Rapha to host four-day celebration of cycling in Yorkshire next July
Rapha Tempest coincides with Tour de France Grand Départ
Rapha will host a festival celebrating road cycling in Yorkshire next July – a long weekend of riding, music, films and food to coincide with the start of the Tour de France
Rapha Tempest will take place from 3 July until 6 July in the grounds of Broughton Hall Estate near Skipton in North Yorkshire, where Rapha have held their Super Cross event. It sits close to the route of stage one of the Tour, which runs from Leeds to Harrogate on Saturday 5 July, and also within a few miles of the course for stage two, which takes place the following day.
Rapha say, “Rapha Tempest is a complete festival of road cycling, with rides and racing, bespoke on-site camping, visual displays, music, food and drink, workshops, films, children’s rides and plenty of partying. There will be guided rides in the days and evenings, a mini Super Cross (cyclocross), secure 24-hour bike parking, a rider recovery zone, and an on-site Rapha Cycle Club. For entertainment there will be live music and DJs, an open-air cinema with film screenings, and various scheduled workshops and talks, along with partner stalls and installations in the Festival Village.
“Bringing your road bike is encouraged and there will be bike parking and a rider recovery zone where you can drop your bike off to be washed after riding in the beautiful surrounding countryside. Big screens will be set up for anyone wishing to watch the great race.
Stage one will pass three miles from the site and stage two will come within nine miles.
Tickets are available online from £85 for the weekend. Four tiers of camping are available, from basic bring-your-own tent to luxury camping. There will also be a separate family camping area.
For more details and tickets go to: www.raphatempest.cc