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The White Rose Classic

28/06/2015 - Ilkley - Sportive

Rating: 96.7% based on 1 review - Rate this Event Now
Previous Years Rating: 93.4% based on 46 reviews

Firmly established as one of cyclo-sportives 'must-do' events, and a true classic in every sense of the word.

This sell-out 1000 rider event aims to provide a challenging day out through some of the most spectacular Yorkshire Dales scenery....taking in some of its classic climbs!; including Norwood Edge, Fleet Moss & The Coal Road.

With three routes to choose from, the event provides for differing levels of ability and experience. The event headquarters will be the fantastic new facility at Ilkley Rugby Club at the edge of Ilkley, providing changing and showering facilities, ample parking, food and drink.

The epic 115 mile long route will take riders as far a field as Wensleydale and over the much revered Coal Road from Garsdale Head into Dentdale. With over 3000m of ascent it really will be a challenge. Riders taking on the 84 mile medium route will head up the picturesque valley of Littondale before tackling the testing climb from Halton Gill and dropping down into the bustling market town of Settle. Riders will weave through the backstreets of Settle only to be faced with a lung-busting climb past the imposing Attermire Scar to be then rewarded with an exhilarating open road descent in to the pretty hamlet of Airton in Malhamdale.  The short route offers an ideal opportunity to those new to sportives, and at 50 miles, is still a test of fitness with a long pull up to Greenhow before returning home via Grassington following the course of the River Wharfe along the breathtaking valley of Wharfedale.  Weary legs will be tested to the absolute limit with a final 'sting in the tail' as all routes head up and over the Langbar climb before descending to the finish line back at Ilkley Rugby Club.

Event Website

HQ/Start Address
Address Line 1 Ilkley Rugby Club
Address Line 2 Denton Road
Town Ilkley
County West Yorkshire
Postcode LS29 OBZ
Event Facilities
Adequate Car Parking Facilities Adequate Car Parking Facilities
Changing Rooms Changing Rooms
Showers Showers
Food & Drink (Pre/Post Event) Food & Drink (Pre/Post Event)
Sign-on at HQ Sign-on at HQ

Support for Participants
Route card with emergency contact details Route card with emergency contact details

Organiser Details
Name Nigel Ezard
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County Antrim

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