L'Eroica Britannia will take place in the Peak District National Park in Derbyshire on 20-22 June. Simpson’s planning to be there – and we’d like you to join us.
The Eroica will be the climax of a three-day festival of cycling staged in Bakewell. The ride itself takes place on 22 June, with three different routes to choose from, but all taking in the tunnels and viaducts of the Monsal Trail, a cycling/walking/horse-riding trail built on the former Manchester to London railway line.
We’re launching our competition to coincide with the Milan-Sanremo, arguably the greatest of the Spring classics and the longest professional one-day bike race in the professional calendar at 298km. It’s a race that’s been won by all the greats, from Merckx and Coppi to Cavendish and Cancellara. Tom Simpson himself won the race in 1964.
L’Eroica Britannia has nearly sold out but we’ve secured two places – each worth £70! To win your place on the Simpson team for this amazing ride, all you have to do is identify these five legendary climbs in descending order (no pun intended).
Send your answers to firstname.lastname@example.org by 7 May to be in with a chance of joining us for what promises to be one of the best bike rides of 2014.
Images: Paul D'Ambra, Martin Thomas x2, Barney Moss and Thorsten Neuhaus