Will will ever forget the 2014 Grand Depart on our roads in Yorkshire?
An event that caught the attention of the entire nation and really hammered home how big cycling in the UK is today.
From the immense build up of all the yellow bikes on our roads to the scenes on the day it’s an event that even the French were amazed to see!
As the millions joined at the road side we together created a day that will never be forgotten.
On the 2nd July 2017, the Ripon Tour Sportive will give you a unique opportunity to relive the memories by riding the now hallowed roads from stage 1 of the 2014 Tour de France. From the climbs to the fast descents and beautiful villages, this Sportive brings you as close to the Tour route as you are going to get.
For riders of all abilities, with great support on well-signed routes so you can’t get lost, the Ripon Tour Sportive is a “must do” event for any serious cycling fan.
There are three distance options all of which take in some challenging, but beautiful, climbs.
Make a weekend of it.
Camping is available at the start/finish venue on Ripon Racecourse. You can either take part in or watch the Ripon Triathlon on the Saturday afternoon or if there are any youngsters in your party they can take part in the Ripon Junior Triathlon on the Sunday morning.
Barbeque and band on the Saturday night. Historic Ripon City Centre and Cathedral within easy walking distance.
Part of the Ripon Triathlon Weekend
Based from Ripon Racecourse with on site camping Saturday night BBQ with live music and kids entertainment.
Organised jointly between NYP tri, TriHard and Velo 29.
Distance: 121.1km / 75.2m
Climbing: 1,719m / 5,639ft
Ride Time: 5 – 8 hours