Elevation!

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You keep asking: What is the Elevation on Yorkshire True Grit?

Well, Yorkshire is hilly. It’s part of what makes it beautiful – the moorland vales and rolling hills. And Yorkshire True Grit is set in North Yorkshire, on the North York Moors. And we’re not joking when we ask “Have you got True Grit?”. 

Some folk were surprised last year at how tough the event was, and certainly the weather in 2016 didn’t help. But this is an event that is designed to test and challenge whether you have True Grit or not. It is not a race though, it’s about challenging yourself to keep on pedalling, upt’hill and downt’dale. 

Don’t focus on the climb. Focus on the scenery – remember to take in the vastness of the Heather Moorland, the views across to the coast (if it’s clear you’ll see the North sea!); and the views over to the Dales. Focus on the descent on the other side, because what goes up must come down! 

So in terms of elevation on the routes – if you work on around 1,000ft of ascent for every 10 miles of route you won’t be far wrong – give or take a little bit. And remember these are Yorkshire Miles; True Grit Miles. 

Elevation Stampede 

Elevation Profile: The Stampede

Elevation, DRive

Elevation Profile: The Drive

Elevation Outlaw

Elevation Profile: The Outlaw

If you’ve not been riding hills then there’s still this weekend for a bit of practice!