White Horse Sportive – Yorkshire Cycling

The White Horse is a fine way to end your Sportive Season.

With three distance options, there is something to suit all abilities. From the 26mile short route with one “challenge” climb, the Medium route with some major hills and the long route which tackles both Carlton and White Horse Bank. The routes are all really well designed and though the distances are not overly long there are no sections which are just there to get from A to B. Every mile is on beautiful North Yorkshire country roads with great views, breathtaking views and hardly a car in sight.

As well as the climbs we enjoy some fast and challenging descents and some great sections which are our personnel favourites but hardly known by local riders. The medium and long enjoy a brilliant 15mile section from the White Horse to Osmotherley, roads you won’t know well but will do soon!

Everyone arrives back at the HQ with a real buzz, as we twist through the empty lanes with only cyclists in sight we’ll be lost in what a wonderful route the White Horse is and how enjoyable riding these roads in a Velo29 Event really can be.

White Horse Sportive

HQ Laurence Jackson School
TS14 6RD

Routes:

Short
Ride Stats
Distance: 59.2km
Elevation: 515m
Ride Time: – Start: 08:30 – 08:45
Price: £25

Medium
Ride Stats
Distance: 111.9km
Elevation: 1582m
Ride Time
Start: 08:00 – 08:30
Price: £30

Long
Ride Stats
Distance: 139km
Elevation: 2099m
Ride Time: –
Start Time: 07:30 – 08:00
Price: £35

Selby Three Swans Sportive – Yorkshire Cycling

Selby 3 Swans, another amazing new event in the Velo29 Calendar!

This Sportive was established originally by Selby Cycling Club, a victim of its own success and a credit to the great job done by the club it rapidly outgrew the capacity of a Club setup so was passed to Yorkshire Cancer Research. Hit by the pandemic, the charity is no longer able to run the event so Velo29 have stepped in to retain what is an important event for Yorkshire Cancer Research and to give you all yet another awesome day out on the bike!

20% of your entry fee (excluding booking fee) will go to Yorkshire Cancer Research, 5% will go to Selby Cycling Club. You are of course welcome to fundraise and donate further to the charity if you wish, we’d love to hear your stories on that.

As always, 3 great routes, feed stops on all of them, brilliant Velo29 signage, our great ride support and of course the friendliest atmosphere you’re likely to encounter!

Get your entry in soon!

Road Cycling 102.1 miles road cycling
Road cycling 67.1 miles road cycling
Road cycling 29.6 miles road cycling

Ride Stats
Distance: 29.6mi (47.6km)

Elevation: 499ft (152m)

Ride Time: –

Start: 08:30 – 08:45

Feed: –

Price: £27.50

Ride Stats
Distance: 67.1mi (108km)

Elevation: 1430ft (436m)

Ride Time: –

Start: 08:00 – 08:30

Feeds: –

Price: £32.50

Ride Stats
Distance: 102.1mi (164.4km)

Elevation: 2160ft (658m)

Ride Time: –

Start Time:07:30 – 08:00

Feeds: –

Price: £37.50

Stockton Sportive – North York Moors – Yorkshire Cycling

The Stockton Sportive, one of the most inclusive events in the calendar!

From the “tougher than the Fred Whitton” Tour de Moor at 100 miles/ 11,000ft of the climbing route, right down to the nearly flat short route ride, there is something for everyone!

Any of the 4 routes available are stunning. Depart the established event site of Stockton Riverside on closed roads and ride away from the urban area escorted by motorbikes like a star in the Tour de France!

Every turn is signposted, there are motorbikes and service cars out on the course to keep you safe and help resolve any issues. First aid is available on all the routes and we have regular feed stops and water stations along the way.

Quickly you are on Country Roads heading deep into North Yorkshire and some wonderful scenery, riding down quiet lanes with 100’s of riders of all abilities and admiring this great part of the World.

The short ride is mostly flat, aimed at families and people who are new to Sportive riding. You still enjoy quiet roads in great scenery but the ride isn’t too challenging. You can take as long as you want to ride it, we have people on all kinds of bikes on the short route. It’s a great, fun start to Sportive riding.

Those looking for some more miles and serious climbing can take on the medium route, at 50 miles and 3,500 feet of climbing it’s a perfect route to see the countryside and test your riding ability.

More experienced riders can enjoy the long route which goes deep into the North Yorks Moors and really does test you with 6,568 feet of climbing! We see some wonderful Moorland and take in some lovely Villages on this route.

For the die-hard experienced Sportive rider, we have the toughest ride there is le Tour de Moor. Over 100 miles and 11,000 feet of climbing. Riders return declaring it the toughest ride they have event done.

Whatever route you chose the 2020 Stockton Sportive will be a great day out in a safe and well-supported event and your chance to be part of this spectacular weekend in Stockton-on-Tees.

