Ripon Tour Sportive

Velo29 Events

Ripon Tour Sportive

13th July 2024

Parking :

No parking at the HQ!

Please park at the Race Course and ride to the HQ.


Carlton Lodge Activity Centre,

Carlton Miniott,




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

Rider Manual

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Get your rider times, free certificates and event images here.

A Beginner’s Guide to Sportive Riding

What to Expect in a Velo29 Sportive

Ripon Tour was launched in 2014 to celebrate the Tour de France Grand Depart. Was that really almost 10 years ago!! The Sportive was a victim of the pandemic, the last edition of this great event was 2019. We used to run it with Ripon Tri-Club and start from the Racecourse, something that isn’t possible this year.

For Ripon Tour reborn we’ll use Thirsk as the HQ and Tour via Ripon on the way back. Intentionally we’ve softened off the vert of the Medium and Long from the old Ripon Route but added a few more glorious KMs. We expect (hope) that the sun is shinning so this mid-summer Sportive will be an enjoyable one for sure!

3 great routes as always, if hills are your thing then go Long for The Buttertubs (from Hawes) and Robin Cross Hill. Well stocked feeds every 25 miles, brilliant signage and miles of smiles as with every Velo29 Sportive.

We’ve retained the legacy Ripon Tour Medal, many of you who have ridden with us a lot in recent years won’t remember this event. We’ve been keen to extend the series into the summer for you, this is a great way to do so.


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