Rat Ride – Sunday 8th July

Get in the saddle and hit the roads for the Rat Ride! This cyclosportive-style event is a great opportunity to start Sunday’s portion of the Cliffhanger weekend by providing a sociable ride while being back in time to grab a quick shower and fully embrace the rest of one of the UK’s biggest outdoor events. The 50km waymarked course will guide you into the Peak and on a tour of excellent roads and countryside to be found right on Sheffield’s doorstep, before descending back to Graves Park and back to Rat Race BASECAMP. We’ll provide a feed station on the course and a secure compound to lock your bikes in. Remember though, it’s not a race, it’s just for fun. Start any time within our given time window and enjoy!

The start window is between 9 – 10am allowing you to start the event as you please within this hour window.

Registration, start and finish will all be found at the new Rat Race BASECAMP area within the Cliffhanger event at Graves Park, Sheffield. Parking will be via the Charles Ashmore Road entrance off Meadowhead - click here to find out how to get there.

The Route
This is a 50KM route, click the map below to view detailed route information.
Bike Route

09:00 – Rat Ride Begins
10:00 – Rat Ride Closes

Parking – This is chargeable on the day at £3 or can be pre purchased using the entry form.

How to enter

To book your place enter online here. Save money by entering and buying your Cliffhanger ticket at the same time. Or, if you want to make a weekend of it, join us for our music event and camping with even further discounts on offer for all-in tickets. Limited entry will be available on the day but we encourage you to enter in advance to avoid disappointment.

What do I get for my money
Your entry will include:

  • Entry into the Rat Ride Event
  • Free Tech Tee
  • Free £10 Rat Race Store Voucher (redeemable online or at Cliffhanger)
  • Free Rat Race Membership Discount code entitling you to 15% off all future Rat Race Events, Fitness and Store products ‘til the end of the year
  • Full medical support
  • Feed stations

What your entry does not include:

  • Entry into the Cliffhanger Event – But you can upgrade and include this for a Fiver (saving 33% off regular price)
  • Entry into the Rat Race BASECAMP Music or Camping – But you can upgrade and/ or buy combo tickets from £5 upwards
  • Parking – This is chargeable on the day at £3 and is payable as cash to the marshals on-site

Anything Else
Well yes...LOTS! Rat Race Adventure Sports will be laying on a whole weekend of entertainment and adventure, not to mention camping.

Music & Beer - From our Rat Race BASECAMP, we kick off the weekend with a great line-up of local Sheffield bands forming our Friday evening music offering. Then on Saturday evening we roll in even more bands including the epic headline act and local favourites. More info here.

Rat Race Store - Saturday sees the main Cliffhanger event open its doors and with it our Rat Race Store will be on hand bringing you the best kit in the business including bikes, tents, clothing, footwear and more with unmissible offers on the day. Check out our full range here.

Rat Run – A trail run with a twist! Take a break from the hussle and bustle of the Cliffhanger event and stretch your legs with a quick 5km blast around Graves Park before returning to take on the Rat Race Obstacle Zone. More info here.

Camping – Why not make a full weekend of it by packing a tent and stay over in our Rat Race BASECAMP just a short walk from the Cliffhanger event. With parking close by, toilets onsite & even showers just a few minutes’ walk away, it’s all there to complete an excellent weekend away. More info and buy tickets here.