Mountain bike, hybrid or road bike is most suitable for the 30 ml route.
Hybrid or road is most suitable for the 60 ml or 103 ml route.
If you decide to ride a mountain bike on the longer routes we would highly recommend you put slick tyres on (smoother rubber)
It is course your choice of bike but the bigger and heavier the bike the harder the ride will be.
Yes, this year we are pleased to announce we have the facility to hire bikes thanks to our main sponsor All Terrain Cycles. So those who want to try a road bike for the day or are unable to transport their bike to the sportive we advise pre booking and hiring a bike. Please note hire bikes cannot be hired on the day and must be pre booked prior to the event date. Riders will need their own helmet as these do not come with bike hire and sorry but no helmet = no ride.
Cost is £30 for the day and All Terrain Cycles are kindly donating all money raised from bike hire towards the final fundraising totals.
Bikes available are Trek hybrids (Ladies and Gents) and Giant Defy Road bikes.
Please arrange all bookings and pre payment with All Terrain directly and call Tony or Tasha Booth on 01274 588488. When booking please make it clear it is for the YLCC sportive.
Registration will take place on Saturday between 4.30pm-6.30pm and on the Sunday between 6.15am – 8.15am. The aim is to set those riders cycling the long route off first.
This will depend on a number of things:
Your average speed
How many stops you make and how long you stop for
Mechanical problems (Please check your bike beforehand and make sure it is road worthy)
Having said all that if your average speed is 10 mile an hr a 30 mile ride will take 3 hrs 20 min with a break.
Average 12 mile hr for 60 miles with 30 mile break (2 × 15 mins) will take 5.5 hrs
Average speed 12 mile hr for 103 miles with 1hr break (4 × 15 mins) 9.5hrs
These are only a rough guidelines as sometimes you will be faster or slower than the average speed depending on climbs on the route.
The 30 ml will be flattish and on mainly quiet roads, there will be a few cheeky climbs (nothing major) there will be marshals on busy junctions.
The 60 ml follows the same route as the other routes then heads off towards the hills, the route is flatish for the the 1st 30 miles and then starts to climb, Lovely flattish bit to finish on!
The 100 ml follows the same route as 30+60 ml for first part then splits from the 60 ml at approx 35 mls heading off towards Ampleforth and taking in just a couple more hills. It then follows a flattish route home!
All routes are signed and will have marshals at certain points along the way. Our signage is shown below and it is important to look out for the split route signs as shown …..or you may end up peddling further than you want to!
Yes we would just ask that if you let us know before you set off or if you tell the marshal at the split point and you can only change if you are doing the 60 or 100 ml.
We will have 1 feed station on the 30 ml route, 2 feed stations on the 60 ml route and 4 feed stations on the 100 ml route – plus a water stop.
The stations will have various snacks and drinks available, the two longer routes will have sandwiches.
We advise each rider to also bring their own snacks and drinks.
Feed station 1 – Mousemans Cafe, Kilburn, 30 mile and 60 mile routes. Toilets available.
Feed station 2 – Great Ouseburn village hall 60 mile and 100 mile routes. Toilets available.
Feed station 3 – Crayke sports and community hall 60 mile and 100 mile routes. Toilets available.
Feed station 4 – Rusty bike cafe, Swainby 100 mile route. Toilets available.
Feed station 5- Fox & Hounds Bullamoor 100 mile route. Toilet available.
Water stop – for 100 mile route . This will be about 7-8 mile from the finish for encouragement and a well needed gel. No toilet available.
We will have some specific dietary food at the feed stations e.g. dairy free and gluten free, please help us to help you and let us know if you have a specific dietary requirement. You will have to ask at the feed stations as we will only have a limited amount of this food, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any specific dietary requirements.
Feed station 4 and the rolling water stop are the only ones that do not have toilets, if needs be use a bush but don’t forget to check for nettles first.
You will have an emergency contact number for mechanics on your numbers.
We will have mechanics going around the course on motorbikes, they will have emergency supplies on them, you are expected to carry your own tubes and pump as the mechanics may not have your size tube.
We cannot guarantee the mechanics can get to you quickly so please ensure you know how to change a tyre.
At Carlton Lodge Activity Centre B&B with pasta party on the Saturday night for £25 pp.
Sunday is available too for £15 B&B no evening meal, plenty of places nearby for food.
Pasta party 6.15pm
This will be a choice of pasta dishes with garlic bread and salad it will also include desert.
Breakfast will be served from 6.30am with bacon butties at 7am
We can cater for all dietary needs with prior notice.
The accommodation is basic in shared dormitories (bring the whole club, lady members only) some of the dorms are just 2 sharing so book early.
Bedding is provided but you need to bring a towel. Tea, coffee and juice is available in the buildings for you to help yourself to.
Camping is available at £10 per two person tent per night. Tents bigger than a 2 person or campervan is £15 or more depending on how many occupants.
Camping is also available Friday and Sunday.
NB There is a large group booked on site on the Friday night already.
Pasta Party/ Breakfast.
This can be booked by anyone – camping or not.
Pasta party £10
All proceeds from the accommodation will be divided between the charities.
If you want to enquire re accommodation please email email@example.com
We will reply with payment details and this will confirm your booking.
There are also lots of Hotels and B&B’s nearby
Yes no helmet no ride under British cycling rules.