The Yorkshire Beast Sportive

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The Yorkshire Beast Sportive

19 June 2021

HQ Carlton Outdoor Activity Centre

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Distance: 324.4km
Elevation: 4,968m
Ride Time: 16hrs
Feed: Hovingham
Price: £80
Start: 05:00am Sharp
18th June
14:00 – 19:00
We highly recommend you register on the 18th so you can fit your number to your bike and chip to your helmet then ‘just turn up’ and start on the 19th.
There is a safe place to leave bikes overnight if you so wish.

19th June
04:00 – 04:45

All riders must start at 05:00 sharp.

All riders must complete the event by 21:08 – 16 hours of riding/12.5mph.

Back for another year, the toughest day on a bike there is! Climb 15,000ft over 200 miles whilst chased by the Yorkshire Beast at 12.5mph. When he catches you, it’s game over!

A new HQ for year 3, Carlton Miniott Outdoor Centre which was feed 1 in 2019. It’s better positioned for Beasted riders as its close to feed 3 Alne should you bail out! The facilities are great and it’s more accessible from the A1/ A19 with more local hotel choices.

400 people have now Beaten The Beast but many have failed, only a select few have tried and succeed twice, if those select riders whish to go for the hattrick they can do so for free, just drop us an email! Places in the Beast Triple Club and the most exclusive!

Everyone who rides the Beast tells us it’s the toughest Sportive there is, they draw a comparison with other ultra-challenge events and without question, the Beast is the toughest!

A day to remember forever! Enter now and set your goal high for 2021, you will not have a bigger challenge.

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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Entries close 6 days before the event.

For any questions relating to COVID Questionnaire, Time Slot Booking or missing Timing Chips, email

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Camping will be available at Carlton Miniott Outdoor Centre and will be £20 per person for the weekend. Same price if you stay 1 or 2 nights.

No Camper Vans or Caravans this year as there isn’t space and there is an official site in the Village of Carlton Miniott.

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Pasta Party

Anyone who hasn’t booked camping and would like to come to the Beast Pasta Party the night before the event, please use the link below. (It’s included in the camping price).

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Iconic Events Challenge

All your 2021 challenges in one package!

We are excited to reveal this amazing 3 part medal available only to riders completing all 3 iconic events.

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2021 Series Jersey

2021 Series Jersey

Enter any 4 2021 Sportives before the 31st March 2021 and receive this awesome Primal Europe LTD unique series jersey FREE!

Limited to 200 copies, this is the 9th year we have offered a jersey!
The 2021 jersey is the same cut as 2020, with the aero sleeves and new pocket design. This quality of jersey retails at £65!

Stock will arrive late Feb and be posted to you. Available in XS/S/M/L/XL/2XL/3XL.

Once you’ve entered 4 or more events contact us at

You must have entered the 4th event before 31st March 2021.


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