Rough Rider Sportif launches event App

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Event: 21 April 2012
Location: Clapham, Yorkshire Dales National Park

The team behind the Rough Rider West Riding Classic sportif has lined up a whole host of services that riders just don’t get at other events. The latest innovation, available now for free, is a brand new App.

As will as giving you everything you need to know about the event, the free to download App will really whet your appetite for the sportif with photos, videos and annotated route maps highlighting the incredible views that you pass by on the day.

Regular riders will know that the actual day of a sportif can involve a very early start and, traditionally, even a bit of stress. The Rough Rider team have worked to reduce that as much as they can by including a feature on the App that will guide you from wherever you are to the starting line, either by road or rail.

Comments from last year’s West Riding Classic

“Thanks for organising a great ride yesterday, fantastic route, great scenery and brilliant soup! Hope to make it next year, cheers Brendan, great event!”

“Thanks Brendan, it was a great day despite the weather and the soup was yummy!”

“I don't think we would be suggesting anything you could improve on. The shorter route was very clearly marked out, food and venue were great and the Village Hall at Clapham was a good venue to start and finish from. We'll look forward to next year. Thanks again.”

“Just a quick email to say how much I enjoyed the Classic on Saturday. This was my first sportive as I've only been riding on the road for about 6 weeks and although I only did the short route, I have to say I thought the whole event was well organised and the route well signed – and the scenery was just great. The feed stop, well what more can I say? More food than I could have imagined! Brilliant!”

More information and all the details riders need to take part can be found on our brand new website at