|Grimpeurs are rides that feature at least 1500 metres of climbing.|
Provided it is hilly enough to qualify for the AAA, an event scores one AAA point for every thousand metres of climbing, rounded to the nearest quarter point.
So an event that does 2,080m of climbing is worth 2 AAA points. An event that does 2,180m of climbing is worth 2.25 AAA points.
Don't forget that for every climb there is a descent, so check your brakes!
They include the Wednesday Grimpeur series which Peak Audax runs each Wednesday during the summer from Marple; the Dark Peak, Mid Peak, White Peak, West Peak and Staffs Peak, all just over 100km long.
If you've tried those, then how about the Goyt Peak, Cheshire Peak and Monyash Peak rides, which are very much in the same mould.
Finally, if 100km doesn't seem long enough (Audax is a long distance cycling club after all) then try the Long Dark & White Peak at 200km, which qualifes for both climbing and distance points.