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Le Petit Depart

Cycle Sportive , Skipton – Sunday, 31 May 2015

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Event Summary

Event Overview

There is a very good reason why Le Tour de France came to Yorkshire in 2014: Join us and find out.

 

Welcome to Le Petit Depart - a cycle event celebrating the very best cycling the Yorkshire Dales has to offer and of course following in the wheels of the spectacular 2014 Tour de France: Grand Depart.  Le Petit Depart will follow the same route north of Skipton as Stage 1 of the 2014 Tour du France .

Starting from Skipton, Le Petit Depart offers two fantastic routes to cater for all abilities.

The 80 mile Sportive Ride follows much more of the Tour de France stage 1 taking you over 3 climbs and along 6 dales. From the head of Wharfedale the route goes over Kidstones, the first official climb of the 2014 Tour de France. It continues along the Stage 1 route to Reeth, before returning to Skipton via the impressive Ribblehead viaduct, the quaint market town of Settle and the lovely Malhamdale.

Quote: Alastair Humphreys- born and bred in Yorkshire Dales, round the world cyclist and adventurer:

Riding your bike in the Yorkshire Dales is a truly wonderful and joyous thing.  I’ve ridden around the world visiting 60 different countries and the Dales are one of the prettiest and most beautiful places to cycle.  Enjoy Le Petit Depart it's a great event.”  http://www.alastairhumphreys.com/ 

Recreational Ride - this 38 mile route follows the Grand Depart route up and back down the magnificent Upper Wharfedale valley, stretching right up into the heart of the Yorkshire Dales.  The return ride takes you back past the stunning Bolton Abbey. 

“This ride is a regular favourite for our Club rides, it’s relatively flat and takes you up and back one of the most beautiful Yorkshire dales”

Skipton Cycling Club Chairman

We sold out of this event in 2014 - Enter in January and take advantage of our Early Bird discount.

Ride information

There will be regular feedstops on both routes.  It will be fully signposted and have mechanical support at the start and on route.  All riders get a ride number, both rides will be full timed and will have great route marking.

There is ample high quality parking at the venue and sportive riders will get some fabulous FREE Yorkshire fodder at the end of the ride, Recreation route riders can purchase a post ride meal for just £5

There will be some special event momentos and spot prizes.

Here's what 2014 participants said about the event:

"We thought that we should let you know how much we enjoyed this day. My wife rode her first event in the recreational ride and I did the Sportive.

I have ridden in many cycle events one of which being in Belgium. I can honestly say that this event was by far the best organised event I have entered. The atmosphere and sense of community spirit was excellent. The feed stations were absolutely fabulous. I can not express strongly enough that you guys did a great job.

In one word.... BRILLIANT!!!"

Event Details

Event URN:

364614

Start Date:

Sun, 31st May 2015

Event Type:

Cycle Sportive (Non-Competitive)

Venue:

Craven Cattle Marts, Gargrave Road, Skipton, North Yorkshire, BD23 1UD
View map

Cheques payable to:

Craven District Council

Entry close date

Mon, 25th May 2015

Event promoted by:

Skipton Cycling Club (website)

Event Website:

Visit Website

British Cycling Grading:

This event has been graded using data collected by Map My Ride

Reports

Relive the 2014 Tour de France by entering Le Petit Depart Sportive

Posted 25/03/2015 - Bruce Dinsmore

Cyclists are being invited to relive the glory of the Tour de France in Le Petit Depart 2...

View Full Report

About the Event

Info for Riders

Each month we have a range of spot prizes for that months entrants from £50 vouchers to Hope Road wheels. Latest prizes on facebook page, enter now to be in for a chance to win Full event details are on the website. Full rider information pack sent out mid May. The event will be offer the same fantastic package as 2014 including: 2 TORQ Feedstops and 1 extra feedstop Free meal at the finish for Sportive Riders Rider Timing (chip timing for both rides) Rider number Free Event T-Shirt for Sportive entrants only Event Merchandise and special Event cycle top Ample car parking at event HQ Monthly Spot prizes worth £350 Official Event Photographer Massage at the finish Friendly and knowledgeable Skipton Cycle club members. Recreation Ride Short Cut: We will be having a short cut option this year at our cut off point in Threshfield where the feed stop is. The short cut will miss out the top section of the course up to Kettlewell, so shortening the route to 26miles.

The Rides

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Le Petit Depart: Sportive Ride Ride
Date Start Distance BCG Est. Field Size
Sun 31/05/15 08:00 1 laps / 128km / 80 miles 218 800
Entry: Postal: (£30.00), On Day: (£40.00)
Sun 31/05/15 – 08:00
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British Cycling Grading: 218 | Est. Field Size: 800
1 laps / 128km / 80 miles
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Le Petit Depart: Recreational Ride Ride
Date Start Distance BCG Est. Field Size
Sun 31/05/15 09:00 1 laps / 61km / 38 miles 48 400
Entry: Postal: (£15.00), On Day: (£15.00)
Sun 31/05/15 – 09:00
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British Cycling Grading: 48 | Est. Field Size: 400
1 laps / 61km / 38 miles

Event Summary

Event Overview

There is a very good reason why Le Tour de France came to Yorkshire in 2014: Join us and find out.

