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Etape du Dales

19/05/2013 - Grassington, North Yorkshire - Sportive

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Previous Years Rating: 91.6% based on 22 reviews

Sunday 19th of May

Entries open 21st Jan 2013 at 7pm. Entries cost £40

112 mile sportive in the Yorkshire Dales starting and finishing in Threshfield, nr Grassington.

Please do not treat your entry lightly, remember to respect the challenge. The Etape du Dales route is an extremely difficult 112 mile ride and requires an excellent level of fitness. It takes in the major climbs in the Yorkshire Dales and that means steep and technical descents as well. The course has good signage but you should be aware of the route and terrain.

Make sure you have adequate clothing and your equipment is in perfect order, a bottom gear of 39 x 25 minimum is recommended. Safety approved cycling helmets are compulsory for all participants, no helmet, no start.

The two riders who raise the most money through sponsorship will receive 2 free tickets for the Dave Rayner Fund Annual Dinner.

Entry Limit: 970

Certificates to be awarded; Gold inside 7 hours, Silver inside 8 hours, Bronze - all finishers

Notification of non starters; Please let us know if you cannot get to the event for any reason - email:

HQ - Registration

Wharfedale Rugby Club
Wharfedale Ave
North Yorkshire
BD23 5BS


Note: The Ford after Low Row - TAKE GREAT CARE

The HQ will open at 6.15. There is ample car parking space, take care when driving down the avenue to the clubhouse. Riders will be setting off. It is essential that you sign on and pick up your personal wrist band. You will also be given a card with details of the route and telephone numbers. Please fill in the card with your personal details, including Blood Group and allergies if known. Changing rooms are available. Showers are available for you after the event.


Please ensure that you are familiar with the timing procedure. It is documented in full below. Riders will be allowed to start at 6.30am. Riders will start on first come basis, not in number order. Riders will be set off in groups of no more than 20 at 5 minute intervals. Last Group of riders should be started by 9.30am.


Important notice to all Etape riders : It is essential that all litter is carried onto check points or on with you to the finish. We've had complaints about riders dropping gel and energy bar packaging and this is so serious that it could effect the continued running of our event. Anyone seen dropping litter will be pulled from the event and entry refused for future events. Please don't spoilt this lovely countryside. Thanks for your understanding on this important issue.

Event Website

HQ/Start Address
Address Line 1 Wharfedale Rugby Club
Address Line 2 Threshfield
Town Grassington
County North Yorkshire
Postcode BD23 5BS
Event Facilities
Adequate Car Parking Facilities Adequate Car Parking Facilities
Changing Rooms Changing Rooms
Sign-on at HQ Sign-on at HQ

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