The DENS Hillbuster is Back and Bigger than Ever

Living Magazines DENS Hillbuster 2022

A hugely popular event in the South East’s cycling calendar returns on Sunday 21 May at Hemel Hempstead’s Gadebridge Park.

The DENS Hillbuster, run in association with British Cycling, takes place over the rolling Chiltern Hills and through stunning, historical villages across Herts, Beds and Bucks. The charity sportive is expected to welcome hundreds of passionate cyclists from the Home Counties, London and beyond.

This year’s edition will showcase revamped routes for the 25k, 60k and 100k distances, and a new 120k ride for cyclists ready to conquer a tougher challenge. Whether you’re just getting into cycling or an experienced rider, there’s a route for everyone to take on.

Further highlights include feed stations with free gels, snacks and refreshments, and a vibrant event village where finishers can celebrate with a much-deserved beer and street food. 

Lovelo Cycle Works, an established cycle shop in Berkhamsted, is supporting the event and have provided their expertise to map the new routes.

Tim Warrell, Director at Lovelo Cycle Works, said: ‘We are delighted to continue our partnership with DENS and their epic Hillbuster. The routes should be fun yet challenging, taking on classic Chiltern climbs through beautiful countryside, and should go down a treat with the riders.’

Proceeds raised from the Hillbuster will support DENS in their mission to help rebuild the lives of people facing homelessness, poverty and social exclusion.

Wendy Lewington, CEO at DENS, said: ‘This is a fantastic opportunity for riders of all backgrounds and abilities to experience the thrill of our legendary cycling event, while also playing a part to help local people in need during these difficult times.’

Registration for the DENS Hillbuster is open at