Rides&Races

During the festival there will be plenty of opportunities to ride from guided rides to downloadable routes, and Rapha Mini Super Cross, Hot Laps and Tempest Hill Climb.

Make sure you register beforehand for Mini Super Cross and Hot Laps, and bring the appropriate bike or tyres for cyclocross racing. You must have a festival ticket to be eligible to enter the race.

If you need help finding the right ride for you, this guide outlines all of the routes. View the ride guide

Under 18s will need to be accompanied by an adult.

Thursday

18:30 – Rapha Sunset Ride

Friday

06:00 – Rapha Sunrise Ride
08:00 – Strava Ride
14:00 – Rapha Mini Super Cross – register now
16:00 – Strava Ride
18:30 – Rapha Sunset Ride
19:00 – Tempest Hill Climb

Saturday

06:00 – Rapha Sunrise Ride
08:00 – Strava Ride
16:00 – Strava Ride
18:00 – Super Cross Hot Laps – register now
18:30 – Rapha Sunset Ride

Sunday 

06:30 – Rapha Sunrise Ride

 

Guided Rides 

Rapha and Strava will be running guided rides each day, split into three groups per ride doing loops of 17, 20 or 31 miles. With limited places available, sign up will take place at the Rapha H-van. 

Register by 7pm the day before morning rides and by 2pm on the day for afternoon rides. 

17 mile loop (hilly & quiet)
20 mile loop (less hilly than 17 mile ride)
31 mile loop (hilly, into the Dales and via Masham)

 

Self-guided rides

If you want to explore further afield or can’t get onto a guided ride, we’ve recced three routes which will be available to download from the Strava and Rapha stands and the Tempest website. Although the first three are around a similar length, they branch out in different directions. Download the routes here:

47 miles less hilly
49 miles hilly
54 miles
94 miles killer

 

 

Mini Super Cross – Friday – 14:00 – 18:00 

Mud, sweat, cowbells and beer.  Mini Super Cross brings intense bursts of hard-fought racing, with each race lasting 40 minutes.  The winners will be seeded and invited to move into the Hot Laps. Register in advance.

Please note that you’ll need a cross bike, mountain bike, or a road bike with cross tyres to take part. Minimum age of entry is 14, while those under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Register here for Mini Super Cross

Categories:
Juniors/seniors/vets 40
Women/vets 50+
Novice

 

Tempest Hill Climb – Friday – 19:00 – 21:00

Teams of six will ride up a punchy climb.  The last man/woman across the line will stop the clock and the fastest team will get unlimited beer for the evening at the Rapha Cycle Club.  The slowest team will get bidons full of lead to quicken their descent…allegedly.

Register your team of six at the Rapha H-Van on Thursday and Friday by 2pm, or register to be entered into one of the scratch teams.

 

Super-Cross Hot Laps – Saturday – 18:00 – 20:00 

Hot Laps is Mini Super Cross but even more condensed and on a custom-built woodland course.

Riders will be released every minute and for the first hour anyone can sign-up.  The second hour, heading towards dusk, is where the best riders from the previous day will battle it out.

Please note that you’ll need a cross bike, mountain bike, or a road bike with cross tyres to take part. Minimum age of entry is 14, while those under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Register here for Super Cross Hot Laps