2018 Haute Route North America

Bronte Cobbled Classic Challenge Ride

Challenge Ride Four

June 16 2018
Yorkshire, UK

This ride has immense character taking in sections of the 2017 Tour de Yorkshire route as well as several more minor roads and even a ride past the famous Druid’s Temple near Masham in North Yorkshire!

From the start in Ilkley we head north and soon dig into the gradual climb up Askwith Moor to warm the legs up before heading over to Pateley Bridge. After a left turn just before the village you head up Nidderdale to tackle the challenging and rewarding Cote de Lofthouse, used in the 2017 edition of le Tour de Yorkshire. A glorious descent to Leighton Reservoir soon enough delivers you to the foot of the road to the mystical "Druids Temple', which is worth a stop! Offer a sacrifice here if you wish, but make sure you hold onto your remaining energy for the rest of the ride! No big hills from now on, it's undulating terrain through some delightful Yorkshire villages before the final descent for home.

Distance: 69 miles
2,257m ascent
See our website for detailed route mapped on Strava
Key Climbs:
Askwith Moor
Cote de Lofthouse

About YVT Challenge Rides

Put simply, one Saturday each month from May to September we are hosting a fully supported classic day ride. The routes are incredibly varied with each one having its own very distinct character to show off the wide variety of terrain and scenery in the Yorkshire Dales and South Pennines.

The rides are an exclusive individual guided and supported experience similar to ‘sportive’ ride in that there is a set route, but are not timed. What you get over and above a typical sportive is a pre-ride bike check, a support vehicle and team mechanic, the benefit of riding in a small group with your own dedicated ride leader and a top café stop. The rides are a great way of exploring new territory in safe hands of YVT and will be of interest to local riders as well as visitors to the area. We guarantee to give you an epic day out that will last long in your memory! If you are concerned about running out of energy on the ride, there are up to 5 spaces available in the support vehicle, so you can hop on board if necessary.

Bronte Cobbled Classic Challenge Ride

 
Routes: 55 miles
Difficulty of Greatest Route: C - Moderate terrain with rolling short steep hills or moderate, sustained climbs
 
Support for Participants
SAG Wagon
 
Nutrition
Feed / Aid Stations
 
Start Address: Wheatley Arms Wheatley Lane Ilkley LS298pp
 
 
 
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