 

Welcome to Le Petit Depart - a cycle event celebrating the very best cycling the Yorkshire Dales has to offer and of course following in the wheels of the spectacular 2014 Tour de France: Grand Depart.  Le Petit Depart will follow the same route north of Skipton as Stage 1 of the 2014 Tour du France .

Starting from Skipton, Le Petit Depart offers two fantastic routes to cater for all abilities.

The 80 mile Sportive Ride follows much more of the Tour de France stage 1 taking you over 3 climbs and along 6 dales. From the head of Wharfedale the route goes over Kidstones, the first official climb of the 2014 Tour de France. It continues along the Stage 1 route to Reeth, before returning to Skipton via the impressive Ribblehead viaduct, the quaint market town of Settle and the lovely Malhamdale.

Quote: Alastair Humphreys- born and bred in Yorkshire Dales, round the world cyclist and adventurer:

Riding your bike in the Yorkshire Dales is a truly wonderful and joyous thing.  I’ve ridden around the world visiting 60 different countries and the Dales are one of the prettiest and most beautiful places to cycle.  Enjoy Le Petit Depart it's a great event.”  http://www.alastairhumphreys.com/ 

Recreational Ride - this 38 mile route follows the Grand Depart route up and back down the magnificent Upper Wharfedale valley, stretching right up into the heart of the Yorkshire Dales.  The return ride takes you back past the stunning Bolton Abbey. 

“This ride is a regular favourite for our Club rides, it’s relatively flat and takes you up and back one of the most beautiful Yorkshire dales”

Skipton Cycling Club Chairman

We sold out of this event in 2014 - Enter in January and take advantage of our Early Bird discount.

Ride information

There will be regular feedstops on both routes.  It will be fully signposted and have mechanical support at the start and on route.  All riders get a ride number, both rides will be full timed and will have great route marking.

There is ample high quality parking at the venue and sportive riders will get some fabulous FREE Yorkshire fodder at the end of the ride, Recreation route riders can purchase a post ride meal for just £5

There will be some special event momentos and spot prizes.

Here's what 2014 participants said about the event:

"We thought that we should let you know how much we enjoyed this day. My wife rode her first event in the recreational ride and I did the Sportive.

I have ridden in many cycle events one of which being in Belgium. I can honestly say that this event was by far the best organised event I have entered. The atmosphere and sense of community spirit was excellent. The feed stations were absolutely fabulous. I can not express strongly enough that you guys did a great job.

In one word.... BRILLIANT!!!"

Event Details

Event URN:

364614

Start Date:

Sun, 31st May 2015

Event Type:

Cycle Sportive (Non-Competitive)

Venue:

Craven Cattle Marts, Gargrave Road, Skipton, North Yorkshire, BD23 1UD
View map

Cheques payable to:

Craven District Council

Entry close date

Mon, 25th May 2015

Event promoted by:

Skipton Cycling Club (website)

Event Website:

Visit Website

British Cycling Grading:

This event has been graded using data collected by Map My Ride

Reports

Relive the 2014 Tour de France by entering Le Petit Depart Sportive

Posted 25/03/2015 - Bruce Dinsmore

Cyclists are being invited to relive the glory of the Tour de France in Le Petit Depart 2...

View Full Report

About the Event

Info for Riders

Each month we have a range of spot prizes for that months entrants from £50 vouchers to Hope Road wheels. Latest prizes on facebook page, enter now to be in for a chance to win Full event details are on the website. Full rider information pack sent out mid May. The event will be offer the same fantastic package as 2014 including: 2 TORQ Feedstops and 1 extra feedstop Free meal at the finish for Sportive Riders Rider Timing (chip timing for both rides) Rider number Free Event T-Shirt for Sportive entrants only Event Merchandise and special Event cycle top Ample car parking at event HQ Monthly Spot prizes worth £350 Official Event Photographer Massage at the finish Friendly and knowledgeable Skipton Cycle club members. Recreation Ride Short Cut: We will be having a short cut option this year at our cut off point in Threshfield where the feed stop is. The short cut will miss out the top section of the course up to Kettlewell, so shortening the route to 26miles.

The Rides

3
Le Petit Depart: Sportive Ride Ride
Date Start Distance BCG Est. Field Size
Sun 31/05/15 08:00 1 laps / 128km / 80 miles 218 800
Entry: Postal: (£30.00), On Day: (£40.00)
Sun 31/05/15 – 08:00
3
British Cycling Grading: 218 | Est. Field Size: 800
1 laps / 128km / 80 miles
2
Le Petit Depart: Recreational Ride Ride
Date Start Distance BCG Est. Field Size
Sun 31/05/15 09:00 1 laps / 61km / 38 miles 48 400
Entry: Postal: (£15.00), On Day: (£15.00)
Sun 31/05/15 – 09:00
2
British Cycling Grading: 48 | Est. Field Size: 400
1 laps / 61km / 38 miles

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