RCC Sportives

Saturday May 26th 2018

Richmond CC have recently made the decision not to continue organising the cyclosportives.
We have had 12 good years, but feel that we no longer have the resources to put on a successful event in the current sportive market.
We are currently in the process of handing the event over to a different organiser, and we hope the ride will go ahead this year (2018). It will certainly happen in 2019. Please watch this space, and our Facebook page for updates.

Ride information:

Same routes as 2014's Tour de France Special Editions.

We have a fantastic, popular, well established sportive that has been running for 12 years, and we want to be a part of the Tour legacy by utilising the now-legendary 2014 Grand Depart route.

All 3 routes follow part of the Grand Depart route, with the main 118 mile route taking in all 3 climbs, as well as quite a few others including Fleet Moss and The Stang!


This Google Map gives loads of info about all the routes - have a look.

The 5 Dale 118 

5 Dales, 118 miles and 8 major ascents, including Kidstones, Buttertubs and Whipperdale Bank - the 3 Tour climbs.

This one is for experienced cyclists only.

In the same league as the Etape du Dales and the Fred Whitton Challenge.

3 feedstations: Keld, Hawes 1, Hawes 2.

Challenge times: Gold - 7h15, Silver - 8h15, Bronze - 9h15

The 4 Dale 85 

Same as the main route, but misses 2 of the hardest climbs. Still climbs Buttertubs and Whipperdale Bank. 

Enter the 115, but take this option if you're having a bad day!

Challenge times: Gold - 5h45, Silver - 6h15, Bronze - 6h45

2 feedsations: Keld, Hawes 1.

The 3 Dale 60 

Follows the main route for the first 30 miles, then 'escapes' down Swaledale. Still a major challenge, especially up Whipperdale Bank, the final climb!

Challenge times: Gold - 3h45, Silver - 4h15 - Bronze: 4h45

1 feedstation: Keld.


Registration and start opens from 7.30am. Last rider away by 9am.

Event HQ is Richmond School DL10 7BQ

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May 24, 2017, 9:07 AM
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