AROUND 275 cyclists from across the country pedalled into Ilam on Sunday to take part in the Hidden Peak Sportive.
The event, which is held by the National Trust and Ashbourne based business Dark and White Events.
This is the third year that the cycling event has taken place, offering participants a choice of three routes that take in some of the most scenic, challenging and quiet roads in the Peak District.
The routes took in refreshments stops at Longshaw, Monyash and Ilam Park, where cyclists stocked up on water, flapjacks and sandwiches.
The routes finished in Bakewell at Lady Manners School.
Zoe Stevens, visitor experience officer for the National Trust said: “The event has such a great atmosphere and offers cyclists an opportunity to explore parts of the National Park that many have not cycled around before.
“This year we teamed up with Dark and White Events which ensured the routes were fully signed and supported, and Thornton’s kindly donated chocolate for the cyclists.
“It’s brilliant to see so many local people taking part, as well as people from across the country. We are already looking forward to next year’s event.”