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There are lots of exciting cycling and mountain bike events in the North York Moors area for all ages, whether you're a seasoned cyclist, a beginner looking to improve your skills or simply looking for a great family day out. If you like to combine mountain biking with trail running, take a look at Adventure racing events too.

The information below is provided by the organisers. Please contact them for further details. 

Mountain biking/cyclo cross and gravel racing

Top of the Rock logo12 November 2017 – Top of the Rock Gravel Sportive

Location: From Sutton Bank National Park Centre
NEW for 2017 Starting 1000ft up on the spectacular Sutton Bank escarpment, take a grand tour across moor ‘n dale on gravel trails.
Choice of three routes: Short: 27k (17 miles), Medium: 36k (22 miles) or Long: 60k (37 Miles).  
Expect spectacular autumn colours, a relaxed and fun vibe with smooth and flowing to technically and physically challenging trails, as well as a beer tent at the end! 10% off in Sutton Bank Bikes on the day too.
Organiser: Sutton Bank Bikes
Online booking: SiEntries

Road cycling events and sportives

Velo 29 Sportives

30 September 2017 - White Horse Sportive
Location: Nunthorpe across the North York Moors with a choice of three routes (30, 60.5 and 77 miles)
Contact: Richard Williamson

Wiggle Super Series Sportive

30 September 2017: Wiggle Super Series Ay Up! Yorkshire Sportive
Location: Thirsk. Part of the popular Wiggle Super Series, with three routes taking you around the North York Moors National Park with a number of testing hills (32, 56 and 91 miles). Book online.

Open Adventure

23 June 2018 - Coast to Coast in a Day
Location: Seascale to Whitby via Great Broughton, Kildale, Esk Valley. This annual event is very popular and you are advised to book a year in advance. Booking opens on 25 July 2017 for 2018 entries.
Contact: James Thurlow


A complete list of British Cycling affiliated events is also available for Yorkshire. Local cycling clubs also hold organised club rides, with routes that will often take in the beautiful North York Moors.