Ron Kitching CTC Challenge Ride set to take place this weekend

The CTC have confirmed details of the Ron Kitching Ride in York ahead of the sportive on Saturday June 23.

Ron Kitchling CTC SportiveBased out of the York Cycle Show, there’s a choice of two distances, 100 and 150km through the Howardian Hills and North Yorkshire Moors, with the optional 33 per cent climb of Rosedale Chimney.

The 100km route takes riders from York up on to the moors before dropping into Hutton-le-Hole and on to Marton. The 150km route tackles the climbs of Farndale and Blakey Bank, which the organisers describe as “savage”. After a stop at Danby Moors Centre, the route climbs back over the moors before dropping into Rosedale where those with fresh legs can take the option of the Chimney.

From there it’s a lumpy run through the grounds of Castle Howard and back to the York Cycle Show, taking place at York Racecourse over the weekend June 23-24.

Both routes, which take in some of the favourite roads of local cycling legend Ron Kitchling, will be fully signposted, timed, have well stocked feed stops and mechanical back-up on route as well as the start/finish.

The Ron Kitching Ride is one of the Shimano Wheel Service test events where selected riders, via a ballot system, can try out the latest Shimano wheelsets during the sportive for free. See the event website for full details.

Entries can be made online or by post with a discount for CTC members and group bookings for teams of four or more. Enter online at www.ctcchallengerides.co.uk

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