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HOME SWEET HOME - SUPPORT THE PEAK DISTRICT NATIONAL PARKPublished on 24th. November 2017
Each year we're amazed by the overwhelming support given to our chosen cause by our loyal and dedicated Eroica Britannia family. This year we're again supporting something very close to our heart - the Peak District National Park.
A festival of beautiful bikes, stunning rides and passionate people, Eroica Britannia could be held in no better location than the gloriously green and pleasant lands of the Peak District.
From gentle, family-friendly trails to the most challenging hillside routes, the Peak District offers cyclists of all abilities, ages and styles the chance to experience the great outdoors at its finest. This resonates with Eroica Britannia and our Great British Adventure.
Eroica Britannia affords you, our Riders and friends, the opportunity to explore cycle routes less travelled. With impressive gritstone edges, steep limestone dales, rolling hills, quiet trails and farmland, there’s so much to enjoy in the Peak District.
Simon Malcolm from the Peak District National Park explains: “The Peak District is Britain’s Original National Park, designated in 1951 after people campaigned for decades for the right to roam the moors. Eroica Britannia brings something new and creative to the Peak District each year, and we’re so pleased to have the event’s support. We’re proud of the Park and work hard to protect our 555 square miles of natural beauty, but we need your support to help us care for this special place.”
The Peak District National Park owns and manages 34 miles of trails – loved by cyclists and walkers alike. These include bridges, viaducts, tunnels and embankments – and, on average, the trails are used by more than 800 people per day.
It costs around £9500 per year per mile to maintain the trails – that’s over £300,000 needed annually to keep those trails looking spick and span.
If you love the Peak District as much as we do, why not make a donation when purchasing your Eroica Britannia 2018 tickets? Every penny goes towards conserving the Peak District National Park for everyone to enjoy.
Find out more about the Peak District at http://www.peakdistrict.gov.uk
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