The Open Wheel: The West Riding Classic

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Event info
Sat 30/04/2016, 08:00

The West Riding Classic

£26.00 | 33, 65 & 75 miles | 30th April 2016

“Great route, great food, great vibe”

The West Riding Classic is a 33, 60 and 75 mile sportive in the Yorkshire Dales. A non-competitive road cycle ride over the beautiful hills and valleys of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. This is a truly beautiful ride with something for everyone including first time sportive riders, intermediate riders and serious athletes.

What they say:

“A must-do on the sportive calendar, this 33, 65 and 75 mile sportive takes on Yorkshire’s most iconic roads and climbs in beautiful scenery. Exploiting the Yorkshire Dales’ finest cycling roads, the best feed station in the UK offering a unique, friendly, authentic experience”. The British Cycling Federation.

The West Riding Classic ticket price (£26.00) includes unlimited tea and coffee before, during and after the sportive for all the riders and their support team. A feed station provides free nourishment and refreshment of real homemade soups and parkin – we think it’s the best feed station in the UK - and plenty of challenging climbing. The 75 miles extra-long route has 2,200 metres of vertical ascent.

The sixth edition of the West Riding Classic is the same weekend as The Tour de Yorkshire arrives in Settle so riders can enjoy being a spectator at great event on the Sunday.

Meeting point:

Clapham Village Hall, Cross Haw Lane, Clapham, North Yorkshire, LA2 8DZ

Start times:

• 8am - 9:30am: extra-long route, 75 miles, 2200m vertical climbing
• 8am - 10:30am: long route, 65 miles
• 10am - 11am: short route, 33 miles

What you get:

• Choice of three routes
• Analogue timing system with souvenir clocking-in route card
• Excellent feed station with home-made real food menu designed for endurance cycling
• Well signposted routes on quiet roads
• Free .gpx files (satnav)
• Friendly supportive atmosphere


• £26

The Rides

Date Start Ride name Ride length Entry Fee (from)
30/04/16 08:00 Long Route - 120 km 120km £26.00
30/04/16 08:00 Medium Route - 97 km 97km £26.00
30/04/16 08:00 Short Route - 53 km 53km £26.00

Latest Comments

  • hirsute 11 min 57 sec ago

    Being unusually hopeful, it could be they are fixing it and are starting with the main traffic which is phone based, then moving on to pcs.

  • Mathemagician 15 min 57 sec ago

    Hmm...actually according to the compatibility charts it won't work:...

  • eburtthebike 32 min 45 sec ago

    Quite, and what if the cyclist has a mirror? I'd love to have had a discussion with one of those officers if they'd stopped me for words of advice.

  • eburtthebike 35 min 30 sec ago

    Unless SGlos council have spent a few million on cycle infrastructure in that area in the past year, then no, it isn't very good, in fact most of...

  • qwerty360 41 min 58 sec ago

    The reversing truck is stuck as the road is busses only from that point. They were doing the safest maneveur (given they can't turn around on Tower...

  • kil0ran 1 hour 1 min ago

    Generally you can always use a tube in a tubeless rim with a tubeless compatible tyre as sometimes you'll have such a catastrophic failure that...

  • RobD 1 hour 2 min ago

    Once you get the basic principles it's quite straightforward, scoop has no cut out, line has the channel, the radius, shallow or flat is how curvy...

  • kil0ran 1 hour 16 min ago

    With that average speed I'd say that any aero benefits will be minimal, unless you ride somewhere very hilly and that's dropping your average. That...

  • leqin 1 hour 44 min ago

    How long do we have to put up with this sort of crap. They are not a fucking watchdog if all they do is cart blanch allow one of the newspapers,...

  • slitemere 2 hours 43 min ago

    Doubles and tripls will never die. The only reason SRAM went for 1x was that they have never been able to make a good quality front mech....