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

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.

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

Manchester Sheffield Sportive – Peak District – Yorkshire Cycling

Manchester > Sheffield Sportive

HQ St Peter’s Square
SK1 1DL

The event that is rapidly becoming a ‘must-do’ early-season sportive. Not many sportives can boast a true town centre start but we have secured the lovely St Peters Square in Stockport to begin this new event. With views and scenery to rival most sportives in the UK Manchester Sheffield Manchester (MSM) – The Stockport Sportive is an absolute belter. Of course, there are climbs and MSM does not disappoint, in fact, the long is one of our toughest rides! Each route has its fair share of elevation gain with the medium and long routes tackling the iconic ‘Snake Pass’.

Each route will have our award-winning food at the feed stations with the long route having a feed at Hillsborough, home of Sheffield Wednesday FC.

If you are ready to take the challenge then don’t delay to enter Edition 2 of Manchester Sheffield Manchester – The Stockport Sportive.

Ride Stats
Distance: 58.1km

Elevation: +1,124m

Ride Time: 2 – 4hrs

Start: 08:30 – 08:45

Feed: 1

Price: £27.50

Ride Stats
Distance: 126.8km

Elevation: +2,405m

Ride Time: 5 – 8hrs

Start: 08:00 – 08:30

Feeds: Glossop x2

Price: £32.50

Ride Stats
Distance: 162.5km

Elevation: +3,170m

Ride Time: 6 – 10hrs

Start Time: 07:30 – 08:00

Feeds: Glossop, Sheffield & Glossop

Price: £37.50

York Leeds York Sportive – Yorkshire Cycling

York Leeds York Sportive

York – Leeds – York, is one of the biggest spring season sportives in the UK attracting 1000’s of riders to tackle one of the three route options.

Departing from Murton to the east of the York, you will head toward the historic city, crossing the River Ouse at the Millennium Bridge; then cycling past The Knavesmire, York’s famous racecourse before heading onto some stunning little country roads in the direction of Leeds.

There are 3 route choices, the short at 41 miles, the medium at 72 miles and the long at 100 miles.

There is a route choice to suit all abilities in this spring event, whether it’s your first sportive or you love a 100m challenge we have a route to suit you.

A major headline on the medium and long routes is our visit to Harewood house, a real coup for a Sportive. Harewood hosted the Grand Depart of the 2014 Tour de France and is spectacular to cycle through.

HQ York Auction Centre
YO19 5GF

Ride Stats
Distance: 63.6km

Elevation: 287m

Ride Time: 2.5 – 4.5hrs

Start: 08:30 – 08:45

Feed: Healaugh

Price: £27.50

Ride Stats
Distance: 108.5km

Elevation: 715m

Ride Time: 5 – 7hrs

Start: 08:00 – 08:30

Feed: Harewood House

Price: £32.50

Ride Stats
Distance: 161.8km

Elevation: 1,676m

Ride Time: 6 – 9hrs

Start Time: 07:30 – 08:00

Feeds: Harewood House x2

Price: £37.50