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Black Sheep Big Spoon Bike Ride

Cycle Sportive , Masham – Sunday, 10 Jun 2018

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Event Summary

Event Overview

Stunning scenery, quiet roads, good company and a pint at the end; what more could you want from a cycle challenge? How about a great cause?!

Now in its eighth year, the Black Sheep Big Spoon Bike Ride is building on the success of the original Black Sheep Brewery sponsored “Firkin Challenge” rides by raising money for disadvantaged and disabled children and young people in Yorkshire whilst enjoying some of England’s finest scenery.

We are delighted that Black Sheep continue as our major sponsor. The event HQ is therefore again at the Black Sheep Brewery Visitor Centre in Masham www.blacksheepbrewery.com. From here you have two routes to choose from;

The “Dessert Spoon” ride follows 55 miles of quiet, undulating roads through the lower reaches of Wensleydale heading north initially through the picturesque Hornby Park, before rising gradually to a glorious viewpoint at the top of Scarth Nick and a visit to the iconic Castle Bolton, before heading back down Wensleydale via Wensley, Middleham and Jervaulx Abbey.  There are two checkpoints along the route with hot and cold drinks and plenty of food, a support vehicle should you need mechanical assistance, not to mention three top tea rooms if required to enhance your enjoyment of the day.  Total climbing (none of which is worthy of a chevron on an O.S. map!) amounts to 3,200ft.

The “Serving Spoon” challenge is a hilly 87 mile ride, taking the same gentle start to the second checkpoint at Redmire, before heading up the long steady pull of Hargill Lane over to Grinton in Swaledale.  It comes back over the ridge via the north face of the Buttertubs pass, before heading back down Wensleydale to Redmire and then follows the same route back to Masham as the "Dessert Spoon" ride.  The two major climbs take the total climbing over the 87 miles to 6,400ft, but you will have three checkpoints with hot and cold drinks and food to replenish the energy used.

All riders will be welcomed back to the Black Sheep Brewery Visitor Centre with a complimentary hot meal and a pint of their award winning ale.

All profits and sponsorship monies raised will go to the Wooden Spoon Charity with every penny being used to help disadvantaged youngsters. The previous Black Sheep Big Spoon Bike Rides have raised over £66,000 to date for this great cause.

Further details from the website at www.bigspoonbikeride.co.uk

Event Details

Event URN:

417684

Start Date:

Sun, 10th Jun 2018

Event Type:

Cycle Sportive (Non-Competitive)

Venue:

Black Sheep Brewery Visitor Centre, Wellgarth, Masham, North Yorkshire, HG4 4EN

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Cheques payable to:

enter online at British Cycling

Event Website:

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Other Events:

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British Cycling Grading:

This event has been graded using data collected by Ride with GPS

About the Event

Info for Riders

Full details of the event can be found at the website: www.bigspoonbikeride.co.uk

Both the 55 mile Dessert Spoon and 87 mile Serving Spoon rides start and finish at the Black Sheep Brewery Visitor Centre, where all participants will receive a complimentary hot meal and a pint after the ride. 

Start times:

87 mile Serving Spoon ride from 08.00

55 mile Dessert Spoon ride from 10.00

Registration opens at 07.30 at the Black Sheep Brewery Visitor Centre, Masham, North Yorkshire HG4 4EN www.blacksheepbrewery.com 

Parking for the event is provided in the car park signed just after you cross the bridge into Masham. It is a short 200 yard ride to the registration and start point.

Route maps, GPS files, and all details required are on the website at www.bigspoonbikeride.co.uk

The entry fee covers feed-stations and a post ride meal plus pint whilst a support vehicle will cover the route in case of difficulty. This year we have included an option to make a voluntary donation of £20 in addition to the standard entry fee, we hope you will support Wooden Spoon by either raising additional sponsorship or making this donation. 

All profits, donations and sponsorship go to Wooden Spoon to be spent on projects to support disadvantaged children and young people in Yorkshire. 

The Rides

4
Serving Spoon Ride
Date Start Distance BCG Est. Field Size
Sun 10/06/18 08:00 140km / 87 miles 272 ---
Sun 10/06/18 – 08:00
4
British Cycling Grading: 272
140km / 87 miles
2
Dessert Spoon Ride
Date Start Distance BCG Est. Field Size
Sun 10/06/18 10:00 89km / 55 miles 88 ---
Sun 10/06/18 – 10:00
2
British Cycling Grading: 88
89km / 55 miles

Event Summary

Event Overview

Stunning scenery, quiet roads, good company and a pint at the end; what more could you want from a cycle challenge? How about a great cause?!

