The Pennine Bridleway Double is a 193 mile self-supported mountain bike time-trail route through the Peak District National Park. The route runs from Middleton Top, up the Pennine Bridleway to Summit, where it joins the Mary Towneley Loop clockwise back to Summit, then returning to Middleton Top. The route offers approximately 7,700 m of ascent along with some superb trails through some wonderful British countryside.
There is no entry fee, no support, and no prizes. It is a self-timed Individual Time Trial (ITT) that can be challenged at any time. All that is provided is the inspiration, the official National Trail Pennine Bridleway webiste and a list of completion times. The route is established, mapped and well marked.
Originally conceived as a challenge route by Steve Heading in preparation for a sub 24 hour attempt at the South Downs Double. With similar statistics and a start and end point just a few miles from his his home it was ideal training. Then he got carried away…