Ride Stats
Distance: 40mi (64.3km)

Elevation: 1452ft (443m)

Ride Time: 2 – 4hrs

Start: 08:30 – 08:45

Feed: Kildale 17.5mi (28.2km)

Price: £27.50

Ride Stats
Distance: 51mi (82km)

Elevation: 3003ft (915m)

Ride Time: 3 – 6hrs

Start: 08:00 – 08:30

Feed 1: Kildale 18.1mi (29.1km)
Feed 2: Kildale 28.6mi (46km)

Price: £32.50

Ride Stats
Distance: 75.2mi (121.1km)

Elevation: 5802ft (1768m)

Ride Time: 5 – 7hrs

Start Time: 07:30 – 08:00

Feed 1: Kildale 18.1mi (29.1km)
Feed 2: Kildale 28.6mi (85km)

Price: £32.50

Tour de Moor Ride Stats
Distance: 105.4mi (169.7km)

Elevation: 9396ft (2864m)

Ride Time: 7 – 10hrs

Start Time: 07:30 – 08:00

Feed 1: Kildale 18.1mi (29.1km)
Feed 2: Cropton 58.7mi (94.5km)
Feed 3: Kildale 85mi (137km)

Price: £37.50

The Yorkshire Beast Sportive – Yorkshire Cycling

The Yorkshire Beast Sportive

HQ Thirsk Race Course YO7 1QL
Stats
Distance: 203.2 miles
Elevation: 16,329.8 ft (RWGPS)
Ride Time: 16hrs
Feeds: 5
Price: £85
Start: 05:00am Sharp
Registration:
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.

Lincoln 262 Sportive – York – Yorkshire Cycling

Lincoln 262

Lincoln 262 is a massive challenge! We wanted to offer a Super Challenge Sportive to riders as part of their Beast prep but also to offer a different day out in the ultra distance area of Sportive riding.

We’ve made the route as flat as possible but managed to retain what you’d expect from Velo29, fun, diverse, scenic and memorable. You’ll depart York at 6am and must hit cutoff times at the 5 feeds to stay in the game, miss the cutoff and it’s bus back for you! You’ve got 14 hours allowed time so we base the cut offs at 12.5 mph average. Sounds easy, lets see back in York!

Riders looking for a personal record, a fastest average speed or some final Beast prep will love this event. Sure to be a sellout, get your place now!

An awesome 262 medal awaits you back at York, IF you make it.

HQ York Auction Mart
YO19 5GF
Stats
Distance: 262km
Elevation: 1,128m
Ride Time: 10 -14
Start: 06:00
Feeds: 4
Price: £55

1 Water Stop at 23.6 miles
1st Feed Stop at 53 miles
2nd Feed Stop at 96.3 miles
3rd Feed Stop at 120.3 miles
4th Feed Stop at 142.9 miles

3 Days in Yorkshire Sportive – Yorkshire Cycling

Without question one of the most amazing experiences available to a Sportive rider!

Ride on the amazing roads of Yorkshire on 4 stages across 3 days in May. We open on Saturday morning, pushed off down the start ramp of a closed road prologue TT! 9km against the clock, streamed live to your friends and family at home.

Back to the lodge for lunch whilst enjoying the highlights video of the TT then we hit a 70km Sprint Sportive road stage on some of the quietest roads you’ve ever ridden on. Dinner is served back at the lodge whilst we enjoy a Q&A on the stage with a pro rider.

Saturday takes us on a 100km roads stage with a closed road Mountain Top finish! We time you up the climb to declare a QOM and KOM! Again enjoy dinner back at the lodge and a Q&A with a Cycling Celebrity.

Sunday we complete our Tour of Yorkshire with a 160km road stage. Some incredible roads and big hills before we speed across the finish line and take to the stage for one of the best medals you’ll ever receive.

The 2021 edition of the event was the first and every rider declared it the best thing on a bike they had ever done! We had competitive riders, regular sportive riders, cycling fans who crave such an experience and people just wanting to have an amazing and challenging event on a bike. The family experience at the glamping was really special, the area has a lot to offer whilst the riders are out on the ride.

Only 200 places available for the 2022 event, book soon as it will sell out.

Saturday 28 May 2022
Ride Stats
Stage 1 – Individual time trial on a closed road
Distance: 9.7km

Elevation: 32m

Stage 2 – Sprint Sportive
Distance: 64.6km

Elevation: 397m

Sunday 29 May 2022
Ride Stats
Stage 3 – Sportive with closed road hill top finish
Distance: 101.2km

Elevation: 1305m

Monday 39 May 2022
Ride Stats
Stage 4 – Sportive
Distance: 161km

Elevation: 1793m

Tour of the Peak Sportive – Yorkshire Cycling

This classic sportive, named after and on the same route as the original Tour of the Peak road race, which ran from 1943 through to 2005. Follow in the wheel tracks of some of the top original British bike racers that have graced these roads, Malcolm Elliot, Mark Lovatt, John Tanner, Chris Lillywhite and Matt Stephens to name just a few.

Have you got what it takes to attempt this challenging ride? The long route is probably one of the toughest challenges that can be done at 115 Miles and over 10,000ft of climbing, it certainly isn’t to be underestimated! A little more tame but still with the killer mile of Winnats Pass, the medium route is 62 miles but still manages to squeeze in over 5000ft of climbing, a great starting point, if you are looking for a challenge and the long route, is just too much!

