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The Ryedale Rumble CANCELLED

02/09/2012 - North York Moors and Ryedale - Sportive

Rating: Rate this Event Now
Previous Years Rating: 95.3% based on 80 reviews

Previous Years Event Ratings

Rated Event: 98.889%

scruffy_teddy wrote:

My first sportif and an amazing introduction to this branch of cycling. As a local I can vouch that the route planning has picked up the best roads in the area and the longest route deserves more entrants. Super slick organisation with an incredibly friendly atmosphere... I will be back.


Rated Event: 100.000%

Marksydney wrote:

This was my first ever event (route 3) & I really enjoyed it. I'm 57 & new-ish to the sport of cycling. I found it very tough at times but the day was totally rewarding. The organisation was friendly & professional, the routes were very well signed. We were on quiet roads for the vast amount of the event & I'm very pleased with my over weight, lycra clad, old little self cos I got a silver finish time. I will be back next year hopefully for a gold - give it a go it's great.....if a tad mountainous!


Rated Event: 78.889%

wrote:

I entered route 3 the 49 mile and Loved it. First time I have entered and would do it again. Scenery was unbeatable ! The route shouldnt be underestimated though, it was very hilly with a very hard major climb at church houses. The feed stop was well located and very well stocked with savoury and sweet all home made and were delicious. Timing system was efficient and easy to use. Certificated at the end were given as soon as you scanned in and no queuing what so ever ! The only thing that surprised me was lack of crowd support. It was non existent at the start and finish. One group of people on the hold route clapped as we went passed. Overall though a superb well organised event ! Great cause too.


Rated Event: 94.350%

wrote:

A great event again, had to take it easy on the climbs as my form was awful but still got under 7hrs so i cant complain. The ethos behind these events is supposed to be a challenge ride (man against mountain or man against the clock not man against man) for all levels of riders, if u want the results listed in numerical order then do it yourself, i assume we all have computers? The feed stations and helpers were spot on again signage spot on and the water stops a the top of Blakey and the Chimney were a welcome sight. If anything let the event down it was the attitude of some the riders , it costs nothing to say thankyou to the volounteers at the stations who have probably stood around for a good 10hrs waiting for you! ive never riden an event of this severity and not taken my own food, gels or fruit with me from the outset so i never end up going without if a station runs out of supplies.....how hard can this be? and for those poeple who throw the empty packets everywhere even when they've following cars??? you know who you are 119 just do us a favour and take up another sport.


Rated Event: 99.900%

wrote:

Excellent event, well organised. Rode it twice now & the organisers have improved every year. Will be back next year. Highly recommend riding this event - stunning countryside


Rated Event: 97.680%

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Rated Event: 99.900%

wrote:

Brilliant event- thanks. My first of I hope many.


Rated Event: 99.900%

wrote:

spot on keep up the good work see you next year
2nd year riding the Rumble even better than last year,big thanks to event organisers for a perfect day.As for lastminutes rant one word of advice mate get a camelbak and two x 1ltr water bottles thats what i do when i train the same terrain 110 miles distance every sunday without stopping once for the whole ride.


Rated Event: 94.350%

wrote:

A brilliant day, organised and run by an extremely friendly team, it is difficult to see where this event could be improved upon. Good luck to those riders who strive to post the fastest times, we all like to test ourselves, but this has to be done within the parameters of a sportive, you should not expect the organisers to change things to suit your racing aspirations.


Rated Event: 95.460%

wrote:

really enjoyed the event, lovely day, and fantastic views.
Will be back again next year.

Thanks to all those who helped on the day, must take a lot of work to put together.


Rated Event: 98.790%

wrote:

Absolutely fantastic loved it from start to finish, well done to all involved.


Rated Event: 95.460%

wrote:

One of the best ive done. Plenty of food and WATER at feeds, plus on top of the two big climbs,
No need to RUN OUT of water on route! Keep the route the same.


Rated Event: 87.690%

wrote:

Very good but very hard event, Boltby Bank is just evil!


