Sunday 29th March 2015
81 mile Full Classic or 52 mile Semi Classic Options
Staveley Mill Yard, LA8 9LR
Entries open 1st December 2014
Pave, Mur de Huy Style climbs and Roman Roads Both with timed hill climb of the famous Barbon Hill. The third running of this early season Sportive is happy to secure the continued Sponsorship of Wheelbase the UK’s Largest Cycle Store based in Staveley. They will be available on the day and also providing a service vehicle on course. So whether you are training for Fred Whitton or Etape du Dales or just want to make the most of the start of British Summer Time and ride on some of the best cycling roads around. This sportive is enough of a challenge for hardened sportives or first timers option. The routes are all way marked and a route card is given to every competitor at Registration. Emergency numbers will be on the route card and the there will be a following sweep vehicle. Marshals will be at the split point between the long and shorter courses in Dent. The Long route has a feed at Ingleton with hot drinks and food. Electronic timing is provided by Smartiming. Starts will be from 8.30am it is recommend that long course route goes of between 8.30 and 9.30am and shorter routes from 9.30 – 10.30am. You will be set off in groups of 30 at 5 minutes intervals. The course has been designed to take in the organizers favorite roads in the North of England, I hope you will agree and enjoy the views and challenges.
Please read the Riders Guide before the event