YORKSHIREDALES 200 (km)

YD200

 

YorkshireDales200 2016 route

AUGUST 27th – 28th 2016.

08.00am at Riders Cycle Centre.

Please click on the link below to confirm your place on the YD200. Please make sure this is an event you will attend before confirming your entry. Many thanks.

YD200 2016 tickets. LINK

Just a few things regarding this ride. It is NOT a race so please ensure you do not describe this ride/event as a race. It IS an individual time trial.

When you go to reserve your ticket please try to attend the ride. Once you have allocated a ticket you have reserved a place. NO refund I’m afraid. If you can not attend the ride please post on social media to see if anyone would like your reservation.

A breakfast spread will be provided before the ride. Tea, coffee, toast, muesli, fruit.

If anyone wants to bunk down at Riders Cycle Centre the night before the ride, there is limited space so please let me know.

Cheers.

 

“What will I require to attempt the YorkshireDales200″ I hear some virgin ITT riders say.
Physical fitness in abundant supply.
A fully functional working bike. (Know how to fix it).
Clothing appropriate to the conditions.
GPS device or printed maps.
Mobile phone and prepared contact numbers.
Spot tracker (optional)
Sleeping bag, ground mat, bivvy or tent. (appropriate to the conditions).
Tool kit appropriate to your bike. (No 26″ inner tubes if your riding a 29er and know how to use your tools).
Spares (pads, spoke, socks etc).
Frame bags, rucksacks to pack everything.
Cooking equipment and food.

PLEASE remember its the Yorkshire Dales. Use kit that you are confident will last the route. It will be a physical challenge with trails that will test your equipment. 

Here are some useful websites to ponder over with a brew before you sign up.

http://www.selfsupporteduk.net/
http://www.wildcatgear.co.uk/
http://bearbonesbikepacking.co.uk/
http://www.bikepacking.net/

Generic Rule-set

For a ride to satisfy the self-supported philosophy, it must comply with the rule-set listed below, and for the development of new routes a rule-set must be based around these key elements. Any other details related to the route or specific rules are up to the vision of the route director, normally the first person to step up and time-trial the route.

Complete the entire route, under your own power
Be completely self-supported throughout the ride – absolutely no support crews, absolutely no gear sharing
Only use commercial services that are available to all challengers – no private resupply, no private lodging
If you have to leave the route, you must re-join it at the exactly same spot
No caches of any kind
No pre-arranged support, which means before you begin your ride – e.g. booking a B&B, arranging to meet a vehicle
No travel by any motorized means during your ride – by all means do so if necessary, but understand if you do your attempt is over

Note: A time trial completed with friends, family or media following the rider in a vehicle, effectively acting as a sag-wagon, is not a true self-supported effort. This style of ride with background support allows a rider to travel faster and lighter, adds complexity and cost, and is something not available to all attempts. Therefore rides completed like this are denoted with Vehicle Back-up (VB).