Rated Event: 87.690%

Pete the novice wrote:

I've never commented on a Sportive forum before but felt I had to lend a supportive voice.
I thought this was a fantastic, well organised and effective event. The helpers were all pleasant and seemed to know what they were doing and the location was stunning.
Without wanting to sound slushy II'm just grateful you kept going with running the event even with the entry numbers down on previous years, as I thoroughly enjoyed it.
I am no stranger to 100 mile sportives but prefer the Route 2 for the Rumble as it is sufficiently ardous for me and has a nice fast finish from Blakey back to keep the excitement going and to allow me to make inroads against fellow riders who passed me on the hills.
Although the expression "it's not a race" always crops up with Sportives I have never entered a cycle race in my lfe as I am relatively new to cycling, so having a chance to compare yourself with other riders and try for my own personal best is what makes the event special to me.
By way of comparison, I entered the York 100 last sunday - very much enjoyed it, but they wouldn't even give me a time, repeating the same mantra above. That to me spoils and downgrades the event to that of an organised trip and not an opportunity to challenge your own time against your peers.


Rated Event: 96.570%

wrote:

This is probably the toughest ride I'll do this year, and is my favourite sportive.

The volunteers are really friendly and helpful, the feed stops are the best stocked (quantity and choice) of any of the sportives I've done and I think it's the best value as well (I'm sat here wearing my Rumble 2010 T-shirt!).

The only criticism I can make is that for all the lung bursting up hill efforts, the descents are often technical and in some cases with a lot of gravel and debris. There's the descent after Boltby Bank for instance, which drops down to a deep ford. I'm sure the two blokes we saw that had fallen in would have preferred another route down!

I don't know the area well enough to say if this is a fair criticism or not, but if there was a way to avoid some of these tight descents and take in a few more fast open roads it would make my favourite sportive even better. Thanks to Bob and the team.


Rated Event: 97.680%

wrote:

This was the third time I've finished the long route of the Rumble. It has to be the classic route through the Yorkshire Moors. The route has very little traffic and the scenery is fantastic. These are roads made for cycling. From cranking up Boltby bank, swooping down the 3 mile descent to Castleford, hustling along the undulating Esk valley then hitting the steepest hill in the country with 80 miles in the legs it has it all.
Really well organised with well placed food stops. The bottles of water handed out TDF style at the top of Chimney Bank was a life saver. My mistake was to not take any food at the last stop and got very wobbly on Nunnington bank. I remembered the little bag of jelly babies handed out on the start line and they got me home.
The only way I could imagine the event being improved is by having more people doing it, there were times during the ride when there were few others on the road.
I love this event and I'm looking forward trying to improve my time next year


Rated Event: 95.460%

wrote:

This was only my second organised event and first proper sportive, and I thought it was a great day out. Superb HQ, well organised, friendly people, clear signs and a beautiful brutal route. I understand the comments about the descent to the ford, but just slow down & ride accordingly, surely?! And as for the bloke moaning about the lack of water between the feed stops - well, if it happened to you last year why didn't YOU do something about it this year? Carry an extra bottle or get a mate to meet you for a top-up. Ever heard of personal responsibility? ;-) Baffled as to why this event was in the balance for so long due to lack of entries, hope it's on next year as I have to try and conquer the Banks that had me for breakfast this year :-(


Rated Event: 99.900%

wrote:

A very well organised event in every way - the route extreme! Especially for those of us getting on a little. However loved every minute once it was over. More seriously I can not recommend this event too highly,magnificent scenery, quite roads,challenging climbs and exhilarating descents.


Rated Event: 97.680%

wrote:

This is an exceptional event. It is hard, but that's the way I want it. The excellent organisation and will to put on a top class event is testament to the team that put it on. Those I've spoken to say it is in the top handful of sportives they have riden.

It should be borne in mind this is a sportive, not a professional road race. Given that, I don't think it could be much better.


Rated Event: 99.900%

wrote:

Outstanding event - best scenery, best organised and best friendly atmosphere - just as good as Fred Whitton Challenge, and I would say better than Northern Rock Cyclone, Etape du Dales. A real wonder why more people do not do it. 100% recommendation for anyone who likes a real cycling challenge (Chimney Bank after 90 miles is a monster) and brilliant countryside to ride through. A particular plus is that while the climbs are a real challege, the desents are quite gradual, so you do not get the petrefying Hardknott kind of descents - but you do get the Hardknott kind of climbs.





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