York Leeds York Sportive

Velo29 Events

York Leeds York Sportive
Long Route

2 March 2024

HQ York Auction Centre
YO19 5GF


Distance: 169.8km
Elevation: 1,726m
Ride Time: 6 – 9hrs
Start Time: 07:30 – 08:00
Feeds: x2
Price: £36

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

Departing from Murton to the east of the York, you will head toward the historic city, crossing the River Ouse using the Millennium Bridge and then cycling past The Knavesmire; York’s famous racecourse before you head onto some stunning country roads in the direction of Leeds.

New for 2024 is the great indoor feed stop at East Keswick Village Hall. An indoor feed which is stop 1 and 2. Here you’ll find all the awesome Velo29 feed station treats! Fresh sarnies, a hot brew, local cakes and as much High5 as you can eat! Don’t over do it though as the leg between stop 1 and 2 is the real challenge!

We head to Otley and then into the hills with 2652ft of climbing (and descent) in 25miles as you cycle past the Fewston & Swainsty Reservoirs. At 60.5m (97.3km) you will cycle past the iconic Alsmcliffe Crag before heading back to East Keswick for a second feed stop.

Then it’s back to York, with the last 20miles almost pan flat, you will be able to put the hammer down in anticipation of a Hot BBQ Sausage Bun, Chilled Erdinger alkoholfrei and an awesome finishers medal!


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