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A brand new event for 2014 to celebrate the Yorkshire Grand Depart of Le Tour!

We wanted to do something special to mark this huge occasion in Yorkshire and what better way than riding 101 miles of the 101st Tour de France, here on our own roads!

The event is not a one hit wonder, it will become part of the legacy of the Grand Tour and its visit to Yorkshire in 2014. We anticipate thousands of riders will take part and we’ve priced the event to be as accessible as possible to all without compromising the great features we offer.

The Ripon Tour Sportive will depart from Ripon Race Course (with camping available) and head out quickly to join the route of stage 1 of the 2014 Tour Route.

Over the 101 miles you will ride through the amazing North Yorkshire countryside on the same now hallowed roads as used in Le Tour the previous week. The roads will still be painted with the riders names and you too will feel like a Tour Star as you ascend these great climbs alongside thousands of other Sportive riders.

The short route at 40 miles takes in some spectacular scenery and a challenging climb to Lofthouse before an amazing long decent to join Le Tour route for a fast run in to the Ripon finish.

Full details will be launched on a specific event website very soon and online entry will be open from 1st December on the http://www.entrylive.com/ site.

Long Route £30   Short Route £25

The Ripon Tour Sportive | velo29eventsvelo29events.

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26 Apr 14 Velo29-Altura Daffodils Sportive 2014 North Yorkshire Cycle Sportive
Date Start Ride name Duration Entry fee (from)
26 Apr 14 08:00 Long Route 140km / 88m £20.00
26 Apr 14 08:00 Medium Route 122km / 77m £20.00
26 Apr 14 08:00 Short Route 57km / 36m £15.00

Full event information here

17 May 14 The Wooler Wheel Borderlands Northumberland Cycle Sportive
Date Start Ride name Duration Entry fee (from)
17 May 14 07:30 Wooler Wheel Borderlands 170km 170km / 107m
17 May 14 08:00 Wooler Wheel Borderlands 100k 100km / 63m
17 May 14 08:00 Wooler Wheel Borderlands 60k 60km / 38m
17 May 14 08:00 Wooler Wheel Borderlands Junior 30km / 19m

Full event information here

7 Jun 14 The Haydon Hundred Northumberland Cycle Sportive
Date Start Ride name Duration Entry fee (from)
7 Jun 14 08:00 Haydon Hundred Mega 100km / 63m £19.40
7 Jun 14 08:00 Haydon Hundred Midi 60km / 38m £19.40

Full event information here

21 Jun 14 Virgin Money Cyclone Challenge Rides Tyne And Wear Cycle Sportive
Date Start Ride name Duration Entry fee (from)
21 Jun 14 08:00 Ride C 167km / 104m £28.00
21 Jun 14 09:00 Ride B 101km / 63m £28.00
21 Jun 14 10:00 Ride A 53km / 33m £28.00

Full event information here

12 Jul 14 Velo29-Altura Endeavour Sportive Cleveland Cycle Sportive
Date Start Ride name Duration Entry fee (from)
12 Jul 14 08:00 le Tour de Moor 160km / 100m
12 Jul 14 08:00 Long Route 150km / 94m
12 Jul 14 08:00 Medium Route 92km / 58m
12 Jul 14 08:00 Short Hard Route 61km / 39m
12 Jul 14 08:00 Short Easy Route 57km / 36m

Full event information here

20 Jul 14 Marie Curie Cancer Care Etape Pennines Barnard Castle Cycle Sportive
Date Start Ride name Duration Entry fee (from)
20 Jul 14 01:00 Marie Curie Cancer Care Etape Pennines 07 hr 30 mins / plus 1 laps / 98km / 61m £63.00

Full event information here

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Enter The Wiggle Northern Angel Sportive:

Date: Sunday 20th July 2014, Location: Kirkley, Newcastle
Course GPS GPX Rating Price Book
Epic
94 Miles

Garmin

GPX File
4.5/5 £30 BUY NOW
Standard
80 Miles

Garmin

GPX File
4/5 £30 BUY NOW
Short
67 Miles

Garmin

GPX File
3/5 £20 BUY NOW

– See more at: http://www.ukcyclingevents.co.uk/events/wiggle-northern-angel-sportive/#sthash.4yz3IhJO.dpuf

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Enter The Wiggle Hell of Hexham Sportive:

Date: Saturday 9th August 2014, Location Hexham
Course GPS GPX Rating Price Book
Epic
99 Miles

Garmin

GPX File
5/5 £30 BUY NOW
Standard
86 Miles

Garmin

GPX File
4.5/5 £30 BUY NOW
Short
52 Miles

Garmin

GPX File
3.5/5 £20 BUY NOW

– See more at: http://www.ukcyclingevents.co.uk/events/wiggle-hell-of-hexham-sportive/#sthash.ZQPSe2DQ.dpuf

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Great NORTH Bike Ride

Great North Bike Ride 24th August 2014

The Great North Bike Ride starts from Seahouses at approximately 9:00am. You will cycle along the beautiful North Northumberland coastline. A designated area of outstanding natural beauty, Seahouses is the ideal starting point to explore this magnificent part of England. After cycling an estimated 60 miles along the scenic coastline you will arrive at Tynemouth Priory and Castle. Entry Fee is £25 to include cycle top, medal and refreshments.

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Durham BIG Ride – The Beast

TBC September 2014

Three rides 3, 10 and 25 mile during early September. 50 mile Beast of a ride on a seperate Sunday
The Durham Big Ride and The Beast are two great Sunday’s of cycling in Durham. Durham Big Ride is a family day with rides of 3, 10 and 25 miles while a week later The Beast is 50 miles of hills around Durham. Both are well signed and all finishers get goodie bag etc. Dates are normally the first and second Sunday of September but watch facebook and twitter for updates.

 

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Etape Pennines – ‘THE TOUGHER YOUNGER BROTHER’

Date: 20th July 2014
Location: County Durham, England
Distance: 60 miles
Etape Pennines, the toughest event in the Etape Series, is changing slightly for 2014 based on feedback from competitors. Taking place on 20th July, the event has been moved forward by approximately two months so that it takes place in the peak of British summertime and is now shortened to 60miles. 400 FREE PLEDGE PLACES will be available to those who sign up to raise money for Marie Curie Cancer Care.

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This blog has been written to try and clear up some commonly misunderstood rules of the road relating to cyclists. A lot of people think they know the law and will gladly share their opinion on it with others without having actually read the Highway Code so this website should help clear a few matters up.

Cyclists are allowed to cycle two abreast!

Rule 66 states you should never cycle more than two abreast, and ride in single file on narrow or busy roads.
This means cycles are perfectly legal to cycle side by side on most roads in the UK. Obviously some common sense needs to be used to work out if and when cyclists need to single out to let cars overtake but on the majority of UK roads cycling 2 abreast is allowed. Usually a group of cyclists will shout forward that a car is waiting (“Car Up”) and if the road is too narrow for the car to pass the group safely while they are two abreast they will single out. However, if there is enough room but there are oncoming cars preventing the overtake the group will probably not single out.

via UK Road Cycling Laws and Rules Explained: Cycling Two Abreast.

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