Both routes start from Bakewell Showground, giving you beautiful surroundings to start and finish your day, if you get chance, call in and pick up a Bakewell Pudding, not to be missed! We certainly did when we last visited.

A gentle spin to start you off before hitting the first ascent of the day just after Ashford will give you a taste of what’s to come, hills, hills and more hills! Both routes are fairly relentless giving you most of the top climbs in the Peak District! Winnats Pass sneaks up on you after the beautiful village of Castleton, a tough Killer Mile Challenge awaits on a fully closed road.

The medium route splits from the long route at the top of Winnats Pass if it’s been too much so far, the choice is yours, cut out 55 miles and the Holme Moss Climb? Make your choice wisely! Even on the medium route you still have the Cat and Fiddle to look forward to after the routes rejoin before heading back to Bakewell.

The long ride, the ride of heroes, can you manage three major climbs in one day, Winnats Pass, Holme Moss and the Cat and Fiddle? Only the brave should choose this route, it’s certainly not for the faint-hearted.

Back at Bakewell, we will have a variety of food, hot drinks and beer for those needing a stiff drink after possibly the most challenging ride around.

Ride Stats
Distance: 99.4km

Elevation: 1,693m

Ride Time: 4 – 7hrs

Start: 08:00 – 08:30

Feeds: –

Price: £37.50

Ride Stats
Distance: 185.4km

Elevation: 3,316m

Ride Time: 7 – 10hrs

Start Time: 07:30 – 08:00

Feeds: –

Price: £37.50

Tour of the Pennines Sportive – Yorkshire Cycling

The Tour of The Pennines, an amazing mix of challenging climbs, amazing descents and stunning scenery in an area which will be new to many of our customers.

An event with over 1,500 riders in the past! The HQ at Barnard Castle is great to access from the East and West, just off the A66. We ride North with the first climb after only 10km known locally as Billy Lane.

It’s lumpy all the way to the first Stanhope Stop after 37km where we’ll enjoy all the really great feed stop treats you expect from Velo29. Here the Medium route (no short option) heads back South with the delightful climb of Unthank Bank (official 100 Climbs number 155), you’ll understand its name on the day! The wonderful thing is that once we crest the 395m summit we descend then immediately we tackle Bollihope Climb, all the way from 300m to 500m in 1 mile!

Ride Stats
Distance: 67km

Elevation: 1101meters

Ride Time: 3 – 6hrs

Start: 08:00 – 08:30

Feed: Stanhope

Price: £32.50

Ride Stats
Distance: 125km

Elevation: 2075meters

Ride Time: 4 – 7hrs

Start Time: 07:30 – 08:00

Feeds: Stanhope x2

Price: £37.50

5 Dales Sportive – Yorkshire Cycling

The 5 Dales Sportive has run under the umbrella of Richmond Cycling Club for the past 12 years. The club has now decided to hand over the event to Velo29 to ensure its longevity as one of the most challenging Sportives in the calendar.

This is in effect for the 2018 event, we’ve moved the date to September which is essential and also avoids a very busy spring calendar, hopefully, the new date offers a late-season challenge in some fine autumnal weather!

In 2014 Richmond CC introduced the Tour de France Special Edition routes which due to their popularity and excellent feedback Velo29 have decided to continue.

With a choice of 5, 4 and 3 Dales tours to enjoy, this is one of the toughest rides there is! The 5 dales, at 190km and 3,500m of ascending, is brutal by anyone’s standards. The routes and scenery are stunning, this is a part of the World not often explored on a bike, we go so far into the Dales that unless well supported in an event such as this, few would brave the challenge!

5 Dales Sportive

HQ Richmond School
DL10 7BE

Routes:

Short
Ride Stats
Distance: 97.3km
Elevation: 1528meters
Ride Time: 3 – 6hrs
Start: 08:30 – 08:45
Price: £25

Medium
Ride Stats
Distance: 138.8km
Elevation: 2268meters
Ride Time: 5 – 9hrs
Start: 08:00 – 08:30
Price: £30

Long
Ride Stats
Distance: 191.9km
Elevation: 3158meters
Ride Time: 5 – 9hrs
Start Time: 07:30 – 08:00
Price: £35

Along The Border Sportive – Wales Cycling

This new and exciting sportive for 2021 is a unique event that follows the Welsh/English border; in fact, the long route crosses the border no less than 17 times.

Starting in the stunning city of Chester the routes head south-west on some fantastic roads as you dart between England and Wales on the way to the challenge of the Hope Mountain climb, which features on all the 3 routes. There is a route for all abilities and will be a fantastic event as autumn approaches. Why not be one of the first to take on this challenge?

Ride Stats
Distance: 56.3km

Elevation: 547m

Ride Time: –

Start: 08:30 – 08:45

Feed: –

Price: £27.50

Ride Stats
Distance: 80km

Elevation: 690m

Ride Time: –

Start: 08:00 – 08:30

Feed: –

Price: £32.50

Ride Stats
Distance: 128.9km

Elevation: –

Ride Time: –

Start: 08:30 – 08:45

Feed: –

Price: £37.50