Whitby Sportive

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Whitby Sportive
Short Route

5 June 2021

HQ West Cliff Primary School
YO21 3EF

Stats

Distance: 46.5 km
Elevation: 882.3 metres
Ride Time: 2 – 4hrs
Start: 08:30 – 08:45
Feed:
Price: £25

We post Timing Chips and Rider Numbers to you on the Tuesday before the event.

You must complete a COVID Questionnaire and Book a Start Slot, this will open 5 days before and close 2 days before the event.

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Short route riders will set off third in the Whitby Grand Depart and follow the road along West Cliff. Heading North through the beautiful seaside village of Sandsend all routes tackle the climb of Lythe Bank at 2.7miles. The routes now include the climb of Ellerby Bank at 9 miles in. From there everyone head across the A171 and drops down into the picturesque village of Lealholm for the feed stop which includes award-winning pork pies.

It is here we have our first route split so look out for your correct route after the feed station.

Up out of Lealholm after the feed then dropping into Glaisdale and down to the River Esk BUT! be careful on the descent as it is fast with a tight turn under the bridge. You will now pass Beggar’s Bridge built by Thomas Ferris in 1619. Make sure you are in the correct gear as you will almost immediately be faced with the formidable Limber Hill which is a short sharp shock.

You now have a lovely ride through Egton and great descent into Grosmont the home of the North Yorkshire Moors Railway (used as the Hogwarts Express in the Harry Potter films). Crossing the railway there is a short sharp climb out of the village which bears left and continues along the road to Slights then you follow the River Esk into Ruswarp where you cross the river and take the quiet Larpool Lane back into Whitby where you can enjoy a FREE beer, sausage bun and massage and don’t forget your MEDAL.

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The tough one, the original Tour of the Peak is here if you are tough enough to take it on! Over 10,000ft and 115 Miles certainly isn’t for the faint-hearted, three killer climbs, relentless climbing, one goal, to survive!

Have you got what it takes to get through this one? There’s only one way of finding out!

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Teepee Glamping

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Limited places, please book soon.

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Due to local restrictions and space available there is no “Own Tent” camping available at our events this year. Glamping is the only option.

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