Daffodils cycling sportive

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Daffodils Sportive
21st March 2020

HQ Thirsk Auction Mart

Registration from 07:00 – 09:00
Ride Start 08:00 – 09:00

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The Daffodils Sportive is an event in memory of Jean Williamson who we sadly lost to a long battle with Cancer in June 2012. Jean, Mother of event director Richard loved the Daffodils of Farndale, we enjoyed many family days out there when we were younger.  

Jean would be very touched to think of the riders riding through the wonderful North Yorkshire scenery enjoying these beautiful flowers.

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Ride Statistics

Distance: 35.6miles/ 57.3km

Climbing: 2,100ft/ 640M

Ride Time: 2 – 4 hours

Price: £22.50


Ride Statistics

Distance: 124.6km/ 77.4miles

Climbing: 1,492m/ 4,900ft

Ride Time: 5 – 8 hours

Price: £27.50


Ride Statistics

Distance: 141.7km/ 88m

Climbing: 1,796m/ 5,892ft

Ride Time: 6 – 9 hours

Price: £30.00


The Daffodils Sportive, named after the World famous Farndale Daffodils was a new event in 2013. We wanted to add a new Sportive to the Velo29 Calendar which incorporated some of our favourite roads, had a challenge for all abilities without being too hard (it is only March after all) and like other Velo29 events, focused around a famous North East land mark.

The Daffodils is exactly that and the routes are stunning!

All 3 distances leave Thirsk under the supervision of NEG Escort Motorcycles and head straight onto quiet country lanes, small villages and some beautiful North Yorkshire scenery.

We always have over 500 riders in the event. The routes are not super challenging so lots of the groups will stay together. A great way to meet new cycling friends and ride in Pelotons rather than alone.

As always we’ve found some really interesting roads, around Farndale there will be routes not even the most regular rider will know well. The Long route offers the most serious challenge and Blakey Bank will not disappoint those looking for a test!

It’s a lovely ride which you all really enjoyed last year with well positioned feeds, quiet roads and of course the great Velo29 signage so you can’t get lost!

See you there.

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