Femme Sportive

Velo29 Events

Femme Sportive
Short Route

14th July 2023

HQ Thirsk Racecourse

Station Rd, Thirsk YO7 1QL


Distance: 62.95km
Elevation: 439m
Ride Time:
Start: 08:30 – 08:45
Price: £27.50

In the week before the event from 10am Tuesday until 18:00 Thursday we need you to complete a Pre-Event Questionnaire and book a time slot. ESSENTIAL please.

Please collect rider packs from the HQ on your way to the start line.


No entries on the day.

Entries close on Sunday night 1 week before the event.

For any questions relating to Pre-Event Questionnaire or Time Slot Booking email depart@velo29.com

The Short route is designed to be accessible to all, we love to see people new to the sport, easing back into riding perhaps or maybe you’ve just purchased an E-bike and are looking for a perfect outing in some great company.

We depart the HQ onto a bit of the main road but that can’t be avoided, we soon break off that and join the delightful little Yorkshire roads we all love! The route is anti-clockwise through the villages of Carthrope and onto Snape. We’ve worked not to have any massive hills in the short but there are some unavoidable lumps along the way, nothing too serious though! If you look at the route profile on the VIEW MAP link you’ll notice that we drag gradually upwards between 28 and 38km with the feed stop in the middle. After 42km it’s a blast downhill and a mostly downhill run back to the finish.

Your never too far from the event HQ should anything go wrong, we’ll quickly be out to help! Whilst the route is super enjoyable by all it isn’t too technical so everyone can enjoy a brilliant day!

Our fantastic feed stop at Thornton Watlass comes just past halfway, sarnies and brownies from Pocklington, Pies and Sausage Rolls from Kippax and as much High 5 as you can eat! Also, a brew which of course comes from Yorkshire!

Back at the finish at Carlton Lodge for your well-earned medal, more tea or a beer to go with a BBQ sausage bun!


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