The Yorkshire Beast Sportive

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The Yorkshire Beast Sportive

29 June 2024

HQ Thirsk Race Course YO7 1QL


Distance: 327km
Elevation: 5,588m
Ride Time: 16hrs
Feeds: 5
Price: £85
Start: 05:00am sharp
Collect your rider packs from The Race Course Friday evening or from 04:30 Saturday

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

The finish line will close at 22:00


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Back for another year, the toughest day on a bike there is!

Once again you all crossed the line in 2023 claiming this to be the toughest but most amazing day on the bike EVER!

In 2023 we tackled The Dales first and you all told us this was the harder way round. For 2024 we are back to The Moors first, will it make it more achievable? We’ll find out in June 2024!

The concept of The Beast chasing you around Yorkshire really makes this event!. He’s angry and relentless! He chases you all day at 12.5mph! If he passes you, YOU ARE BEASTED and it’s game over!

Typically we have roughly a 75% success rate. Those who make it cross the line in tears of emotion, those who don’t go home empty.

No other event offers the challenge and excitement of THE BEAST!

We depart Thirsk at 05:00 and straight away enjoy Boltby Bank, many of you see The Beast here as he starts to catch you on the climb.

A descent ahead to get some distance on The Beast in readiness for Hawnby!

Hawby to Osmotherey isn’t too bad, you won’t see him here. Then To Stokelsey and Feed 1 at Kildale. We’ve usually had a few victims here, 40 miles in and The Beast has eaten breakfast!

Pace yourself or build a buffer, tactics start to come to play now! 

Feed 1 to Feed 2 is the toughest part of the course. Kildale/ Commondale/ Castleton/ Danby and then BOOM, Caper Hill and Rosedale.

Feed 2 at Hutton-Le-Hole starts a 30 mile flat run back to Thirsk, wind is a factor of course. Usually though you get to Feed 2 ahead of the Beast and you’ve safely completed The Moors.

A tough choice at Thirsk, it’s a tempting bailout point! Power on though. The afternoon is tough but this is what we came here for!

Greenhow isn’t too bad but it’s a lumpy run through to feed 4 at Kilnsey. From Feed 4 to Feed 5 is where you make or break it!

Park Rash then Flow Edge are brutal, especially with 150 miles in the legs!

2 awesome descents but not much fun as the exhaustion kicks in!

Make it to feed 5 at The Dales Bike Centre and only Grinton Moor stands between you and The Beast!

Those who make it collapse on the floor, exhausted and lost for words. Many hug loved ones in tears of emotion, this event is like no other! 

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 2024, you will not have a bigger challenge.

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

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Teepee Glamping

Tepee Glamping – Coming soon…

Limited places, please book soon.

The price of £160 is inclusive for the whole weekend. Check in from 5pm Friday and check out before midday Sunday. Tents are fully carpeted with memory foam mattresses, made up with all bedding, towels and 13.5 tog duvets, towels, mini tables, rugs and lantern. We will have showers and toilets onsite.

It is possible to defer payment at the end of the booking.

Own Camping – Open NOW

On site own camping priced at £15 per night for a tent for up to 4 people and £20 a night for camper/caravan. Arrive Friday from 4pm and be off site Sunday by 10 am.

This must be pre booked using the link above.

Pasta Party – Open NOW

Fuel up the night before The Beast at our infamous Pasta Party. A pasta meal (suitable for vegetarians – other dietary requirements can’t be catered for on this occasion) served with a crusty loaf and a temping dessert all for £5. Bring your own drinks (not too many!) and make a night of it!

This must be pre-booked using the link above.

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Primal 2024 Series Jerseys

The 2024 Series Jersey is here!

Thanks to our clothing partner, Primal Europe Limited we have got 200 amazing jerseys FREE to anyone who rides 400km or more in any 2024 Velo29 Sportive.

Simply book your rides with us and then head over to this LINK to order your FREE jersey. You’ll need to pay for the postage when you order your jersey (£3.50). We’ll check you’ve got 400km booked and once the jerseys land with us (expected mid-Feb) we’ll get them posted.

1 jersey per rider, limited stocks, first come first served. Book early to avoid disappointment.

Your qualifying events cannot be refunded once the jersey has been posted to you (moving to another event might be possible).

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