***This event will now take place in April 2022***
Signature Challenge Yorkshire
The famous climbs of Yorkshire including Buttertubs Pass and Fleet Moss and Park Rash
9-11 April 2021
An exciting and challenging event that will take you into the heart of the Yorkshire Dales. With rolling hills, beautiful valleys as well as three of the best climbs in the UK. You will be led by an experienced ride guide over Buttertubs Pass, Fleet Moss, and the infamous Park Rash all the while taking in breathtaking scenery with like-minded people. We will squeeze in lunch at a quaint cafe or two as well, after all you will need some fuel to keep you going.
Our Yorkshire Signature Challenge event takes you on a unique cycling experience, visiting the places that have made Yorkshire one of the most iconic cycling destinations in the world and a must place to visit for any discerning cyclist. You will climb three of the most well known hills in Yorkshire in one day, followed by a shorter but no less demanding route he next day, as you take on The Stang, on your way over to Richmond for coffee.
Classic Yorkshire bike friendly hostel accommodation offering a hearty cyclists breakfast with locally sourced ingredients
Climb Buttertubs Pass in the high moorland between Wensleydale and Swaledale
Stop at Buttertubs Pass’ summit to experience the views and take some photos
Ascend the relentless Fleet Moss and the brutal masterpiece of Park Rash
Ride through the beautiful village of Kettlewell - cake pitstop anyone?
Prove your determination up killer hill climb The Stang
Enjoy a pitstop for lunch in Richmond
Day 1: Welcome to Yorkshire! Arrival at your accommodation and the chance to meet your hosts and fellow cyclists. Welcome briefing, bike set up and warm up Ride
Evening meal to meet your Tyco Cycling hosts and fellow cyclists
Day 2: The Main Event: Three Peaks Challenge. This day brings an epic day of riding, covering some of the most iconic climbs in the UK. Wake up to a hearty breakfast of muesli, porridge and fruit for course one, followed by scrambled eggs a bacon sandwich or croissants. Today, you will cycle some of the steepest climbs in Yorkshire, supported throughout by your ride leaders. Starting off in Reeth, you will ride over Buttertubs Pass, descending towards Hawes, before starting your ascent of the famous Fleet Moss. After Fleet Moss, you will continue through the beautiful village of Kettlewell, before riding on to your final climb of the day, the infamous Park Rash and back to your accomodation.
Celebration Meal with the rest of the group.
Day 3: Extra Credit: Climb the Stang and ride to Richmond for brunch. After your epic day of riding, it's time to get back on the bike for another morning of riding one of Yorkshire's famous climbs, led by your ride leader. You have the chance to stretch your legs with a shorter ride over the famous Stang hill climb to the historic town of Richmond, where you will be treated with splendid views over the Dales as you continue and descend into Richmond for coffee and cake. After refuelling in Richmond, you will be led back on the lower road to Reeth, for a visit to Two Dales bakery for lunch, where you can sample the locally made produce.
After returning and packing up, it'll be time to say goodbye to your hosts and the new friends you have made.
2 nights in shared accommodation in the Yorkshire Dales National Park
2 days of fully guided cycling with routes led by experienced ride leaders
Roadside mechanical support
Tyco Cycling host available throughout your stay
What's Not Included
Lunch and dinner