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The Ryedale Rumble

07/08/2011 - North York Moors and Ryedale - Sportive

Rating: 96.6% based on 23 reviews - Rate this Event Now
Previous Years Rating: 94.7% based on 57 reviews

Previous Years Event Ratings

Rated Event: 94.4%

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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: 99.9%

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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: 97.7%

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Rated Event: 94.4%

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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: 99.9%

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: 94.4%

wrote:

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


Rated Event: 95.5%

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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: 94.4%

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: 82.1%

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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: 99.9%

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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: 93.2%

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: 98.8%

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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: 97.7%

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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: 99.9%

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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: 99.9%

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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.


Rated Event: 95.5%

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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: 99.9%

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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: 93.2%

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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: 99.9%

Adi B wrote:


Rated Event: 91.0%

wrote:

Fantastic event, would recomend





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