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Start date:
Sun, 29th Jun 2014
Event Type:
Cycle Sportive (Non-Competitive)
Ilkley Rugby Club
Denton Road, Ilkley, West Yorkshire, LS29 0BZ
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Event promoted by:
Ilkley Cycling Club ( website )
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Event website:
Event organiser:
Mr Nigel Ezard
Cheques payable to:
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British Cycling Grading:
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Info for Riders:

Widely considered to be the premier road cycling sportive in the region, the White Rose Classic offers three challenging routes which will take you through the heart of the stunning Yorkshire Dales, taking in some of the iconic climbs which make the area a mecca for road cyclists, including a section of Stage 1 of the 2014 Tour de France.

All routes start and end in Ilkley and none are to be taken lightly! The short route (50miles/80km/+1447m) takes in the climbs of Norwood Edge and West End en-route to Grassington, returning along the picturesque Wharfedale valley. The medium route (84miles/135km/+2357m) heads on from Grassington, along Littondale to Halton Gill before heading south to the notorious climb out of Settle and returning via Wharfedale. The epic long route (115miles/183km/+3305m) is right up there with any of the Etape du Tour routes! Add on Fleet Moss and the Coal Road and you hav
Preview Rides:
Date Start Ride name Grade BCG Duration
29 Jun 14 06:30 Long Route 5 608 184km / 114m
29 Jun 14 07:30 Medium Route 4 326 136km / 85m
29 Jun 14 08:30 Short Route 2 115 80km / 50m

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The White Rose Classic has firmly re-established itself a classic on the calendar. Offering 3 challenging routes which take in the best the Dales has to offer. Each route will be fully signed, have well stocked feedstations, and mechanical support. 

The route length selected can be changed on the day - you will asked to confirm at registration. 

Riders must be 16 or over, if under 18 a parental consent form must be completed and handed in at registration. 

Start times:

6:30 - 8:00 Long

7.30 – 9.30 medium

830 – 10:00 short


Ilkley Cycling Club Terms and Conditions of Entry.

These Terms and Conditions apply to all entrants participating in the White Rose Classic which is organised and operated by Ilkley Cycling Club (ICC) and are in addition to those of the British Cycling Online Entry System.

Disclaimer: I have read the terms and conditions of entry and understand the nature of this event. I agree that I enter at my own risk and take full responsibility for my safety and actions during the event. I do not hold ICC or any of its agents or volunteers responsible for any damage, injury or loss to myself or my property during the event.

1. The White Rose Classic offers routes of differing length and challenge. It includes significant climbs and descents and riders should familiarise themselves with the routes and choose one according to their ability and experience. Riders are able to change the route from that entered online, either on the day or during the ride.

2. The participant accepts that the event is not a race. All riders should take due care and attention. ICC does not accept responsibility for the actions of the participant nor for the consequences of such actions. Riders should not ride more than two cycles abreast and should follow the Highway Code at all times.

3. The wearing of a suitable cycle-specific helmet is mandatory. Failure to wear one will result in removal from the event. There are no exceptions to this rule.  The use of tri-bars is not allowed. Riders take responsibility for the roadworthiness of their cycle.

4. The routes are way-marked and there may be warning signs at appropriate points on the route. Absence of these signs does not signal the absence of dangers. It is the rider’s responsibility to ride according to the road and traffic conditions at the time and take all due care and attention.

 5. The organiser reserves the right to vary the route or routes from those advertised should it be deemed necessary for reasons of rider safety or due to circumstances beyond their control.

6. The participant agrees to return to the event centre at the end of their ride. Not doing so may lead to a search being organised. If a rider is unable to return within the stated time limit then it is their responsibility to inform the organiser by phone via the number provided or by contacting a course marshal as soon as possible.

7. Withdrawal. Should a participant need to withdraw from the event, no refund will be given. However, the entrant may transfer their entry to another person by following the procedure on the organiser’s website. The entrant is responsible for any transfer of monies. No transfers within 48 hours of the event. By signing-on at registration, the new entrant acknowledges acceptance of the ICC terms and conditions and those of the British Cycling Online Entry System.

8. Cancellation. This event is run by ICC and its volunteers for the enjoyment of participants, to raise money for the club to promote and support cycling locally and in aid of local charities. There will be no refund in the unlikely case of the event being cancelled due to adverse weather conditions, unforeseen circumstances or those beyond the control of the organiser. 

9. Identification. All riders are required to show identification at registration which at least shows the rider’s surname. This MUST correspond to either the surname entered on the British Cycling entry system or that notified to the organiser in advance if there has been a transfer of entry.  If identification cannot be shown then the rider cannot ride. 

Event Location:

Denton Road,
West Yorkshire,
LS29 0BZ

Ride: Long Route

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Fully Booked
Date Start Distance BCG Est. Field Size
29 Jun 14 06:30 184km / 114m 608 ---

Ride: Medium Route

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Fully Booked
Date Start Distance BCG Est. Field Size
29 Jun 14 07:30 136km / 85m 326 ---

Ride: Short Route

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Fully Booked
Date Start Distance BCG Est. Field Size
29 Jun 14 08:30 80km / 50m 115 ---

Event entry now closed

Posted 06/05/2014

The Ilkley Cycling Club White Rose Classic sportive has reached its participant limit of 1000 riders and so entry is now closed. 

Anyone needing to transfer their entry or looking for a place should use the White Rose Classic Facebook page and/or Twitter feed to advertise as such. 

Details of how to transfer entry, taken from the club's WRClassic FAQ section found on its website are copied below:

How do I transfer my entry?

You must notify the organiser via email ( and no later than midnight 26 June 2014, of the new rider’s full name, date of birth and email address. They will then be required to show matching ID at registration and will also be required to sign terms and conditions and provide emergency contact details.

I’m replacing another rider, what do I need to do?

At registration go to the "transfer" desk and have ready the name of the rider you are replacing.  You will need to bring ID, fill in a form with your details and emergency contact information and sign the terms and conditions.

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