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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: 93.240%

wrote:

My first 'organised' ride and I loved it. I can't fault the event, everything was spot on; organisation, directions, feed stops etc. The only niggle is that my timing tag details got mixed up, but this was soon sorted out.

I'm a heavy sweater and was concerned about having enough to drink, but there was more than enough fluids available IMHO (at odds with another review).


Rated Event: 99.900%

wrote:

For the second year running, my wife and I have travelled up from Surrey for this event, and plan to do so for many more. We used to say that we'd ride the Tour of Flanders every year, but I suspect the Ryedale Rumble now holds that accolade.

I didn't finish the long ride the first time out, and needed the wagon from the last feed station. Great feeling this year to climb Blakey Bank, though the other climbs get the better of me. Southern softie? Perhaps, but I'll keep coming back until I manage to ride the route without even a foot down!

It's a trek getting up to Yorkshire, but it's one that we will continue to make, hopefully with a few others next time.

Well done Bob and team - I'm wearing my red t-shirt with pride!

Thanks for such a well organised, beautiful and demanding day out.

John


Rated Event: 98.790%

wrote:

This is the second year I've done the Rumble (Route 3) - I took 43 minutes off my time from the year before!
I'd just like to say that I think this is the best run and organised sportive event in the country - it's slick.
Everything about the day was brilliant - I'll be back next year!
The guys who volunteer to run this event should be very proud of themselves.
Rider #112


Rated Event: 93.240%

the horsforth hornet wrote:

An absolute first class event, I enjoyed every minute off it! The climbs were real challenge, and the roads almost traffic free. Amazing!


Rated Event: 95.460%

wrote:

Brilliant ! Stunning scenery, fiendishly difficult climbs, helpful and friendly people at the feed stops, slick organisation and a venue that proves we've got posh schools in the north ! I have done plenty of Sportives and this was the best to date.


Rated Event: 94.350%

wrote:

the rumble is a excllent sportive quite hard but with 3 route will suit all riders :o)


Rated Event: 94.350%

wrote:

This is the second time I have done the middle distance event and it is hard but a good laugh and nice to meet and chat to people you have never seen before and may only see again next year!


Rated Event: 82.140%

wrote:

3rd time completed - albeit only short course. Love the scenery. Some fast stretches and good hills. Well organised. Great place to start and finish. Online entry was not available for a long time. Will complete again.


Rated Event: 99.900%

wrote:

In my opinion, this is the best Sportive in the country. It is difficult to imagine other clubs or organisations beating the package that British Cycling's Yorkshire Region put together here.
I am more than happy to make the long journeys up from London and back in order to take part, and will be doing so again next year.
The route is sensational in terms of the scenery, the almost complete absence of traffic and the climbs. It is undoubtedly one of the toughest rides and I agree with the comment posted that it is harder than the rating indicates. Completing these climbs gives riders to have a real sense of personal achievement, and I feel most keen cyclists would want to test themselves against Chimney Bank. I have been struck by how friendly the local riders are and much encouragement the local riders provide. I know people will be keen on their times, but BC Yorkshire have created something far greater than a race.
The feed stations are well positioned along the route, well-stiocked and staffed by great people; it can't be easy parking feed stations around so remote a place as the North Yorks Moors. There is a long slog between feed stations 2 and 3, but I have always found volunteers waiting on top of Chimney Bank with water: I now empty anything I have in the bottles at the bottom in the hope that it makes that killer climb easier, and in the knowledge that someone will be there to replenish me at the toip, just as happens at the top of Church Houses / Blakey. Some people may run out of fluids, and it was hotter and more likely in 2009, but it is unreasonable to expect the organisers to put on any more than they do. Anyone taking it more seriously than that, will probably have forced their wife and offspring to ride in a support vehicle and follow them round.
This event is a challenge. No matter how many other Sportives you have done, this is the one that counts. BC Yorkshire Region have do so much and excelled at it all, that it would be too picky to knock any aspect of it. The people who voluntarily put on an event like this for our enjoyment, deserve nothing but praise. I hope they continue to run it and I hope as many people as possible get involved. Others have mentioned the route markings, but I can't see any reference to the team that provided me with a good breakfast and who waited around to provide a much-needed meal when I wobbled over the finish line. I had been dragging my soul down the road on a string for the last 20k! See you next year.


Rated Event: 99.900%

wrote:

fantastic event, well run over some of the best climbs and most beutiful scenery in the country,
plus it wasn't a 'race'.
Do it if you want a challenging day out, but still remember why you ride a bike.
Stay away if you like looking at someone's back wheel all day


Rated Event: 92.130%

wrote:

As with others comments this is a very hard event. I did the short course as this was my first Rumble and found it tough compared to other Sportives I have done eg Big G, Blenheim etc. However it is one I will go back to, the scenery and organisation were fantastic and we need to challenge ourselves so there is nothing wrong with making it tough. It really is an event not to be missed but don't make it your first Sportive unless you are very confident and a "natural"!


Rated Event: 91.020%

wrote:

I Will be back, Best event so far by a long way.


Rated Event: 93.240%

wrote:

Fantastically hard, great scenery - second time I've done this and hope it runs again. Struggled a bit for numbers thi year, I don't know why, it's easily the bast sportive in Yorkshire and probably Lancashire & Derby shire too.


Rated Event: 95.460%

wrote:

Almost a perfect Sportive. Great scenery, friendly support, forebodingly steep climbs, fast descents, Ampleforth Collage all great. Only 2 dislikes were the A170 and the ford after Boltby Bank, but both of these were very minor in all respects but had to be mentioned.

I was on route 2 and the feed stations were perfect in stock, location and speed - absolutely no complaints.




Rated Event: 98.790%

wrote:

fantastic!,very well organised event,can't wait for next year.


Rated Event: 93.240%

wrote:

excellent sportive. no complaints what so ever.
route was amazing with really easy to follow signage for the full 111miles.
can't wait till next year thanks to bob and the team


Rated Event: 94.350%

wrote:


Rated Event: 93.240%

wrote:

Well organised event. Friendly event staff throughout and well signposted. Great climbs with Caper Hill for me the toughest!! See you all there next year.


Rated Event: 88.800%

wrote:

Excellent event. Well organised, good route and great feedstops. Would highly recommend it.


Rated Event: 94.350%

wrote:

Very tough and challenging event that takes full advantage of the attractive N York Moors landscape. Quiet roads throughout. Route highlights [for me] were the several [very] steep climbs and the number of fords to cross. Faultless organisation throughout and good atmosphere makes the event highly recommended.





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