Ride Yorkshire

Velo29 Events

Ride Yorkshire
long route

This event will be back in 2025

HQ Carlton Lodge Activity Centre, Carlton Lodge, Carlton Miniott, Thirsk, YO7 4NJ

Thirsk Skate Park, Yo7 1NS
Strictly No Parking at the HQ

Ride Stats

Distance: 165.4km
Elevation: 2,421m
Feeds: x3

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

Ride Yorkshire Long has everything you’d expect from a Velo29 Sportive! Glorious routes, twisting and turning through villages and fields, car-free where possible and of course, hills!

At 2,421m vert it’s a tough one, make no mistake. The first serious challenge comes at Lofthouse after 30km, it’s a tough climb with a really exciting descent. We enjoy some wonderful views of the Dales from the top before speeding down to the reservoir at the bottom. Onto Fountains Abbey and then into Sawley Village Hall for a famous Velo29 well-stocked feed stop. Oh yes, don’t forget the climb out of Wath on the way!

After feed 1 we join the 2nd part of the figure of 8, heading clockwise towards Ripley Castle. We pass Fewston and Linley reservoirs then on to Bludderhouses before we climb Greenhow. Greenhow heading North is a not too steep but rather long climb. Enjoy! After Greenhow, it’s blast downhill with only a few lumps before we arrive back at Sawley for the 3rd and final feed.

From Sawley it’s downhill for 30km all the way back to the Finish line in Thirsk for an awesome finishers medal, an Erdinger alkoholfrei and a hot BBQ sausage bun!


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