Five sportives to ride in Yorkshire this summer

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Five sportives to ride in Yorkshire this summer

With one month until the Tour de France, want to see what all the fuss is about? Here are five events to put in your calendar


Tour de Yorkshire
Sunday July 13

The Tour de Yorkshire will take place on Sunday July 13 – just one week after the Grand Départ – and offers riders the chance to ride the majority of stage one. Organisers say part of the route has been tweaked to avoid busy roads which, while closed for the Tour, will be open to traffic for the sportive.

The 120-mile route starts and finishes in Ilkley, venturing into the Yorkshire Dales  to rack up a lug-numbing 2,833m of climbing on what is deemed – by the Tour de France at least – as a ‘flat’ stage…

The 120-mile Tour de Yorkshire sportive follows the majority of the stage one route – including Buttertubs Pass (Pic: Simon Wilkinson/SWPix.com)

The event is organised by the Railway Children charity and riders are required to pay a £55 entry fee, along with a commitment to raise a minimum of £100 in sponsorship.

Entry fee: £55 + £100 sponsorship pledge
Route: 120 miles
Website: Tour de Yorkshire

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