Scarborough Sportive

Scarborough Sportive

Sunday 23rd July 2017 - Scarborough Rugby Club, Silver Royd, 569 Scalby Road, Scarborough, YO13 0NL

With over 11000ft of climbing and over 120 miles this will be a hard day but, hopefully, a rewarding one. Riding in one of the most beautiful parts of the country at the top of every climb is an epic view waiting to welcome you.

Starting from Scarborough Rugby Club, we are straight out in to the national park heading north over the Flyingdales Moor. This course starts to climb and descend almost immediately so gives little chance for rest, but try to keep a little in the tank - you have some absolute monsters on the way.

The first real climb of the day comes in Grosmont to Egton, followed by a short climb to the top of Beacon Hill with some fantastic views. A short hilly loop out from Castleton then back on a long gruelling climb up Castleton Rigg to the top of Rosedale Head. We now descend to Rosedale Abbey, make sure you recover because this next climb will challenge everyone.

Rosedale Chimney has a double hair pin, 14% average gradient, 1.4km and max gradient at 33%. Yes, that was meant to read 33%! From the top we descend to Hutton-le-Hole for a small loop returning to the village to take the long route back to Rosedale Abbey for our second climb out of the village - this time a longer more drawn out 25%, heading over Hamer Moor.

Continuing north we now descend off of Glaisdale Rigg and turn west then south to Goathland and RAF Flyingdales. From here, we pass over Saltergate Moor and Lockton Low Moor before heading west in to Dalby Forest. As the finish draws closer there is no relief from the relentless climbing which continues to roll in till the very last mile.


At the finish you will receive your event specific T-shirt, medal, a well-earned welcome and be congratulated on defeating the moors.  


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Times & Certificates

Rider times and finisher certificates for this event are now online. View yours by visiting our Results Page

This Event Includes:

  • Facilities and parking
  • Mechanical support
  • Medical support
  • Full route marking
  • Rider public liability insurance
  • Feed Stops
  • Energy food and drink
  • Electronic chip timing
  • Web results service
  • Online certificates
  • Finisher gift
  • Finisher medal
  • On site catering
  • Pick-up wagons
  • Bike wash facilities
  • Photos by SportivePhoto
  • Six Physio Massage@Events
  • Retail Opportunities

Route Information

Route: Black

Distance: 120 Miles   


Difficulty: 10/10
Route: Epic

Distance: 99 Miles   


Difficulty: 9/10
Route: Standard

Distance: 74 Miles   


Difficulty: 7/10
Route: Short

Distance: 56 Miles   


Difficulty: 6/10

Key Information

Times and Awards

Although all our rides are non competitive events (i.e. not races), most people still like to know how well they've done. With this in mind we will time each participants ride. When you complete your ride your time will be calculated and these timings, along with the timing award you achieved, will be displayed on our results page. Each rider will receive a timing award of either; bronze, silver or gold, depending on their average speed. Of course, some riders aren't bothered about all these awards and just cycle for the experience and stunning scenery.

Event photography by SportivePhoto

SportivePhoto will be taking pictures of all riders at this event. Please visit once you have taken part in the event to view your photos!

Terms and Conditions

By purchasing an event entry you agree to the UK Cycling Events terms and conditions.

Terms and Conditions can be read here.

Route distances and elevations are approximate and subject to change. Changes can be due to road closures or for safety reasons. Any changes will be kept to a minimum where possible.