Sun 09/08/2009 - Ryedale Rumble 2009

Sun 09/08/2009 - Ryedale Rumble 2009

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Ryedale Rumble 2009

Event Date: 9th August 2009

The Event in Brief:

The sister event to The White Rose Classic is back for 2009! For the third edition of the RUMBLE the formula stays much the same as for 2008 with full changing & shower facilities, SportIdent timing, T-Shirt, food before and after the event plus well-stocked feed stations. Once again St. Martin's Ampleforth Preparatory School at Gilling Castle plays host as the start and finish venue. The course also stays the same with the three "monuments" of Boltby Bank, Blakey Bank and Rosedale Chimney still in the mix. In between we have the spectacular North York Moors that with the new August date will be viewed in their full splendour with a carpet of purple heather.

Three route options let you choose from 90, 135 & 188 km, all of which include the market town of Helmsley, the wild moors of Bransdale, the renowned valley of Farndale and the picturesque village of Hutton-le-Hole. If in doubt visit the website for guidance as to which route is most suitable.  

The Organiser is pleased to offer a full refund of your entry should you volunteer to marshal at the Ryedale Grand Prix Premier Calendar Road Race to be held on the 7th June, please mark your entry accordingly. There is also an opportunity for a free entry into the Ryedale Rumble if you can bring along a member of the family or a friend to the Rumble who can help in a variety of roles such as feed stations, signing-on etc. If you are able to help with this please contact the Organiser direct at


Further Information:

Here is a summary of our "Ryedale Reccy Ride":

"...a massive plus for this ride is the traffic and general road structure and surfaces, the whole of the NY Moors is littered with gorgeous small country lanes which are very well surfaced. There's hardly any traffic at all...on this whole 116 mile Sportive you will be on a 'A' road for around 2 miles max...the other 114 miles will be on blissful country lanes with high hedgerows passing through quaint little villages with thatched roofs."

"The scenery is tremendous, there's no other place like the NY Moors in all the UK...and in July the heather will be in full purple bloom - sensory overload! Its so remote,quiet and peaceful up on them moors. You'll be overwhelmed with the sheer vastness of it all."

"The route:- The Rumble Organisers have created a route which is as demanding as any sportive should ever be, the climbs of Boltby Bank / Blakey Bank / Rosedale Chimney Bank are off the very toughest pedigree that the area (or any other area) can offer, and its not just steep climbing, the route is intertwined with long mesmerising moor climbs, and stunning landmarks like Byland Abbey, Rievaulx Abbey and the White Horse of Kilburn. I've cycled extensively in the NY Moors I reckon this route captures all the area has to offer, a great blend of scenery, visitor attractions and of course brutal ascents! And you can opt for any one of 3 routes, all with varying degrees of difficulty to suit different abilities and aspirations."