Amazing scenery cycling a selection of the climbs and enjoying the descents of routes used in professional cycle races
Event details and schedule
Amazing scenery, hard climbs, great descents and a good time every evening. Our Yorkshire Sportive covers a distance of 306km and climbs 5,500mtrs over three days including 5 summits Fleet Moss, Buttertubs, Greenhow, Oxenhope and Holme Moss that have featured in recent professional cycle races.
Thursday we travel by coach from the Cyclopark to Knaresborough in Yorkshire for our first overnight stop.
Friday and we head North along the Vale of York following the River Ure into Wensleydale, climbing into the Yorkshire Dales and onto Aysgarth Falls for a quick stop. Soon after we reach the most Northerly point of the whole ride before turning South and climbing Buttertubs Pass and descending into Hawes for lunch. One big climb during the afternoon to the high point of Fleet Moss before the 40km descent following the River Wharf through Kettlewell, Kinsey and Grassington and onto our overnight stop in Skipton.
Saturday and we head back North into the Yorkshire Dales National Park through Appletreewick and over the Pennines at Greenhow Hill then onto Blubberhouses before descending into Ilkley for a stop. From Ilkley we head into Bronte Country and the climb out of Oxenhope to Hebden Bridge. After lunch we tackle the climbs of Halifax and Ainley Top before descending to our overnight stop in Huddersfield.
Sunday our final day includes three climbs the first through Holmfirth (Last of the Summer Wine) and over Holme Moss, then Woodhead Pass past Wigtwizzle and over White Lee Moor before descending to the finish in Sheffield City centre. Time for refreshment before we get transported back to the Cyclopark.
10.00 Meet at the Cyclopark
10.30 Coach departure for Knaresborough
17.00 onwards evening in Knaresborough
08.00 Depart Knaresborough with Ciaovelo riders
11.00 Asgarth Falls - coffee
08.00 Depart Skipton with Ciaovelo riders
13.00 Hebden Bridge - lunch
16.00 Arrive Huddersfield
08.00 Depart Huddersfield with Ciaovelo riders
14.30 Coach departs Sheffield
19.00 Approx return to Cyclopark