North Yorkshire Cycling tackles Yorkshire True Grit

 

The Night Before

 

Yorkshire True Grit billed itself as Yorkshire’s first gravel biking event ,taking in a combination of gravel tracks and trails. Riders on the Outlaw route were promised “an off road cycling challenge that will take you across the stunning North York Moors using a combination of public bridleways and private tracks…. Based on the popular American Gravel Grinder format, Yorkshire True Grit will test your endurance like no other cycling event.”

 

Credit: Mick Kirkman

Credit: Mick Kirkman

 

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Yorkshire Velo Tours

It’s pretty obvious from this blog that we’re big fans of cycling, and in North Yorkshire especially.  But there are times  when we need to come out of our comfort zones and explore new areas, and when you’re doing that there’s nothing like having local knowledge to get you around.  And when that local knowledge also includes full mechanical support and a team of terrific ride leaders you know you’re on to a winner.

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Tour Fever Returns

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With the Tour De France seemingly a long distant memory, Cycling in our glorious region seems just as strong if not stronger than ever before. The roads are filling up with cyclists of all ages and life is just happier and more harmonious as a result – ok that last bit might be in our heads : )

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Ride review – Wolds 123 2015

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There’s a lot of sportives in North Yorkshire this year.  A really, really lot of them.  And that’s good for the local economy and good for cycling.  And there’s a lot of opportunity to relive the highlights of Stage 1 of the Grand Depart and hit the great climbs of Buttertubs et al and their equally awesome neighbours. But if you want the connoisseur’s choice then head East and hit the lesser-ridden gems of the Yorkshire Wolds.

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A mini adventure in the Yorkshire Dales

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Hammering through 35 miles of Yorkshire sleet and rain to make it  to Harrogate by 9 am, the question of what on earth possessed me to attempt a 70 mile, hilly, partly off-road mini-tour on a school night was at the foremost of my mind.  It had all seemed like a great idea on paper. How could a fast and light adventure be squeezed in mid-week whilst still fitting in a day’s work either side?  How easy would it be to travel fast and light on the new breed of do-it-all bikes? Could you have as much fun on and off road without compromising performance at either end? Finding out seemed like a good idea.

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