Posted: 08/03/2014 at 15:35
JC, sorry about missing the post otherwise would of joined you. Taking in to account location and preferences, thought I'd throw this out for a starter for a route. Feel free to amend, completely ignore, suggest cafes etc...
Section 1 - Start in Whaley Bridge, climb up through Chapel en le Frith and up to Rush Up Edge and then up and over Mam Tor. This includes about 15km including 10km of climbing at 6% to 8%
Section 2 - Descend from Mam Tor in to Edale and crank out the flat-ish section to Hathersidge.
Section 3 - Climb from Hathersidge up the the Fox House before the quick descent down in to Calver. This includes a 10km climb of about 6%
Section 4 - Steady climb past Chatsworth and in to Bakewell. This includes a 10km climb of about 6%
Section 5 - From Bakewell, a long climb up to Money Ash. This is maybe another 15k with climbs at about 8% gradient before dropping back down in to Buxton along the A515 Ashbourne Road
Section 6 - Out of Buxton, up Long Hill for about 8km at about 6% before a relaxing descent back in to Whaley Bridge
In total I am guessing this is about 90k and I think about 2000m of climbing. If you really wanted to throw in a leg thrasher, we could always go out of Buxton and up to Flash (the highest village in England) which has a couple of long haul climbs before ending up at the top of the Cat and Fiddle road.