Bookable Extras

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Bookable extras are designed to make the planning for your challenge as easy as possible -providing options for your joining & leaving arrangements, and are summarised below. Scroll down for details & prices on each category, then click ‘BOOK NOW’ once you’re ready to make an online booking

optional services

FIGURE OF 8 ROUTE:

BAKEWELL – MAIN START VENUE (& Finish & 50 km Halfway)

Friday night before your challenge. Suits ALL who are starting on Saturday morning

Saturday night is bookable for ‘fast 100 km finishers’ (runners / joggers) + 1st Half & Quarter Finishers AND 2nd Half starters (set off Sun am)

ALL-INCLUSIVE PACKAGES OR ‘PITCH ONLY’ OPTION (inc Camper Vans) ARE AVAILABLE

Parking for your vehicle is available at :

  • The Major Bakewell Start / Finish Venue + 25 km Finish.
  • Supporter Parking Pass – so friends / family can park at Bakewell  some ‘key’ venues along the route. 

Shuttle busses to help with your logistics:

  • Transfer to the main Bakewell start venue from Chesterfield train station.

After your challenge:

  • Transfer from your finish to Chesterfield train station.

Friday Night Dinner – available to book for anyone staying at Bakewell Showground on Friday night.

Saturday Morning Breakfast – available to participants beginning their challenge on Saturday morning at Bakewell Showground. Breakfast the following morning is included in the camping package.

Sunday Morning Breakfast – available to participants beginning their challenge on Sunday morning at Bakewell Showground. Breakfast the following morning is included in the camping package.

NO NEED TO PRE BOOK – AND IS AVAILABLE ON THE DAY AT YOUR START (Pay cash or Card)

  • Store your bag at Bakewell basecamp
  • 25 km – 1st Quarter Challengers – have your bag transferred from Bakewell to the finish

parking

Parking is available at the main venues. If you’re not doing the full Challenge (100 km) – check that our optional Shuttle Services also work for you.

All weekend at Bakewell Showground:

Friday 4pm – 11pm & Saturday 6am – Sunday 10pm

Ideal for challengers starting/finishing at Bakewell Showground.

Supporters can book a pass for parking at Bakewell Showground, Tideswell (25km) & Minninglow (74km)

Camping - Friday & Saturday

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Camping available at our Bakewell basecamp for Friday &/or Saturday nights – with single & twin share options. 

Inclusive Packages – with pre pitched tent & roll mat – (you bring a sleeping bag & other equipment). Parking & breakfast the following morning is included in your package.

Pitch Only Option – bring your own tent or campervan (+ all equipment). Parking & breakfast the following morning is included in your Pitch/Campervan booking.

You will be able to add on extra campers to your Pitch ONLY/Campervan option under the same booking. Make sure you look for the Extra Campers’ option under the relevant location where you want to camp on the booking form. 

Hot showers, rest area, changing rooms, & hot drinks included. Use our optional Baggage Service to move your kit from the start.

Friday 7th night – suitable for anyone starting in Bakewell the following morning

Saturday 8th night – for Full Challengers (likely to finish Sat eve), 1st Half challengers (post finish) & 2nd Half challengers (pre start).

NOTE – if you want the ‘optional dinner’ on Friday evening, served between 6-9pm, you must book this as a separate item

Spacious 2-man tent & roll mat – all set up and ready for you. You need to bring sleeping bag & other equipment – Includes parking & breakfast the following morning.

Roomy 3-man tent & roll mats all set up and ready for you – plenty of space for 2 people and bags – Includes parking & breakfast the following morning.

Reserve a space for your tent or campervan. You’ll have access to hot showers, toilets & other facilities – Includes parking & breakfast the following morning.

Reserve a spot on an already booked Pitch/Campervan on our campsite. (Please ensure when booking for extra campers you have already purchased a Pitch/Campervan space).

Please select how many additional people per Pitch/Campervan (max 3 people additionally per pitch – 4 in total under the same booking).

You will have access to hot showers, toilets & other facilities – and includes breakfast the following morning.  

Pre Challenge Transfers

We’ve a range of shuttle services to take you to your start line, before your challenge. Chesterfield Station is the closest rail link to the Bakewell basecamp (it’s on the Midland Main Line).

Ideal for all starting in Bakewell.

From Chesterfield station  – to the main start line Bakewell basecamp – on a regular shuttle service during the times:

  • Friday – 16:00 – 20:00
  • Saturday – 06:00 – 09:00

Pre Challenge Transfers

We’ve a a transfer services to take you to your start line, before your challenge from a local station. Chesterfield Station is the closest rail link to the Bakewell basecamp (it’s on the East Midland Railway line).

Ideal for all starting in Bakewell.

From Chesterfield train station to the main start line at Bakewell Showground. This service will run:

  • Friday – set departure time at either 6pm or 7.30pm
  • Saturday – set departure time at either 6am or 7.30am

Post Challenge Transfers

We’ve a range of shuttle services to take you where you need to go after your challenge.

Ideal for anyone finishing at Bakewell basecamp

To Chesterfield Station – operating regular service, although there may be a wait at quiet times (max 45 mins) at quiet times, during the hours:

  • Saturday – 13:00 – last train
  • Sunday – 06:00 – 22:00

Ideal for 1st Quarter Challengers

From the finish line in Tideswell to Bakewell basecamp:

  • Saturday – 10:00 – 18:30

Post Challenge Transfers

We’ve a range of shuttle services to take you where you need to go after your challenge.

Ideal for anyone finishing at Bakewell Showground

To Chesterfield Station – operating regular service, although there may be a wait at quiet times (max 45 mins) at quiet times, during the hours:

  • Saturday – 12pm (midday) – last train
  • Sunday – 7am – 10pm

Baggage Transfers

We’ve a range of services taking your bags forward for access during the challenge – for a change of clothes or shoes, extra layers for the night, or those snacks you can’t do without!

Please note the max weight limits – these are strict, and bags will be weighed. Quoted prices are per bag.

Baggage services will be paid in cash/card on the day – and you cannot pre book.

Ideal for Full and Half Challengers.

Store your bag safely at the start in Bakewell.

For all official Runners (ie  confirmed as a Runner on entry & dressed as such on the day) – our kit drop service will take a small (10kg max) bag forward for you to access:

  • Full Challenge runners – start > midway > finish
  • Half & Quarter Challenge runners – start > finish
  • If you have a ‘heavy’ bag (or a 2nd bag) – this must be booked in and paid for via the other baggage service options. 

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