The Yorkshire Beast Sportive – Yorkshire Cycling
The Yorkshire Beast Sportive
HQ Thirsk Race Course YO7 1QL
Distance: 203.2 miles
Elevation: 16,329.8 ft (RWGPS)
Ride Time: 16hrs
Start: 05:00am Sharp
Chips are posted to you on Monday 14th June.
All riders must complete the event after 16 hours of riding/12.5mph.
The Finish Line will Close at 22:00
Back for another year, the toughest day on a bike there is! Climb 15,000ft over 200 miles whilst chased by the Yorkshire Beast at 12.5mph. When he catches you, it’s game over!
The 2022 HQ will again be Thirsk Race Course. It’s better positioned for Beasted riders as it also serves as feed 3, should you bail out! The facilities are great and it’s more accessible from the A1/ A19 with more local accomodation choices.
We are sticking with the 2021 route, the figure of 8 worked really well. A morning in the Yorkshire Moors, an afternoon and early evening (late for some) in the Dales. Who knows, for 2023 we might change and do the Dales first!
Sector 4 – 5 (Kilnsey to The Dales Bike Centre) is where he’ll get you. 140 miles in the legs and Park Rash followed by Flow Edge, you’ve got to be at the top of your game, there is no blagging it there. Make it to feed 5 (DBC) and “only” Grinton Moor and a ride into Thirsk stand between you and the “I Beat The Beast” wall!
600 people have now Beaten The Beast but many have failed, a very select group have battled and beaten The Beast 3 times! 2022 will no doubt see some try for a 4th crown! Mad/ Brave/ Fearless, call them what you will but you need to be quie a rider to take on The Beast!
Everyone who rides the Beast tells us it’s the toughest Sportive there is, they draw a comparison with other ultra-challenge events and without question, the Beast is the toughest!
A day to remember forever! Enter now and set your goal high for 2022, you will not have a bigger challenge.