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Ride Yorkshire Sportive

Ride Yorkshire Sportive

Sunday 9th August 2020 |

Ride Yorkshire Sportive

Sunday 9th August 2020 |


It is with great sadness that we have today made the difficult but responsible decision to postpone this event, due to the ongoing situation regarding the Coronavirus.
We have continued to monitor government guidelines and therefore based on the latest information and in the interest of staff safety, rider safety, and putting the greater needs of the wider community at the forefront, it’s the most responsible thing to do. We ask for your patience while we evaluate the next steps in this ever-changing situation.

For those of you who have entered this event, we will aim to be in touch with you via email regarding the ride credit, transfer or refund options available, during the week commencing 8th June 2020.

We hope you are all keeping well, and thank everyone for their support during this very difficult period, we can't wait to be back up and running again delivering the events that we all know you love.

From all at UK Cycling Events.

The Ride Yorkshire Sportive is the second of our Yorkshire events for 2020, this time starting from Thirsk Racecourse. The World Road Cycling Championship visited Yorkshire in 2019 so this is your chance to follow in the champs tyre tracks and explore God's Own Country from your bike. 

Starting out north and heading through the Vale of Mowbray, the Ride Yorkshire Sportive covers some easy miles on the gently rolling terrain until you reach the market town of Northallerton. Here, riders will head west to cross the river Swale and head on over to Leeming Bar before turning south.

Just outside Carthorpe, our course splits for the first time where the short route riders continue on the flat miles east, while the standard and epic riders push out further south and onto Masham. Once at Masham, the standard and epic group push even further south for some punishing climbs and fantastic scenery.

North Yorkshire Cycling

Riders on these routes will skirt the edge of Leighton Reservoir at which point the real climbing begins, heading straight for Ouster Bank trig point. A technical descent awaits after the summit as you drop down into Nidderdale via the village of Lofthouse, where you will be rewarded for your efforts with a ride along the river Nidd and the Gouthwaite Reservoir all the way to Pateley Bridge. Epic riders continue south here for a particularly challenging climb up Red Brae Bank, while standard riders take a short sharp climb through the centre of this beautiful Yorkshire town. Both routes reconvene before heading north up over Pateley Moo,r en route back to Masham to rejoin the rest of the ride. Now on the home straight, riders can expect some easy miles as they head east for the finish in Thirsk.

With a mixture of climbs and technical descents, the Ride Yorkshire Sportive has everything you'd expect a cycle ride through North Yorkshire to have. Why not test yourself against the terrain and soak up its beauty by entering one of the three routes on offer. Consistently rated highly by our previous riders, you won't be disappointed.

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Thirsk Racecourse,
Station Road,
North Yorkshire, YO7 1QL

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Epic: 102 miles
Standard: 81 miles
Short: 39 miles

The Routes

Choose your route carefully. The distance and elevation gain should give you some indication as to how easy/hard each route is, as well as showing you where the tougher climbs are.


Distance: 102 miles   
Elevation Gain: + ft

Standard ROUTE

Distance: 81 miles   
Elevation Gain: + ft


Distance: 39 miles   
Elevation Gain: + ft


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