Now in its eighth year, the Black Sheep Big Spoon Bike Ride is building on the success of the original Black Sheep Brewery sponsored “Firkin Challenge” rides by raising money for disadvantaged and disabled children and young people in Yorkshire whilst enjoying some of England’s finest scenery.

We are delighted that Black Sheep continue as our major sponsor. The event HQ is therefore again at the Black Sheep Brewery Visitor Centre in Masham www.blacksheepbrewery.com. From here you have two routes to choose from;

The “Dessert Spoon” ride follows 55 miles of quiet, undulating roads through the lower reaches of Wensleydale heading north initially through the picturesque Hornby Park, before rising gradually to a glorious viewpoint at the top of Scarth Nick and a visit to the iconic Castle Bolton, before heading back down Wensleydale via Wensley, Middleham and Jervaulx Abbey.  There are two checkpoints along the route with hot and cold drinks and plenty of food, a support vehicle should you need mechanical assistance, not to mention three top tea rooms if required to enhance your enjoyment of the day.  Total climbing (none of which is worthy of a chevron on an O.S. map!) amounts to 3,200ft.

The “Serving Spoon” challenge is a hilly 87 mile ride, taking the same gentle start to the second checkpoint at Redmire, before heading up the long steady pull of Hargill Lane over to Grinton in Swaledale.  It comes back over the ridge via the north face of the Buttertubs pass, before heading back down Wensleydale to Redmire and then follows the same route back to Masham as the "Dessert Spoon" ride.  The two major climbs take the total climbing over the 87 miles to 6,400ft, but you will have three checkpoints with hot and cold drinks and food to replenish the energy used.

All riders will be welcomed back to the Black Sheep Brewery Visitor Centre with a complimentary hot meal and a pint of their award winning ale.

All profits and sponsorship monies raised will go to the Wooden Spoon Charity with every penny being used to help disadvantaged youngsters. The previous Black Sheep Big Spoon Bike Rides have raised over £66,000 to date for this great cause.

Further details from the website at www.bigspoonbikeride.co.uk

Event Details

Event URN:

417684

Start Date:

Sun, 10th Jun 2018

Event Type:

Cycle Sportive (Non-Competitive)

Venue:

Black Sheep Brewery Visitor Centre, Wellgarth, Masham, North Yorkshire, HG4 4EN

View map

Cheques payable to:

enter online at British Cycling

Event Website:

Visit Website

Other Events:

View other events promoted by this organiser

British Cycling Grading:

This event has been graded using data collected by Ride with GPS

About the Event

Info for Riders

Full details of the event can be found at the website: www.bigspoonbikeride.co.uk

Both the 55 mile Dessert Spoon and 87 mile Serving Spoon rides start and finish at the Black Sheep Brewery Visitor Centre, where all participants will receive a complimentary hot meal and a pint after the ride. 

Start times:

87 mile Serving Spoon ride from 08.00

55 mile Dessert Spoon ride from 10.00

Registration opens at 07.30 at the Black Sheep Brewery Visitor Centre, Masham, North Yorkshire HG4 4EN www.blacksheepbrewery.com 

Parking for the event is provided in the car park signed just after you cross the bridge into Masham. It is a short 200 yard ride to the registration and start point.

Route maps, GPS files, and all details required are on the website at www.bigspoonbikeride.co.uk

The entry fee covers feed-stations and a post ride meal plus pint whilst a support vehicle will cover the route in case of difficulty. This year we have included an option to make a voluntary donation of £20 in addition to the standard entry fee, we hope you will support Wooden Spoon by either raising additional sponsorship or making this donation. 

All profits, donations and sponsorship go to Wooden Spoon to be spent on projects to support disadvantaged children and young people in Yorkshire. 

The Rides

4
Serving Spoon Ride
Date Start Distance BCG Est. Field Size
Sun 10/06/18 08:00 140km / 87 miles 272 ---
Sun 10/06/18 – 08:00
4
British Cycling Grading: 272
140km / 87 miles
2
Dessert Spoon Ride
Date Start Distance BCG Est. Field Size
Sun 10/06/18 10:00 89km / 55 miles 88 ---
Sun 10/06/18 – 10:00
2
British Cycling Grading: 88
89km / 55 miles

British Cycling Grading

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Cycle Sportive
Entry powered by British Cycling
Registered Sportive

British Cycling Grading

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