Sportives & events
Due to COVID-19, this section of the website may not have the latest updates regarding externally-run events. Many events have been cancelled or postponed although organisers are now able to go ahead with some cycle events, following Government guidelines. We will endeavour to add new dates as soon as we are made aware of them. If you do see an event listed, we would recommend that you contact the organisers directly to find out if it is still taking place.
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, cyclocross, gravel biking and enduro events 2021
3 – 4 July 2021 - Boltby Bash Enduro and MTB Sportive
Location: Boltby Forest, team or individual event, plus sportive option).
For gravity and MTB enthusiasts, the Enduro event involves 5 timed stages on private land. Enter in teams of up to 4 people or be an ‘island’ and challenge yourself, it even includes a category for electric bikes. The Boltby Bash Sportive, a non-competitive loop will run after the Enduro or join the practice day on the Saturday. Live music, bar and food on Saturday evening plus camping.
Online booking: SiEntries
10 July and 30 October 2021 (Halloween themed) - Kids Time Trial, Sutton Bank
This summer sees the return of Sutton Bank Bikes popular kids event, with five categories starting from balance bikes; prizes for winners.
23 – 25 July 2021 – The Crossing (Rat Race)
Sample some of the UK’s finest mountain biking on this coast-to-coast 200 mile mountain bike ride on fully way-marked tracks, taking in the Lake District, Yorkshire Dales and North York Moors National Parks.
Organiser and online booking: Rat Race
24 – 25 July 2021 - Esk Valley Enduro
Brand new! Experience five stages across two days and explore the best riding the Esk Valley has to offer, from technical, natural sections to fast flowing loam, jumps, berms and flat out moorland.
Online booking: SiEntries - entries now full - waiting list available
3 – 5 September 2021 - 2021 UK Singlespeed Championships (SSUK2021)
Location: Yorkshire Cycle Hub, Fryup
Back in Yorkshire after six years, with new trails, good food and beer, make a weekend of it.
Online booking: SiEntries
11 – 12 September 2021 – Moors One Hundred
A weekend introduction to the joys of bikepacking on the North York Moors. Over 90% of the route is off road, with great views, singletrack, fast gravel roads, forests, miles of open heather moorland, cosy country pubs and an evening camping at High Paradise Farm with pizza, beer and live music. Day one covers 53 miles, followed by 48 miles on day two.
Online booking: Entries now full - contact for reserve list
18 September 2021 (tbc) – 5 Forests
Location: Dalby Forest, plus Langdale, Broxa, Cropton and Newtondale Forests
New event from the organisers of Yorkshire True Grit, covering 100 miles on your bike, each forest will feature a timed section - uphill, downhill, flat or a combination of all three. Suitable for gravel bikes (or any off-road bike) and e-bikes.
18 – 19 September 2021 - Ard Moors Enduro and Sprint Enduro
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! Bookings open every November and it sells out very quickly!
Online booking: Ard Rock
26 September 2021 – Top of the Rock Gravel Sportive
Location: From Sutton Bank Bikes at Sutton Bank National Park Centre
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: 25k (15.5 miles), Medium: 50k (31 miles) or Long: 75k (46.5 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!
Online booking: SiEntries
Look out for the new cyclocross series starting in October and running through to February 2022 organised by Sutton Bank Bikes, on the brand new cyclocross course at Sutton Bank.
Road cycling events and sportives 2021
26 June 2021 - 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 as early as possible.
Organiser: Open Adventure (Contact: James Thurlow)
3 July 2021 - Stockton Sportive
Location: Stockton with a choice of four routes, from the fairly flat Spin (36.7 miles) for the first time Sportive rider, through to the Tour de Moor at 105.8 miles, with over 11,000ft of climbing. Part of Stockton Cycling Festival.
Organiser: Velo 29 (Contact: Richard Williamson)
15 August 2021 - Fadmoor Sportive
Location: Part of Fadmoor Cycling Day, includes both a family bike ride plus a Sportive (26 miles or a two lap option (52 miles) for the more experienced) which follows the Bransdale loop.
Online booking - Eventbrite
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.
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