Bostin' Diablo Sportive 2021

Following on from 2019 running of this event, we are very excited to be able to present you with the new Bostin' Diablo Sportive with a new event HQ and some route changes.

The Bostin' Diablo Sportive ('Diablo' means Devil in Spanish!) is our only 100 miler of the 2021 season and all routes are challenging but represent a great day out in the wonderful Peak District riding through wonderful countryside with tremendous views.

The new event HQ is Staffordshire University's Leek Road Campus in Stoke-on-Trent which provides ample free car parking, toilets and changing facilities.

Gold route - 100 miles / 160km

Silver route - 75 miles / 120km

Bronze route - 50 miles / 80km

All three of the Bostin' Diablo Sportive routes follow the same exit out of the HQ, and proceed through the outskirts of Stoke-on-Trent heading South East towards the lure of the countryside before heading north and bypassing Cheadle. After crossing the Churnet Valley Railway at Froghall the combined routes get a bit more serious with the first real climb of the

day up through the pretty hamlet of Foxt and then up on to the Ipstones Edge with its wonderful views. After that enjoy a rest-bite of a 2 mile descent, past a very large and impressive cement works (it takes all-sorts!), down into Waterhouse and then on to the first feed station.

Shortly, after you have enjoyed some feed station goodies, all riders continue out of Waterfall before the Bronze riders turn left and start heading North West, following the edge of the National Park, up the rise onto Moor Side and the highest point on the Bronze route. Spectacular views over the market town of Leek to your left, as you climb,

Meanwhile, the Gold and Silver riders continue North up onto Grindon Moor before dropping down and through the spectacular tunnel at Swainsley - not one to miss - before following the Manifold Valley for a while then on to picturesque Ilam, Thorpe and Tissington villages. The Gold and Silver routes part company with the Gold riders cycling upwards towards Longcliffe whilst the Silver route heads up through Palwich and on towards its second feed station while the Gold route heads further North up over the Limestone Way towards Youlgreave and Monyash before reuniting with the Silver route just before the feed station at Warslow.

After some much needed free sustenance, the riders head West through lovely Peak District countryside to a fork in the road where the Gold route goes right and the Silver route goes left. At this point we offer our Silver riders a free bonus. If they want to they can divert off their chosen route here and join the Gold route and cycle up and around the famous "Roaches" outcrop, This will increase the length of their ride by 8K (5 miles) and add some 83m (271 feet) of additional climbing to their legs - totally optional on the day but would be well worth the extra effort!

Whichever route the riders take they will all eventually drop down towards Meerbrook and the expanse of water, mudflats and reeds, known as Tittesworth Reservoir. By this point all three routes are back together as they continue South West homeward bound towards the ride HQ.

The Bostin' Diablo Sportive - some devilish climbs but added to stunning scenery and the sense of achievement there is surely no better way to spend time in the great British countryside!

Map data ©2019 Google

Full event details can be found on the website


Multi-Event Discounts:

We are offering you a discount if you come and ride more than one of our great events in the season. There is one great multi-event discount currently on offer:

  • The Bostin' "Grand Tour" Discount - enter all 5 events* and save 15% on your combined entry fee.

(* you can ride any route at each selected event, Gold, Silver or Bronze)

Each rider must book separately to take advantage of these discounts. Multiple discounts cannot be applied.

Multi-Rider Discounts:

We are also offering you a discount if you come and ride with your mates, 'cause we're bostin' sociable!

  • The "Bostin' Club" Discount - aimed at cycling clubs, but open to anyone with plenty of cycling buddies, make up a team of 10+ riders. Enter all the riders together on the same booking to ride the same route at the same event and save 15% on your combined entry fees.
  • The "Bostin' Buddies" Discount - make up a team of 5+ riders. Enter all the riders together on the same booking to ride the same route at the same event and save 10% on your combined entry fees.

Each booking must be for the same event and the same route to take advantage of these discounts. Multiple discounts cannot be applied.

Entry Options

Bronze Route
10% off for teams of 5-9!
15% off for teams of 10 or more!
Select team size or join a team at checkout to calculate discount.
Silver Route
10% off for teams of 5-9!
15% off for teams of 10 or more!
Select team size or join a team at checkout to calculate discount.
Gold Route
10% off for teams of 5-9!
15% off for teams of 10 or more!
Select team size or join a team at checkout to calculate discount.
Adult + Child team


We do not issue refunds to riders once an online booking has been made however, for a small additional charge at the time of booking, you can add Booking Protect to your booking and protect your entry fee. 

In addition, up to one week before the event, riders may:

  • transfer their booking to a different route at the same event; or
  • transfer their booking to another Bostin’ Ride event in the same calendar year; or
  • transfer their entry to another person.

A transfer can only be made through the online booking system and a transfer fee of £5 is payable (which will be donated to our chosen charity). If the price paid for an entry is different to the current price of an entry on transfer then the price differential has to be paid.


  • You may trade your entry for a Transfer Credit FREE of cost until 07/07/2021.
  • You will have 12 months (from the date of the event) to spend your Transfer Credit. You may also use your Transfer Credit to enter someone else.
  • Click here for more info on Transfers.

You can manage your entries in the section of your Racer Dashboard.

Instalment Plan

  • You may pay in equal instalments up to a either a maximum set by the organizer or monthly up to one month before the event, whichever is less.
  • There is an additional fee of 1% + £0.50 (inc VAT) for each instalment.
  • You are responsible for ensuring payments are made, missing payments may mean removal from the event and loss of any monies paid to date.
  • For more information on instalment plans see here.

Organiser Updates (1)


sent by Bostin' Ride on 17/06/2021 at 17:17
We are living in unprecedented times.
When the operation of cycle sportives became allowable, earlier this year, under the governments ‘organised sport’ provisions, we were determined to begin our Bostin’ Ride events as soon as possible so that all of our supporters who missed out riding our events in 2020 would be able to get out and about cycling in 2021 and some form of normality would return.
As each layer of lockdown was lifted and “Freedom Day” became closer we noticed that advanced bookings on our events declined. Understandably, people were finding other things to do with their time – be it days out, holidays or just visiting family and friends – rather than necessarily entering cycling events. Although, lockdown dates in England have slipped by another four weeks we have seen little improvement in advanced bookings and with only three weeks to go before our final event of the season, the Bostin’ Diablo on 11 July, we have only 21 riders entered and have no great anticipation that bookings will increase sufficiently to give the event atmosphere or make it financially viable.
This means that, for the first time in Bostin’ history, we have had to make the very difficult decision to cancel one of our events, the Bostin’ Diablo 2021 Sportive.
You have registered to take part in this event and so your entry fee will be refunded over the next week or so.

We can only apologise for any inconvenience this cancellation may cause.

The Bostin' Ride team

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