The Mini Yorkshire Beast Sportive

Velo29 Events

The Mini Yorkshire Beast Sportive

29 June 2024

HQ Thirsk Race Course YO7 1QL


Distance: 160km
Elevation: 2,436m
Ride Time: 8hrs
Feeds: x2 + 1 water/High5 stop
Price: £50
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


The Mini Beast!

The concept of The Beast is a wonderful one! Chased around Yorkshire’s finest roads by the angry Beast. He hunts you down at 12.5mph, if he catches you it’s over!!

200 miles isn’t for everyone though so we’ve created The Mini Beast!

The concept is the same, depart Thirsk at 05:00 ahead of The Beast as he sets off in pursuit of you around some of Yorkshire’s Finest (and toughest) roads. He’ll be doing 12.5mph, if he catches you it’s GAME OVER! Back to HQ, no medal….go home and try again, if you dare!

100 miles, 2,436m of vert! Boltby Bank, Hawnby, Commondale, Castleton, Caper Hill and of course Rosedale Chimney!

Tough, exciting, fun and rewarding … if you make it!

Stay with us in your tent/ motorhome/ caravan at The Racecourse. Bring the family to support/ scrape you of the road!

Coming soon…

Get yourself a limited print 2024 Beast Jersey from Primal Europe.

Purchase directly from Primal and they will post them to you.

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

The Mini Best Route Map

Rider Manual



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Get your rider times, free certificates and event images here.

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 – Coming soon…

On site own camping will be available soon. 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 – Coming soon…

There will be a pasta meal served at the Race Course for £6 including an amazing cake.

This must be pre-booked using the link above.

A Beginner’s Guide to Sportive Riding

What to Expect in a Velo29 Sportive


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