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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

19 – 20 August 2017 – The Aggregate 100K (a mix between American gravel racing and MTB Enduro)
Location: North York Moors, starting from The New Inn, Cropton - a 100km loop with 4 timed stages and your aggregate score to count (solo or pairs) plus camping
Online booking: SiEntries

16 – 17 September 2017 – Ard Moors Enduro and Ard Moors Sprint
Location: From Lord Stones County Park

From the organisers of 'Ard Rock in the Yorkshire Dales, an Enduro with timed downhill stages on the North York Moors with steep trails, flat out singletrack and a proper 'Ard adventure! NEW for 2017 'Ard Moors Sprint has been added, taking in 4 out of the 5 #Ard Moors stages on a slightly shorter route, but still with over 2000m of combined climbing and descending! Expect steep trails, lots of singletrack, local beer and entertainment on the Saturday evening too!
Organiser: Ard Rock
Online booking: Eventbrite

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

North Yorkshire Mountain Bike Orienteers events

28 August 2017 – White Rose - Helmsley (3hr MBO Score event)
Organiser: NYMBO. (Contact: nymboevents@btinternet.com). Part of the Ebor White Rose Orienteering weekend (26 – 28 August)
Online booking: BMBO website

Road cycling events and sportives

Velo 29 Sportives

19 August 2017 - Whitby Regatta Sportive
Location: Whitby with three hilly routes to choose from (31.9, 58 and 78.5 miles) and up to 9,000ft of climbing.
Contact: Richard Williamson

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

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

Yorkshire Lass Cycling Club

20 August 2017 - Ladies Only Charity Sportive
Location: Carlton Lodge Activity Centre, near Thirsk (start and finish), with a choice of three routes (30, 60 and 103 miles) heading into the National Park on the medium and long routes, with a few hills thrown in. Book online.

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.

Cycling festivals and spectator events 2017

6 August - Ryedale Grand Prix Weekend

Location: Ampleforth College
Including HSBC UK National Women's Road Series and HSBC UK Grand Prix Series - Ryedale Grand Prix.
Organiser: British Cycling (Contact: Bob Howden)

12 - 13 August 2017 - Scarborough Festival of Cycling

A packed weekend including closed circuit road and grass track racing, sportive, BMX and "come and try" events. Located at various venues including Oliver's Mount and Hairy Bob's Skate Park.  

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.