FAQs

We will be updating this page in the weeks leading up to the event so check back soon to see if we have answered your question.

If you would like to ask us something, why not head to our contact page and drop us an email.

Who is organising Yorkshire True Grit?

Yorkshire True Grit is organised by Andrew Wright – owner of Bikewright.com. Andrew is a Yorkshireman born and bred and has spent a good 40 years riding on these local trails. It is this combination of local knowledge and passion for cycling that has brought this event to life. Andrew also runs a local mountain biking guiding business – Yorkshire Mountain Biking.

 

Am I fit enough?

The Outlaw is a challenging route; the Drive will also test your grit. The Stampede is still designed to test, but should be rideable by most cyclists.

Is the event insured?

Bikewright has public liability insurance to cover the event. This does not cover personal injury as is typical for these event – if this is a concern then we recommend you take our personal insurance.

Can my under-16 ride with me?

We are getting a number of emails asking if under 16s can take part. Yes, they can on the Stampede if they are supervised by a responsible adult - preferably a parent for the entirety of the ride. The routes are challenging and feature a lot of climbing. The 20-mile route (the Stampede) does feature some potential short-cuts back if the ride is too much for the child (or adult!). There is a family ticket available - two adults pay and two kids go free! 

 

How much is the entry?

Entry is £38.00 for any of the routes - one flat rate! Outlaw, Drive and Stampede are all the same price. 

However, if you do the Outlaw or the Drive and also enter the Stampede, the Stampede will only cost you a fiver! (Total spend £43). 

Camping is extra and is bookable as you do your entry on SiEntries. 

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What type of bike do I need? Is a gravel bike necessary?

The route has been designed so that it favours gravel bikes but it can be ridden on any off-road bike. We have classes for Gravel, MTB, FatBike, Singlespeed and Electric Bikes. We’d really just like you to come and enjoy the ride, whatever flavour of bike you prefer!

Will I have to navigate?

The route will be signed – however we will also be issuing a .gpx of the route in advance of the event. We recommend that you also take a map with you, in the event that you go off course or the signs are removed.

Do I need to bring food on the event?

This is very much an adventure challenge. We will have one support station on The Drive and The Outlaw. We will have some water and bars - however this is there as an emergency. You should carry your own food.  There will also be a mechanic stationed there and he will have a supply of inner tubes and other bits and pieces and will be able to assist you with mechanical problems should you need it. We recommend that you carry the food that you think you need to complete the event.

 

How long will the routes take?

The million dollar question. We would anticipate that a fast time round The Outlaw (60miles) would be around 4.5 hours – however if you are looking to enjoy the scenery then it might take up to 9 hours. We will have cut-offs in place – these are for your safety – so please, if you don’t make a marshall point by the specified time don’t take it personally.

The Stampede (20 miles) might take less than 2 hours, or might take all day if you want to enjoy the views. The Drive (40 miles) would take around 3-4hours or up to 9 hours.

 

Will I need lights?

We'll update this later...we're having some discussions....lights might be needed! 

Last year though, the weather was terrible and those with lights did use them...

Can my family and friends support or watch en route?

We’d love you to bring your family and friends to enjoy the weekend. As much of the route is on private land no spectators are permitted so this is a self-supported event.