York Rally Grande Classic Sportive
21st September 2014
Update 21st Sept 2014. A huge thank you to all of the 120-odd riders who rode the Sportive today! We hope you all enjoyed the day, and we really appreciate your support – it will go a long way to funding the 2015 Rally revival!
A first report from the Sportive and rider pictures are posted here. Provisional timings are here on the BC website. And here’s a taste of the reaction from riders:
The rest of this page will be left as it was before the Sportive for historical interest.
To help raise initial funding for the Rally, the organisers are staging a classic Sportive ride on the 21st September this year (2014), starting from Wigginton Village Hall just north of York and heading up into the spectacular North York Moors. The two longer rides follow routes similar to the past York Rally’s Ron Kit Sportives, while the 35km is a short route appropriate for families.
Rally organiser Paul Reid has been scouting out the routes and has provided this great write-up of the 100k Classic route!
New: We now have a new Sportive leaflet, showing all three routes! Print some out and tell your friends…
Routes shown are provisional and are subject to possible minor changes, in which case new versions will be uploaded ASAP.
- The 36k ride is flat and designed primarily for families and those wanting a gentle ride. The ride will be well-signed with marshals at any difficult junctions. There will be appropriate feeding stations en route and a sag wagon will be available on call but a broom wagon will run the course at the end of the event. Enter online now!
NOTE – Sept 13th update – the 36k route has very slightly changed, so the GPX files posted before are not quite accurate. The latest route is available on MapMyRide where you can export an updated GPX file.
- The 100k ride is flat for the first 10k and then starts to climb becoming more challenging. Travelling through spectacular scenery this route is designed for those who want a challenge but don’t feel fit enough for the longest ride. Again feeding stations will be available en route with a proper tea stop provided. Sag wagon and broom wagon as 36k ride. Read a route write-up by the organiser, and you can download the route as KML or as GPX. Enter online now!
- The 140k ride follows the route for the 100k before it branches off to include more challenging climbs including the famous Rosedale Chimney (with an optional bypass route for those who, perhaps, have already experienced the Chimney Bank! But every cyclists should try it once…). Again feeding stations will be available en route with a proper tea stop provided. Sag wagon and broom wagon as 36k ride. Download the route as KML or as GPX. Enter online now!
And this is the route bypassing the Chimney: download as KML or as GPX.: