The Yorkshire Beast Sportive

Velo29 Events

The Yorkshire Beast Sportive

19 June 2021

HQ Thirsk Race Course Yo 71 QL

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Distance: 203.2 miles
Elevation: 16,329.8 ft (RWGPS)
Ride Time: 16hrs
Feeds: 5
Price: £80
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 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, 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’ve made some minor route changes for this 3rd edtion, the Beast is now a figure of 8 taking it back via the HQ. This aids our logistics and ability to look after BEASTED riders more safely.

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.

The Yorkshire Beast Cycling Jersey

Get yourself a limited print 2021 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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Order a Women’s Jersey

We post Timing Chips and Rider Numbers to you on Monday 14th June

You must complete a COVID Questionnaire and Book a Start Slot, this will open at 10am Monday 14th June and most be completed by 20:00 Wednesday 16th June please.

Covid Questionaire & Start Slot Booking

No entries on the day.
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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Beast Guide

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

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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.


Due to ongoing Covid restrictions we are not able to offer Camping on site this year, there are some local campsites, B&Bs and hotels for you to book.

Pasta Party

There will be a pasta meal served for people who are staying in tepee tents on the Race Course on Friday 18th June 18:30

This needs to be booked in advance here please.

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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

Jersey offer extended until 1st June, be quick.

Enter any 4 2021 Sportives 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!

We have XS/ M/ XL/ 3XL here in stock to post to you.

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

You must have entered the 4th event by 1st June 2021.


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