YORKSHIREDALES300 25-26th JUNE 2016

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Thanks for visiting the YD300 page. You can click on the booking link to reserve your ticket.  Due to some recent access issues there will be some minor changes to the 1st section of the ride. Very soon I will be sending out our first email with some more info on the YD300 but for those not sure what all the fuss is about let me explain.

At 8am on the 25th June you will be leaving Riders Cycle Centre on a 300km road/off road ride through the stunning Yorkshire Dales. Carrying all that you need to survive two days on your bike you will follow a pre planned route uploaded to your Garmin or paper map up and down the Dales. Expect some climbing and some dark places. Expect a challenge but be prepared for anything. If you need any more info please give me a call at Riders Cycle Centre. I have posted a few things below that may help and some web sites to browse through. Cheers.

Yorkshire Dales 300 2016 Event booking page.

YD300 route 2016

  • Click on the above link to confirm your place or call 01756 796844 for further details.
  • Your email address will be added to a mailing list. I will be releasing ride info and a news letter monthly.
  • The ride will start at 8am on Saturday 25th June 2015. RCC will be available on the Friday if any riders wish to travel up and bunk down for the night.
  • Expect to finish by Sunday night. We have work to go to on Monday.
  • A breakfast spread will be available on the Saturday morning. Porridge, cereal, fruit, juice, tea and coffee etc.
  • RCC will be manned all weekend to receive and calls, welcome home riders and to look after any kit and cars left there for the weekend.
  • A detailed GPS route will be made available prior to the event or when I am able to pre ride the course. Check out the GPSIES link. This is a rough route.
  • This is not a race, please don’t refer to this ride as a race. You are all invited to join me for a social ride for the duration of 189 miles 🙂

Welcome to the YorkshireDales300 Individual Time Trial.

YD300

 “What will I require to attempt the YorkshireDales300” 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.

DSCN0760PLEASE 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. 700×32 tyres are not going to be reliable streaming down Stock Dale Lane laden with kit.

Here are some useful websites.

 

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  – no drafting
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).

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