A brand-new event from the experienced Team OA promoters, who run numerous running, cycling and orienteering challenges in the South Pennines.
The Skylark Sportive includes three route length options, 100km, 60km and 40km. The 100km option includes two of the most significant climbs of the 2014 Tour de France Stage 2 route through West Yorkshire.
But the Skylark Sportive is not just about the Tour climbs. With the help of local cyclists, we have chosen routes that also highlight the region’s amazing roads and outstanding landscapes. From ancient moorland roads, threading through tiny hamlets, to sweeping descents along South Pennine valleys, the Skylark is a rider’s event, full of interest throughout.
With all the nutritional support you’d expect on a modern sportive, this is a testing event with over 1500m of climbing on the full 100km route, ideal for stretching your legs after the long winter. Two shorter Skylark Sportive route options, both still taking in the iconic Holme Moss climb, are also available.
The routes are priced at £25 (100km), £20 (60km) and £15 (40km)