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GYRO Sportive
GYROplus+
18th July 2020

HQ: GNAAS Base, Progress House, Urlay Nook Road, Stockton on Tees, TS16 0QB

Ride Statistics

Distance: 101.5miles (163.3km)

Elevation: 6592ft (2009meters)

Registration: 0645 – 0745

Brief: 0750

Start: 0800

Ride Time: 4 – 10 hrs

Feeds 1: Bowes Museum
Hydration Point: Thwaite
Feeds 2: Dales Bike Centre

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This is an epic route that starts from the GNAAS base on Teesside and takes in some of the best roads in the area.

Both the GYRO & GYROplus+ follow the same route out through Teesdale to the historic town of Barnard Castle. After the feed at the Bowes Museum both routes cross the A66 and heads along quiet roads to the imposing climb over ‘The Stang’. This famous climb tops out at 20% and will be a real test of legs and lungs but once conquered riders are rewarded with a real gem of a descent. This is where you can decide to either contiue into the Swaldale valley and the picturesque town of Reeth or turn right and complete the GYROplus+ course. For those on the GYROplus+ the Tan Hill climb awaits you and after dropping down the superb road to Keld you will follow the Swale through Thwaite, Muker and Gunnerside before the routes will merge at the FANTASTIC Dales Bike Centre and after a feed and an ‘unclassified’ (haha) climb the final leg of the route heads towards Richmond and with only a few ‘undulations’ remaining riders will soon be able to see Teesside in the distance as they head for home and a hero’s welcome on quiet scenic roads…

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