KotPs 13


Well done to everyone who completed the King of the Pennines challenge sportive, it was a long hard day in the saddle for most with the last rider not making it back to the finish until just before 7pm.

You can download the rider times using the link below – ( Please email Mark on the address at the top for any changes)

KOTP 2013 Rider Times

Rider Photos

Your rider pictures are available here Sportsunday, check all photos as you might have been shot in two locations.








UPDATE 5/9/13

We are gearing up for this weekends ride and I’m busy buying lots of food to keep you all going throughout the day. If you want to see what a great ride you’re in for click HERE or HERE for a write up.  So, onto the important info.


Before I go any further I would like to point out that THIS IS NOT A RACE. You will not be given a rank and all times will be displayed in a non-sortable format in rider number order. Please help us to continue running a popular friendly event by not riding in such a way to obstruct the road and upset other users. Stop at junctions and traffic lights, and obey the highway code. Do not ride at silly speeds around blind bends or on steep descents. We do not insure you for your actions so if you do hit a car or pedestrian YOU will be responsible for any damages caused by your riding.



There is an adventure race ( Tough Mudder) on over the weekend and it’s about a mile down the road. There is likely to be a lot of traffic on the roads so please add an additional 10 minutes on to your journey. Also, please don’t just follow the traffic into their car park!! Follow your satnav/instructions to the event address ( further down the page)

There is also a road closure on the A56 from Colne to Skipton – if you follow the diversion signs it’ll add about 5 minutes onto you journey, but will take you past Tough Mudder…….


There are rail closures ove the weekend, please see details HERE and check on Rail web sites.



We have two parking areas next to the school and one just over the road. Please follow the instructions of the Marshall’s. When the two nearby car parks are full we will not allow anyone to turn into the road and direct you to the alternative parking.


Well it’s a bit mixed apparently. Heat wave down South but we are due some rain, so be prepared! Gore won’t be here but I do have a stock of clothing to borrow if you get caught out.

Road conditions

If it’s wet then there are going to be some tricky descents. If the roads are damp, please keep your speed down and under control on all descents, there will be some hairy ones out there!! Which brings me onto Park Rash. On the Full loop, after the drink station, you will ride a lonnnnggg climb, over  a cattle grid and then start the descent into Kettlewell, or Park Rash as it’s known. This has some tight hairpins on it and we will have signs out to warn you from a distance back – please take notice and slow down when you see the signs, not the hairpin as it will be too late at this point……


GPX files

Everyone who has pre-entered will receive a pre-event mail on Thursday afternoon around 6pm that has links to the GPX files and a guide to show you have to view them interactively. If you have not received this by 7pm tonight please check you junk folder, old accounts, your partners email if they booked and make sure you check the address you booked with! These are all common causes for not getting the mail. If you still don’t have them then email me on dean.stacey@evanscycles.com I’ll check your entry and send you a copy. I have to change the MTB routes so there will be a delay in getting these produced, they should be available tomorrow.

The day will run like this:-


Riders should turn up to the event centre at:-

Aireville School
Gargrave Road
North Yorkshire
BD23 1UQ

There will be marshals directing you to the nearest carpark ( There are two by the school and one on the other side of the main road)

Registration opens from 7am until 9.15am, please follow signs to registration and do not dip under red/white tape or go throgh doors that are taped up!

YOU MUST BRING YOUR HELMET TO REGISTRATION. You CAN NOT register without it as your timing chip is stuck to one side of it.

Can I request that you do not take chips or maps until registration is open and they are handed to you.

Here you will pick up your timing chip, maps,  High5 bar and a ticket for breakfast.

Breakfast will be served from the school canteen and will include cereal, toast, Tea/Coffee/Juice ( If you wish to have another cup please bring your original cup back for a top up)


I have uploaded the maps for you to look at. You can’t download these and you ‘ll get a hardcopy at registration on waterproof paper ( which you won’t need….)

Half route

Full Route

Get yourself ready to ride and then follow the signs to the start.

Starts are every 5minutes as and when you are ready, last start is at 9.30am PROMPT.

Please follow the directions of the Marshal at the top of the road. You will be directed left, up to the roundabout, ride around this and back past the school.


Are not in the hall. Please follow the yellow signs directing you to them.


There will be one drink station on the half route at 28miles and three on the Full route at 30,60 and 83miles.

Each station will have access to Loos and water. ( Although the First stop on the long is just after Kettlewell which where the loos are situated. If you need to, stop here and then ride around the corner to the drink station – )

They will be stocked with free cake, flapjack, bananas, High5 goodies, jelly beans and peanuts ( All items may not be available if the riders in front are partial to one type of food but there will be plenty to eat!!)

Please follow direction signs and marshals at these station.


We’ve all got our fingers crossed for good weather but should it look like rain we will have some of the great GORE-TEX® Active Shell jackets available to demo on the ride. It’s free to borrow a jacket we just need you to leave a photo ID or credit/bank card as a deposit.


There are some big hills, up and down. Please be cautious on ALL descent as there are a few hairpins and you will need to keep your speed in check. We will put out caution signs before these so if you see a sign it means there is something to be cautious of!!!

If you need help, please phone us on the number on the map. Due to the distances it might take us a while to get to you so please be prepared and be able to fix at least two punctures ( we will get to you but it might take up to half and hour )

In the event of an emergency use the number on the map, if you can’t get a signal please use a nearby house.


When you finish please RIDE BACK THROUGH THE TIMING TENT. This is important as it is a check for us that you have returned and are not stuck out on a moor somewhere! That’s all you need to do as the chip on your helmet is disposable.

You will receive your goodie bag and another ticket. The ticket can be handed to the canteen for you bowl of pasta and a hot drink.


We will post on the blog a link to photos and your times on the Monday night after the event.


Any important questions?

Please mail Dean on Dean.stacey@evanscyles.com





This will be the place to come for all info on the King of the Pennines ride on the 8th.

GPX files will sent out to all pre-registered riders next week.

I’ll update next week around Friday when we are on site.


I have uploaded the maps for you to look at. You can’t download these and you ‘ll get a hardcopy at registration on waterproof paper ( which you won’t need….)

Half route

Full Route





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