Yorkshire Moors Wild Ride
A mix of dense woodland and open moorland is in store for you on this punchy ride through one of the most sparsely populated & beautiful areas of England on a challenging but very rewarding 80km loop.
- DISTANCE: 79KM | ELEVATION: 1510M
- RIDE DIFFICULTY 3.5/5
- TECHNICAL DIFFICULTY 4/5
- PERCENTAGE OF ROUTE OFF ROAD 71%
Bike & Tyre Choice: The route has a real mix of terrain but ideal throughout for gravel bikes with around 40mm tyres. Mountain bikes will be fine on parts of the route but will feel slow on the quicker sections.
Explore one of the most stunning parts of the UK.
Ride parts of the ancient Cleveland Way
See ‘The finest view in England’ according to James Herriot
Social drink at the finish village
Thirsk: 79km, 1,510m
Starting in the old market town of Thirsk, we head to the first gravel section in Boltby forest which gets steeper towards the summit. After some open moorland, riders will enjoy uninterrupted gravel loops around the Bilsdale transmitter before a descent and another tough summit near Arden Hall stunning views before finishing on flowing smooth gravel singletrack.
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