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The White Rose Classic

17/06/2012 - Yorkshire Dales - Sportive

Rating: 92.4% based on 25 reviews - Rate this Event Now

This Years Event Ratings

Rated Event: 98.9%

ironmanpete wrote:

The best Sportive I have done. A good hard route with proper food - not gels - real food! Struggling to find a crtiicsim but big queue for food at teh end meant I didn't bother but that is as much I could find wrong even looking!

Rated Event: 90.0%


superb event, well done to Ilkley CC for putting it on. cracking HQ, wonderful, hard, painful route

Rated Event: 100.0%



Rated Event: 73.3%

LeonFoster wrote:

A great and very tough event. Signage required for sharp bends. Timing system a bit awkward. Also 2nd feed stop not good area for bikes otherwise I will be back!

Rated Event: 91.1%

davidburnell wrote:

very well run event

Rated Event: 90.0%

WillBoyes wrote:

Fantastic event, really well organised

Rated Event: 100.0%

StephanieMillward wrote:

beautiful countryside, challenging route - well organised & very welcoming for all levels of rider

Rated Event: 97.8%

NickConnolly wrote:

Very well organised. Vicious hills!

Rated Event: 83.3%



Rated Event: 92.2%

neilbarnett wrote:

first sportive. very happy with it, will be riding again next year all being well. lower score for feed stops as the energy drink was weak, and would like some gels, but i am being picky. timing was great but would i like to know my moving time? again being picky but it was my first one.

Rated Event: 88.9%

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: 100.0%

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: 87.8%


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

Rated Event: 95.6%

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: 100.0%

StephenHannigan wrote:

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

Rated Event: 78.9%

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: 95.6%


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

Rated Event: 91.1%


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: 94.4%

LizBarrett wrote:

Great Day

Rated Event: 92.2%

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.

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