.
The Plate Competition.  Decided amongst the bottom half of the draw following the Hike.

There is also the following awards up for grabs:
The Area 9 Cup.  Awarded to the best placed Area 9 team overall.
Best placed ladies/mixed team.

Watch  2019 Promo Video  2018 Promo Video  2017 Promo Video

Competitor Ticket - Pay in Full

Marshal Ticket - Pay in Full

Competitor Ticket - Pay Deposit

Marshal Ticket - Pay Deposit

Competitor Ticket - Pay Remainder

Marshal Ticket - Pay Remainder

Getting to Hike and Bike 2020

By Road

Just type this address into your Sat Nav

YHA Castleton
Losehill Hall
Squires Ln
Hope Valley
S33 8WB

Parking

There is ample parking available at the Castleton YHA (including also parking for Blue Badge holders).

 

More Details

What Do I Bring?

For the Hike

  • A day sack or rucksack whilst out hiking
  • Wet weather clothing and waterproofs
  • Warm clothing
  • Suitable footwear for hiking.
  • A compass
  • A copy of the OS Explorer OL1 map - The Peak District Dark Peak Area
  • Mobile phones so you can be contacted on the route
  • Pens/Pencils and Paper
  • Any additonal personal refreshments/sustinence
  • (Note packed lunch will be provided enroute)
  • Goth/vampire repellent

For the Bike

  • A day sack or rucksack whilst out cycling
  • Wet weather clothing and waterproofs
  • Warm clothing
  • A compass
  • A copy of the OS Explorer OL1 map
  • Suitable cycling footwear
  • A mountain bike each
  • Basic puncture repair kit or spare inner tubes
  • Some basic tools to facilitate repairs on route
  • Mobile phones so you can be contacted on the route
  • Cycle helmet
  • Pens/Pencils and Paper

For Other Items

  • Beer money
  • Non-hiking and biking clothes - Gothic costumes might be appropriate!
  • Beer money
  • Other stuff - c'mon, you're big boys. You can work it out. If not, just ask the missus.