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York Rally Grande Classic Sportive

20/09/2015 - York - Sportive

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Entries are invited for the York Rally Grande Classic Sportive on the 20th September 2015. This is the second time the volunteer team behind the York Rally have run this event, and for 2015 it'll be more polished but with the same friendly approach and legendary cake!

Three routes are available, taking riders north of York from the start point at Wigginton Village Hall into the Howardian Hills and then on into the North York Moors. An easy 36 km family route stays largely on the flat, while the 100 km and 140 km routes both take in spectacular Moors scenery. The challenging 140k includes the fearsome Rosedale Chimney Bank - with an optional bypass route for those who don't fancy its severe gradients! Refreshments, sag and broom wagons and marshalls at difficult junctions will all be provided. Visit the York Rally Grande Classic Sportive web page for maps, GPX & KML downloads (soon) and enter online via British Cycling.

This Sportive is being organised as a fundraiser by the volunteer committee which is working to revive the York Rally, which ran from 1945 until its recent demise in 2012. The event will return to York's Knavesmire on the 20-21st June 2015. We need to raise funds to cover the costs of a 'back to basics' event, to carry on the decades-long tradition of the Rally as a cycling get-together to meet old friends and enjoy cycling fellowship. Full details of the committee and current plans are on the new York Rally website and any support or feedback at this early stage will really help. There is a Friends of York Rally supporter's club and if you have ideas for us, or could dedicate any time as a volunteer, please do contact the committee or come along to our next meeting. Clubs, associations and cycling interest groups of all sorts are warmly invited to be at the Rally too: we have almost unlimited space on the Knavesmire for anyone to run activities or just to gather and catch up.

As the first revived Rally will have already happened (on the 20-21st June) all funds raised from the 2015 Sportive will be used to stage the Rally again in 2016, or (and we hope not) to make up for any funding shortfall in 2015. Please do join the Sportive and we look forward to meeting you there on the 20th September and also in June on the Knavesmire in York!

Peter Eland
Publicity Officer
York Rally Committee


Event Website http://www.yorkrally.dougiereid.co.uk/sportive-20th-sept-2015/

HQ/Start Address
Address Line 1 Wigginton Village Hall
Address Line 2 Wiggington
Town York
County North Yorkshire
Postcode YO32 2FZ
 
Event Facilities
Adequate Car Parking Facilities Adequate Car Parking Facilities
Food & Drink (Pre/Post Event) Food & Drink (Pre/Post Event)
Sign-on at HQ Sign-on at HQ

Support for Participants
SAG wagon following laster rider(s) SAG wagon following laster rider(s)

Organiser Details
Name Paul Reid
Email Email Hidden
Phone 01697343089
County North Yorkshire
Postcode YO32 2FZ





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This event's shortened URL is: https://cyclosport.org/6759