Distance: 35.6miles/ 57.3km
Climbing: 2,100ft/ 640M
Ride Time: 2 – 4 hours
Feed Stations: 1
Registration from 07:00 – 09:00
Ride Start 08:00 – 09:00
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The short route leaves Thirsk and heads across to Kilburn with the medium and long route riders. It’s a slight uphill drag for the first 10k though you don’t really notice it, the roads are small, quiet and picturesque from the start.
In Kilburn we make a left to High Kilburn and the first challenge of the day, the short sharp climb will open the lungs, there were a few pushing last year!
From then it’s a nice fast descent on really small roads where it’s rare to see a car. The route splits from the long and medium and we encounter then the climb known locally as Gilling Pub Climb. It’s 2km long and climbs over 100m, the steepest section is 10% so it’s nothing to worry too much about.
After Gilling it’s pretty flat, a short rest at the feed and some refreshments then a gentle descent down to Kilburn with views of the White Horse Bank.
We drag up slightly from Kilburn then it’s downhill all the way to the finish back in Thirsk.
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Gilling Pub Climb