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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: 83.250%

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This is the second time I've done this event (full distance). I enjoyed it last year and think it is tougher than the 8 difficulty rating on this site, especially when I've done others that are rated higher or similarly and they are a walk in the park in relation. I enjoyed the ride and was in good form, topped with nice weather for a day's riding.
Now for my rant, I find it frustrating when the organisers don't listen to your comments. Last year I ran out water between feeds 2 and 3. I posted this issue and had same problem this year and complained directly this year (don't expect any results though). I'm sure there is a point between 2 and 3 where water only can be made available. The feed at 2 had only one water tub and there was a queue when I arrived. This and having to get water from a busy pub prevented me from posting a far better time. Mmmm. I see we are becoming increasingly self-centred, no man waits for anyone. Riding with someone and then not waiting at feeds and sitting on the back when passed is not sporting! If we had ridden together we would have posted the fastest two times. Team work is always produces better results. That's the end of my rant.


Rated Event: 98.790%

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Superb event, one of best organised sportive events I have done. Really did justify much higher attendance, I will be back and will bring more friends too next time.

As postcript to an unjustified negative comment listed above, this is NOT a race it is a sportive, if you wish to race then enter a race. As a sportive rider it is possible to achieve your standard times regardless of what facilities may or may not be provided, i.e. be prepared and those facilities that are provided are a bonus. The facilities provided were more than adequate for anyone of the required fitness to achieve their desired (and realisable!) goals.


Rated Event: 99.900%

Adi B wrote:

All round brillian event. very tough and challenging, but thats why I did it


Rated Event: 96.570%

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excellent well organised event on a tough and beautifully scenic route ..a near perfect cyclosportive !


Rated Event: 82.140%

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First Rumble - excellent event - will certainly plan to have it in the diary next year.


Rated Event: 86.580%

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Brilliant event due to organisation, location, scenery... even the weather was just right. Having done the medium event for the last two years, need the guts to step up to the long event now!


Rated Event: 93.240%

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Great,well organised event on superb roads,very tough (more so than anticipated),really deserves a bigger entry as better than many events which sold out almost immediately


Rated Event: 97.680%

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fantastic cant wait for next year


Rated Event: 99.900%

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So with my first sportive under my belt, what do I think?

Before the event - good contact, detailed maps of the event and location but also what to expect.

Arrival - straight there, no wrong turns even though road closures could of potentially caused problems.

Start - breakfast...yes breakfast, well sign posted, easy to find, friendly people, had a lots of confidence in the organisers before the start.

Route - so well sign posted, you can see the turning markers a mile off not one wrong turn and trust me I am very directionally challenged. Great views, greater hills, this has to be a great classic location so much variation on such quite roads... that makes a difference.

Food - A very wide choice, loads of sandwiches, fruit, chocs, energy bars, water, energy drinks cakes, good home made stuff + more, I though that it couldn't be for real, I had my wallet out at the first stop. Pro-actively greeted by smiley happy people full of encouragement.

Now granted it is my first so I cannot really compare it but I immensely enjoyed myself I think I choose the right place for not only my first sportive but also my first road bike experience.

When can I sign up for next year? Thanks, guys you have all clearly put a great deal of effort into organising this event, credit when credit is due.

#283


Rated Event: 97.680%

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Did the Middle Rumble, which was only my second sportive having converted from Fell Running. Friendly and efficient organisation, an array of food with plenty of fluid and scenery to take your breath away...if you have any left. Already looking forward to next year.


Rated Event: 93.240%

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Great day out - with one proviso. The route down from the top of Boltby is steep, gravelly and with a ford at the bottom that was so slippery it made ice look positively grippy. Could the team look at amending the route, continuing to the next R hand turn near Hawnby? I know this means missing Rievaulx but is much safer.

This aside a good, tough sportive


Rated Event: 94.350%

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From start to finish it is an excellent event, the people are so friendly, the area is a cyclists dream but to top all of that, the organisation is superb.


Rated Event: 96.570%

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One of the best organised Sportives I've done. Can't wait to do it again next year. Well done to all the team for a wonderfully organised event


Rated Event: 84.360%

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The Rumble is a great event and this years venue was definitely nicer than last year. Riders should take the event as it is though and not get so competitive! Race against yourself, but why worry about what everyone else is doing? Myself and my friend managed to knock 44 minutes off our last time but we weren't taking it as seriously as some seemed to.
Bob and the team do a fabulous job; the course is brilliantly challenging and stunning (if you take the time to look at it!); the feed stations are well stocked and the water is plentiful. I think the key is to be prepared yourself and take the stations as a bonus.
The only thing that marrs this event slightly is the attitude of a few of the other riders. It seems that if you're not dressed to race, or have a bit of a shonky bike, you get some strange looks!
Don't change a thing! Even the ford that everyone was whinging about adds a bit more adventure!


Rated Event: 93.240%

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Overall I felt this a friendly well organised event, this was my first cycling event and from this it won't be my last due to the professionalism this event was put together. I have been used to running events until I ruptured my achilies hence taking up cycling in may this year. Since the Ryedale Rumble 71miler I have taken part in the York 100miler. In my opinion both on par with each other but if you want a serious cycling challenge opt for the rydedale rumble, the york 100 miler only had a slight climb. I have recommended the ryedale to others as I felt the organisation and the friendlyness contributed to it's success. The only down side was the website, I felt that the drop down boxes didn't allow you to pick them most of the time unless you were very quick with the mouse.

Thanks again

Duffy new to cycling


Rated Event: 97.680%

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Super Event - Organisation was first rate, signage could not be faulted, great HQ at Ampleforth and the feedstops were wonderful and staffed by very cheery and helpful volunteers. As for the route it was brutal at times but also 'breathtaking', in both senses of the word. Definitely one of my top sportives and I will be back next year.


Rated Event: 94.350%

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Rated Event: 91.020%

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Fantastic event, would recomend


Rated Event: 93.240%

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The course is excellent, with all four major climbs a notable challenge, especially the last one having done about 90 miles. The weather was very good for riding with little wind. I set off a bit late after 9 so I rode most of the route on my own. Route 1. My computer showed 110 miles and 3100m not the 4000m on literature circulated. Computer must be faulty!!!

There was a good quantity of food at all stations, but the number of water buts was only one two would limiting the queue. For me placing the third feed after the last major climb was a mistake, especially when I had to stop at the feed station to have my time clocked. I had to get water elsewhere prior to climb as I was on empty, which cost me enough time to miss gold standard by 5 mins. You consume the most water on ascents not on descents, based on this feed stations should placed accordingly. After the third feed stations there are no notable climbs.

I've scored the event based on other UK events. The food is the best that I've experienced on such an event in the UK, but when you compare it European events it's got a long way to go. At least you get food after the event, something overlooked by most other events I've taken part in. I make my arrangements for food during the event as this upsets my body.

I think the timing mechanism employed with Sport ident timed events leaves a bit to be desired. Timing mats are the best you don't have to stop and you don't have to queue to clock in. I lost 5 minutes because of this. The loss of time measuring your time is not consistent for everyone as you have to stop, queue, or wait for the person holding the device.

The minor gripes aside, I had a great day and would do it again.


Rated Event: 99.900%

Adi B wrote:





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