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Nutcracker Altura 1 at Dalby Bike Barn, Sunday 10 March 2013. By popular demand, there is a return to Dalby Forest in March to open the series in style! This is a venue fit for the best and is internationally recognised as one of the best XC racing venues in the UK.
Rough Rider Sportif, The West Riding Classic, Clapham, Yorkshire Dales, 20th April 2013
A circular 33, 60 & 75 mile non-competitive road cycle ride over the beautiful hills and valleys of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. This is a truly beautiful ride with something for everyone including first time sportive riders, intermediate riders and serious athletes.
The Black Sheep Firkin Challenge, Yorkshire Dales, 18 May 2013
Two exhilarating cycle challenges, one aim, raising money for Wooden Spoon - the children's charity of rugby.
Taking in the beautiful scenery of the Yorkshire Dales, these two circular rides offer something for everyone - whether you are a seasoned cyclist or more of a weekend rider. The Easy Rider is 60 miles and will take you from the Black Sheep Brewery in Masham to Swaledale, through Reeth and over the tops into Wensleydale before heading back to Masham. The Not so Easy Rider is 100 miles and is a challenging tour of the Dales, past Tan Hill Inn, the highest pub in England - it's not for the faint hearted.
Both rides are fully supported with checkpoints, support vehicles and refreshments along the way. Entry is £20, with a minimum sponsorship of £100 per person. For more information and to register, please call 01765 689227 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Etape du Dales cycle ride, Yorkshire Dales
Regularly features in the Top 10 of UK rides, taking in some classic Dales climbs, this is 176km (112 miles) and 3500m of climbing that you will not forget. The event starts and finishes in Grassington - a quiet and delightful town centred around a pretty cobbled square. The route includes many famous ascents: Fleets Moss, Buttertubs Pass, Tan Hill (the highest pub in England), Mallerstang, the Coal Road, Newby Head and Halton Gill. The reward is great Dales scenery, the satisfaction of completing one of the hardest cyclosportives in the country and having helped raises money for the Dave Rayner Fund.
Entries open in early January and early booking is recommended. You'll need a road bike in good condition - make sure your brakes work well and you have low enough gears to climb several sections of 1:4.
The Heart of the Wolds Cycle Sportive takes place in the unrivalled scenery of the Yorkshire Wolds. Starting off from the historic market town of Driffield, all the routes take in the undulating countryside, so graphically depicted in David Hockney's paintings but which are largely unknown outside the area. Both the countryside and its history will be brought to life for you as part of this Sportive which will see three rides for cyclists of all abilities
Richmond Cyclosportives, 25 May 2013
The Richmond Cyclosportives have 50 mile, 80 mile and 100 mile versions. These are challenging rides with plenty of hills. The 5 Dales version is 100 miles with 6 major ascents, including Fleet Moss and Tan Hill. This one is for experienced cyclists only and in the same league as the Etape du Dales and the Fred Whitton Challenge.
Scarborough Festival of Cycling, Scarborough, 1
This three day festival and community event will return for a third year in 2013 where you'll be able to pick and choose from different events each day.
Like 2011, there'll be BMX at Hairy Bob's Skate/BMX Park, North Bey on Friday evening, grasstrack on Saturday on Oliver's Mount and a full day of racing on Sunday, including the National Youth Circuit Series, again at Oliver's Mount and a CTT Hillclimb at 1300hrs.
Great Yorkshire Bike Ride, Wetherby, 15 June 2013
An annual sponsored cycling event. The ride is around 70 miles, mostly on country roads from Wetherby to Filey. Entries for 2013 will be open early February.
Otley Cycle Races, Otley, West Yorkshire, 2013 date TBC
The Otley Town Centre Cycle Races are one of the most prestigious events in the UK's cycling calendar and have now reached their 26th year. Past winners have included Mark Cavendish, Jez Hunt, Jonny Clay, Chris Walker, Russ Downing and in 2011, local star Scott Thwaites. The races start at 6:20 pm, with the Under 12s race and culminates with the Otley Grand Prix (the 2012 British Cycling National Elite Men's and Women's Circuit Race Championships). The races take place around the town centre, which is closed off to traffic for the event, with crowds lining the length of the route. It's very popular so be sure to come early to get a get a good view.
York Cycle Show, York, 22-23 June 2013
Held at York Racecourse, there's something for all cyclists at this annual great weekend cycling festival. With shows and exhibitions, entertainment, organised rides and a grand parade through the city, it's one not to be missed.
Ron Kitching CTC Challenge Ride & Sportive, York, 22 June 2013
The annual Ron Kitching Challenge Ride takes its name from one of Yorkshire's (and the UK's) most eminent and colourful cyclists. The ride includes some of Ron's favourite roads over the North York Moors. The 100km route takes riders up on to the moors before dropping into Hutton-le-Hole and on to Marton. The 150km route tackles the climbs of Farndale and the savage Blakey Bank. The homeward stretch includes a run through the grounds of Castle Howard and then back to the attractions of the York Cycle Show.
