A new epic gravel event, set deep in North Yorkshire’s most testing off-road landscape, promises to test the hardiest of cyclists over beautiful but brutal terrain. Borderlands is the newest event from Yorkshire’s leading cycling events company Struggle Events, who are experts in challenging rides in God’s Own Country. On Sunday 3rd September is Borderlands Gravel, a 100km off-road route that’s no bimble around bridleways. Borderlands takes riders over pedal-grinding climbs such as Oxnop Scar, Apedale Head, Great Pinseat and more. The area is already a playground for MTB riding. Borderlands treats riders to some of this awesome terrain, still unchartered by a gravel bike. Struggle Events Director Matt Mannakee said: “The route is amazing. Stoney shooting tracks guide you over rocky moonscapes and dips you down through abandoned mines. The landscape is worth the hard work, with 360 degree views on top of
A new epic gravel and road event launches on 1st April 2023, set deep in North Yorkshire’s most testing on- and off-road landscape, and promises to test the hardiest of cyclists over beautiful but brutal terrain. Borderlands is the newest event from Yorkshire’s leading cycling events company Struggle Events, who are experts in challenging rides in God’s Own Country. On Saturday 2nd September riders will take on 100 miles over bucket-list climb including Buttertubs Pass and Kidstones Pass (as seen in the 2014 Tour de France Grand Depart). The route navigates the tough terrain surrounding the Yorkshire Three Peaks and features other epic climbs like Fleet Moss and Grinton Moor (as seen in the 2019 Road World Championships). For newer riders, there’s a 100km option that still takes in the main bucket-list ascents.On Sunday 3rd September is Borderlands Gravel, a 100km off-road route
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