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White Rose Classic

White Rose Classic

June 26 2022
Ilkley, Yorkshire, UK
Status: The date for the event has not yet been confirmed.

Widely considered the premier Yorkshire road cycling sportive, the White Rose Classic offers three challenging routes which will take you into the heart of the stunning Yorkshire Dales. You will take in some of the iconic climbs which have made the Yorkshire Dales a cycling mecca for professional (2014 Tour de France, 2018 Tour de Yorkshire, 2019 World Championships) and amatuers alike. All routes start and end in Ilkley and none are to be taken lightly!

The Grassington Short Route (49miles/79km and 4222ft/1287m climbing) takes in the Norwood Edge climb en-route to Grassington, returning along the picturesque Wharfedale valley, and the challenging Langbar climb a few short miles from the finish.

The Settle Medium Route (84miles/135km and 6911ft/2106m) continues on from the Grassington feed station.  The Route heads up quiet Littondale to Halton Gill before turning west toward Settle. From there, riders slog up the notorious Albert Hill climb and out of the Ribble Valley, returning via Wharfedale.

The epic Hawes Long Route (120miles/192km and 10,645ft/3245m!) is right up there with the hardest Dales routes. It adds the infamous Fleet Moss on the way to Hawes and the misleadingly quaint-sounding Coal Road from Garsdale Head towards Dent. It then heads into 2 of the quietest dales: Deepdale and Kingsdale. It is a route which your head and legs will remember for years to come.

Optional group rides leaving from the Start area at even intervals let you ride with friends, old and newly-made, in a supportive environment, helping you achieve what you only dreamed of before.

The tough final climb of Langbar at the White Rose Classic Sportive

 
Routes: 49, 84, 120 miles
Difficulty of Greatest Route: E - Extreme terrain with frequent steep hills and long sustained climb
Entry Limit: 1000
 
Start Times / Itinerary

Start is open from 6:30 until 9:30.  Long Route riders must start by 7:30, Medium Route by 8:30.

After ride meal available from 13:30 until 18:30.  Live music all afternoon

Costs

Entry is £45 for all routes.  All routes fully signed.  Includes feed stations, and after ride meal.

What's Included?

Entry fee entitles rider to ride any of the 3 event routes.  Select a route when registering, but changes can be made up to the day of the event, including after starting.

Fee includes electronic timing with live, online display of times, fully-stocked feed stations, on-the-road mechanical support, roving ambulance service, radio communications in areas with no mobile coverage, after-ride meal, and free parking.

Feed stations have energy drinks, bars, gels, as well as cakes, pasteries, homemade sandwiches, and other savoury and sweet snacks and fresh fruit.

Entry fee includes a unique event momento, and priceless views of the Yorkshire Dales.

Packet Pickups

SignOn starts at 6:00 Sunday 21 June at Event HQ, Nell Bank Centre.

Prize / Race Categories

Timing standards, including separate female standards.  

Male

- Long Route: Gold: 7:55hrs, Silver: 9:15hrs, Bronze: finishing

- Medium Route: Gold: 5:55hrs, Silver: 7:00hrs, Bronze: finishing

- Short Route: Gold: 3:25hrs, Silver 3:55hrs, Bronze: finishing

Female

- Long Route: Gold: 9:05hrs, Silver: 10:35hrs, Bronze: finishing

- Medium Route: Gold: 6:50hrs, Silver: 8:00hrs, Bronze: finishing

- Short Route: Gold: 4:05hrs, Silver 4:40hrs, Bronze: finishing

Facilities
Adequate Car Parking
Free Parking
Toilets / Changing Rooms
Sign On Desk
Registration/Entry On the Day
 
Support for Participants
Route Signposted
First Aid
Emergency Contact No
Marshalls
Escort / Police Escort
Roving Mechanical Support
Mechanical Support at Rest Stops
 
Features
Electronic Start/Finish Timing
Strava KOM
Strava QOM
Results Within 24 Hours
Photos
Downloadable GPS files
Free Training Rides
Post Ride Shower
Finish Line Chute
 
Nutrition
Feed / Aid Stations
Post Event Meal(s) Provided As Part of Entry
 
Event Size
500 - 1999 Riders
 
Start Address: Nell Bank Centre, Denton Road, Ilkley, West Yorkshire, LS29 0DE
 
 
 
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