Event day has come and gone and it was awesome!
With the event a sell out and 225 riders registered, the weather proved a challenge for all with strong winds increasing throughout the day making the already tough routes even tougher. A huge thanks to all our volunteers whose friendly faces and efforts saw all the riders round safe. Our fantastic hosts at the Yorkshire Dales Sailing Club ensured all were fed and watered after the ride and it was nice to soak up some of the comments from riders after...
"That was the hardest sportive i've ever done and i've done a lot of sportives!"
"My suffer score was only 4 off when I everested Norwood!"
So the long route is tough. Real tough. Up there with the Etape du Dales & Fred Whitton? We think so.
Thank you to our sponsors who have made this happen and we currently stand at over £17,000 raised for WaterAid. Check out the excellent post ride report from our partner club Alba Rosa and have a look at the event photos which are free to download although a donation is always appreciated..
We'll be back next year. Until then...
Post event info
For the rogue elements. Our headline Reservoir Rogue route is 111 miles of pure Yorkshire awesomeness. With more climbs than you can shake a gel covered stick at, including 4 of The Official 100 Greatest, this is a BIG day out in the Dales. Superlatives don't suffice.
Go on, get involved and give it a punt, be a rogue... Open to riders 18+
Who doesn't love a good Romp? Our classic 80 mile Reservoir Romp gives you that 'Golidlocks' distance taking you right into the heart of three peaks territory. It may get a bit salty on the fearsome switchbacks of Langcliffe Scar but then its the oh so sweet descent of majestic Malham Cove and pleasant rolling miles back to base. Just right. Open to riders 16+
Feel the Rush. At 40 miles, our Reservoir Rush route gives you a bite sized slice of the action with all the drama squeezed into a perfectly sized portion. Quiet back roads, challenging climbs, thrilling descents and epic Yorkshire scenery that will see you smiling all the way back to base with plenty of time spare to relax and enjoy the view. Open to riders 12+