Thirsk Sportive Ride:
Sutton Bank National Park Centre
Sitting on top of Sutton Bank with commanding views towards the Pennines is the National Park centre and the start for this great ride. Riding out along the top of the Hambleton Hills you drop through the escarpment , skirt around the bottom of Sutton Bank, head past Byland Abbey before heading into the Vale of Pickering. Next stop on this scenic ride is the Village of Hutton-le-Hole, one of Yorkshires prettiest villages – just watch out for the sheep wandering around the village green! Here is the split for the long route which disappears out into the North York Moors National Park. After a long, remote climb we come to the top of the awesome Chimney Bank, which, you’ll be glad to know, we descend. If you are feeling especially energetic then turn around and have a go at riding up, go on, we dare you!! From here it’s back to the event venue via country lanes and a final long climb back up to a well deserved rest.
Route options available at this venue:
Fun – 11 Miles
Short - 30 miles
Medium - 55 miles
Long - 76 miles ( Which is graded 3 for climbing (4 if you ride back up Chimney Bank!!))
Note: These are approximate distances and may vary slightly depending on the road conditions and weather on the day. If you wish to change your route distance, please tell a member of the RideIt! team on the day.
Elevation for Medium route:
Limited entries available due to parking restrictions
There is a café at the visitor centre so our own catering facilities will not be available for this event.
Event Entry Fees
Adult - Fun Road Sportive route: £5
Adult - All other routes: £12.50
Child entry(16 and under): Free when accompanied by a full paying adult
On the day entries incur an additional surcharge of £2.50 per person.
Online entries close the Wednesday before the event.
To hire a Garmin at a RideIt! event, click here. We have a limited number of units available so will issue on a first come basis. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the following:
1. Which event you would like to hire a unit for
2. Which unit you would like to borrow Garmin Edge 200, 500, 800
3. Your contact details
Unit bookings will close on the Wednesday before an event. Every reasonable effort will be made to contact you prior to the event.
Registration Opens:08:00 - 10:30am
Start times at 5 min intervals:
Fun/Short/Medium: 08:30 - 10:30am*
Long: 08:30 - 09:45am**
Event Centre Closes:5.00pm
*Course clearing begins at 10:45am however we will not overtake the last rider
**A cut off time will be imposed for the long loop to ensure we are able to clear all of the signage. The cut off time will be advised at registration and during your rider briefing.
This story was last updated on 24/10/2012