Coast to Coast in a Day, Seascale to Whitby, 29 June 2013
How do you fancy taking on one of the most iconic cycle routes in the UK, but with a twist? The Coast to Coast, West Cumbria to North Yorkshire is attempted by scores each year, but only a handful will ever try it in one go. Why not join the only 1 day cycle sportive that will push you to your limit, but as comfortably as possible. Starting in Seascale on the West Coast, the route takes in the lovely valleys of the Yorkshire Dales, Vale of York and the North York Moors, before finally rolling down the hill to finish by the sea in Whitby.
At 145miles and 4,600 metres of ascent, it will be a tough day out, but at the height of summer there is plenty of light to guide you, and the comprehensive signing will ensure you ride no extra metres. So if you fancy a challenge, why not get training for what will be one of the best one day rides you will ever do. Find out more.
Htafc Launch Pedal For Pounds 4: Tour Of Yorkshire! 1st May 2013
Fans and staff from Huddersfield Town Football Club will take to their bikes once again this season, having launched their fourth annual Pedal for Pounds bike ride in aid of the ‘Keep It Up' campaign: The Tour of Yorkshire! The ride will see Chairman Dean Hoyle, Commercial Director Sean Jarvis and Club Ambassador Andy Booth cycling 240 miles around the county to raise funds for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance charity and the Huddersfield Town Academy, along with hundreds of football fans! The Club's previous three bike rides have contributed over half a million pounds to the £720,000 raised for the campaign so far since its inception in 2009.
Ryedale Rumble Cyclosportive, North Yorkshire
This annual August event for the more professional cyclist organised by British Cycling will be taking a break in 2012 for the Olympics and will return in 2013.
The event usually has three route options available from 90km through 190km. The Rumble takes in the climbs of Boltby Bank and Hawnby before heading through Helmsley to the North York Moors in what is a very challenging route. It features the usual British Cycling Yorkshire fare of a well signed route with t-shirt and fully stocked feeding arrangements. The start location at St Martin's Ampleforth Preparatory School, Gilling Castle, enables the route to begin with a south westerly loop that takes in the fearsome Boltby Bank before heading through Helmsley and on to the North York Moors circuit, retained from the first edition of the event. The final run-in holds a sting in the tail with a stiff hairpin climb up into the magnificent grounds of St. Martin's. Each of the three routes are allocated standards that are tough but achievable, though the organisers do recommend that both the distances and your fitness levels are carefully considered when choosing your route.
Nutcracker XC Series, Yorkshire Dales, 23 June 2013
Elite mountain bikers will love the fast and furious action of the Nutcracker XC Series. The north's very own mountain bike series takes in many of Yorkshire's off road highlights. Fancy trying your hand at cross-country racing? There's the 'just for fun' categories as well as up to the very serious.
Malham Trailquest, Yorkshire Dales, 24th August 2013
Organised by Malham Show, this is a British Mountain Bike Orienteering event run in the usual Trailquest format with 2 and 4-hour events. One of the great things about the Malham Trailquest is that it happens alongside the Malham Show, for which you get free entry. This can make it a great full day out with plenty for the kids to do whilst one of the adults is out competing. It's best to pre-enter the event, but you can enter of the day if you want.
South Pennines Walk & Ride Festival, 7th to the 22nd September 2013
Not just for walkers... Experience some of the amazing natural and cultural heritage of the South Pennines and more than 100 events - including cycle rides, evening talks and themed events, over two action packed weeks.
3 Peaks Cyclo-Cross, Yorkshire Dales, September 2013
Celebrating its 50th race, the 3 Peaks Cyclo-Cross is staged in the Yorkshire Dales National Park and it is still regarded as the toughest and biggest Cyclo-Cross event in the UK. This is your only chance to ride to the top of the Three Peaks as most of the off-road sections are over footpaths and/or private land. This means that no training on a cycle is allowed on those sections - it is illegal to ride on there except on the day of the race. The entry form will be available from 1 June 2012. Find out more here, including details of how to enter.
Calderdale Mountain Bike Marathon, Sowerby Bridge, West Yorkshire, Sunday 13th October 2013
This 26.3 mile annual event is organised and run by 24th St. Paul's (Sowerby Bridge) Scout Group. The challenge starts at Sowerby, heading to the hills of Soyland, bypassing Mytholmroyd and Hebden Bridge before entering the off road sections of Hardcastle Crags and Midgely Moor. The route then descents through Luddenden and back to Sowerby up a leg burning climb.