The Yorkshire Beast Sportive

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The Yorkshire Beast Sportive

24 June 2023

HQ Thirsk Race Course YO7 1QL


Distance: 203.2miles (327km)
Elevation: 18,333ft (5,588m)
Ride Time: 16hrs
Feeds: 5
Price: £85
Start: 05:00am Sharp
Chips are posted to you on Monday 14th June.

All riders must complete the event after 16 hours of riding/12.5mph.

The Finish Line will Close at 22:00

Back for another year, the toughest day on a bike there is! Climb 18,000 ft over 200 miles whilst chased by the Yorkshire Beast at 12.5mph. When he catches you, it’s game over!

The 2022 HQ will again be Thirsk Race Course. It’s better positioned for Beasted riders as it also serves as feed 3, should you bail out! The facilities are great and it’s more accessible from the A1/ A19 with more local accomodation choices.

We are sticking with the 2021 route, the figure of 8 worked really well. A morning in the Yorkshire Moors, an afternoon and early evening (late for some) in the Dales. Who knows, for 2023 we might change and do the Dales first!

Sector 4 – 5 (Kilnsey to The Dales Bike Centre) is where he’ll get you. 140 miles in the legs and Park Rash followed by Flow Edge, you’ve got to be at the top of your game, there is no blagging it there. Make it to feed 5 (DBC) and “only” Grinton Moor and a ride into Thirsk stand between you and the “I Beat The Beast” wall!

600 people have now Beaten The Beast but many have failed, a very select group have battled and beaten The Beast 3 times! 2022 will no doubt see some try for a 4th crown! Mad/ Brave/ Fearless, call them what you will but you need to be quie a rider to take on The Beast!

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 2022, you will not have a bigger challenge.

The Yorkshire Beast Cycling Jersey

Get yourself a limited print 2022 Beast Jersey from Primal Europe.

Purchase direct from Primal and they will post them to you, orders after 3 May will arrive after the event.

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

In the week before the event from 10am Tuesday until 18:00 Thursday we need you to complete a Pre-Event Questionaire and Book a Start Slot – ESSENTIAL please

Pre-Event Questionaire & Start Slot Booking

No entries on the day.
Entries close on Sunday night 1 week before the event.

For any questions relating to Pre-Event Questionnaire, Time Slot Booking or missing Timing Chips, email

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Read a guide by Dave Lloyd on how to tackle the Beast.

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Yorkshire Beast jersey

Primal Europe have produced some awesome event jerseys for the 2022 Sportive Series, order yours direct here from Primal.

Order in good time to have it before the event!

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Teepee Glamping

Teepee Glamping

Limited places, please book soon.

Book Teepee Camping

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

Please contact for specifics on the Tee Pees. These are pop-up Tee Pees in rural locations, so please check if you have specific expectations.

Pasta Party

There will be a pasta meal served at the Race Course on Friday 24th June 18:30 for £6 including an amazing cake!

This needs to be booked in advance here, please.

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Sunday Breakfast

Breakfast is served from 07:30 on Sunday.
Bacon Bun for £3.

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Iconic Events Challenge

Iconic Events

All your 2022 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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