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The White Rose Classic

07/07/2013 - Yorkshire Dales - Sportive

Rating: 96.2% based on 10 reviews - Rate this Event Now
Previous Years Rating: 92.4% based on 25 reviews

Previous Years Event Ratings

Rated Event: 88.889%

jonathancave wrote:

Brilliant ride, got the Coal road in earlier enough to still have some legs left, and Langbar at the end was a nice touch, not normally a tough climb, but after 110 miles..... Ouch!! Will definately be doing it next year :-))

Rated Event: 100.000%

Ilkley Cycling Club wrote:

A fantastic event, registration/check was extremely slick and straight forward. Food at the feedstations was great. And the route was just amazing - with some really tough climbs, and some great descents too.

Also loads to do back at HQ for the family, including a free bouncy castle and a hog roast!!!

Rated Event: 87.778%


Well organised event, more than keen to recommend to others. Invaluable training for the Etape.

Rated Event: 95.556%

NigelEzard wrote:

The most organised sportive ride I've done (of many)...and huge brownie points for providing cheese sarnies at the feedstation just when the body could take no more gels or bars!

Rated Event: 100.000%

StephenHannigan wrote:

An excellent event. A great route and very well organised.

Rated Event: 78.889%

AndrewWilson1 wrote:

Would've scored higher if I'd seen any marshals or paramedics/ambulances actually on the route, I did the long route and only saw one first aider at Airton feed station and a motorbike first aider/marshal. Also to include Langbar right at the end meant no real warm down opportunity before the finish.

Rated Event: 95.556%


Great to have this event back on the calendar! Well done Ilkley Cycling Club!

Rated Event: 91.111%


Good route, good checkpoints, recommended. On the minus side there were a couple of signs missing at strategic points where it would be easy to go wrong and an extra checkpoint to ensure people don't miss out Coal Road and the Dent climb would be worthwhile.

Rated Event: 94.444%

LizBarrett wrote:

Great Day

Rated Event: 92.222%

ChrisSpittal wrote:

Great ride. Great route. My friend under estimated the long route. He had to pack in at airton. Had his parents not been there to collect him I'm not sure how he would get back. Saying that there was an emergency number. All in all an amazing event.

Rated Event: 95.556%

MatthewBourne1 wrote:

A great sportive, organised by enthusiastic cyclist to a very professional standard. A great, challenging route in some of the best countryside the UK has to offer.

Rated Event: 93.333%

ksteveskis wrote:

Stunning route and a generally very well organised event.

Since it was the first time Ilkley CC have organised the event i'll put in a couple of points i think could help improve next years event.

- it would have been good to finish at the top of the final hill (i actually thought it did and went to the car to get changed before going to the hq)
- the final feed stop NEEDS jelly babies

Cheers for a great day.

Rated Event: 98.889%

Conker31 wrote:

Very well organised event, feed stations had a good selection of sandwiches,bananas,flapjack(very moist) etc. signage was very clear and also warned you of steep descents. Can't wait to do again.

Rated Event: 91.111%

bjornv wrote:

Excellent event. I'll be back.

Rated Event: 91.111%


Excellent course, glad to see it's back on the calendar.

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