CTC Launch Ron Kitching Ride
by Henry Peacock
The Ron Kitching Ride and Sportive is set to take place in York [23rd June], the ride will take in the North York Moors and Howardian Hills. Based out of the York Cycle Show, there’s a choice of two distances, 100 & 150km with the optional 33% climb of Rosedale Chimney and reputedly the best cake stop anywhere at the legendary Marton Village Hall.
The 100km route takes riders from York up on to the moors before dropping into Hutton-le-Hole and on to Marton. The 150km route tackles the climbs of Farndale and the savage Blakey Bank. After a stop at Danby Moors Centre, the route climbs back over the moors before dropping into Rosedale where the adventurous can take the option of the Chimney, a genuine 33% climb. From there it's a lumpy run through the grounds of Castle Howard and back to the attractions of the York Cycle Show which is taking place at York Racecourse over the weekend.
Riders Old and New
Both routes will be fully signposted, timed, have well stocked feed stops, and mechanical back up on route as well as the start/finish.
Ron Kitching was not only a star racing cyclist but grew his business so that it became one of the world's largest import / export businesses of cycling equipment. He also played a major part in the formation of the York Rally. The ride includes some of Ron's favourite roads over the North Yorkshire Moors.
The Ron Kitching Ride is one of the Shimano Wheel Service test events where selected riders can try out the latest Shimano wheelsets during the event. They are selected via a ballot system.
Entries can be made on-line or by post with a discount for CTC members and group bookings for teams of four or more.
Entry fees: CTC member: £17.00
Non member: £27.00
Team of four : £60.00
Ron Kitching CTC Challenge Ride & Sportive
- 25/06/2011 - York
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