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Well this year was a corker! Nice weather – perhaps a little bit breezy but at least it didn’t rain.  I’ve been through the many sheets of paper where we scrawled the time that you got to the finish. It’s … Continued

Kit List

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Yorkshire True Grit is a test of your grit and determination, your ability to push on, whatever may happen. And whilst we’re all sitting around today reading headlines about how it’s the hottest day since 1976, who is to say … Continued

Forgotten Something?

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Packing for an event, can be a bit of a chore.  Bike Helmet Gloves Shoes Shorts You’d think that would be it, and you’d be good to go. But when you get your bike out of the van, no! Somehow … Continued

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 … Continued

Tyres!

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The cyclist’s favourite topic: Tyres. Which ones? Which compound of rubber? What size?  There’s no right answer – especially for Yorkshire True Grit. You make your choice and that’s it for the duration of the ride. This might help your … Continued

Parking

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I’ve been getting a few emails about car parking for Yorkshire True Grit – so here’s the answer for you:  Car Parking will be at High Paradise Farm. The address is High Paradise Farm, Boltby, near Thirsk, YO7 2HT. www.highparadise.co.uk  … Continued

Welcome to Paradise!

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We’re really excited that the team at High Paradise Farm are supporting this year’s Yorkshire True Grit and that their fantastic farm, cottages and tea room will be the event HQ for the weekend. Situated on the edge of the … Continued

Refuel with Wainwright!

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The weather today (Sunday) would be a real test of your True Grit so if you’ve been out riding today then it’d be worth rewarding yourself. In fact any ride deserves a little reward: pizza, chocolate, beer. We’ve been thinking … Continued

Friday Night Pasta!

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We all know that eating the right stuff the night before a big ride can make all the difference to how you feel whilst you’re on the trails. Trying to cook a really good meal on a camping stove is … Continued

Salsa: Adventure Makes Life Better

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We obviously agree that Adventure Makes Life Better which is why we’re super-excited that Salsa are supporting this year’s Yorkshire True Grit!  Adventure is one thing that Yorkshire True Grit is not short of, so it’s great to have the Salsa … Continued

In your goodie bag will be…

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We all love a great ride on our bikes, we love the trail, the bike, the fresh air, the effort and mainly we love talking about how amazing the ride was later! But, mostly we don’t love cleaning our bikes… … Continued

Gift Vouchers!

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As it’s Christmas we thought we’d get into the spirit of things by sorting out a gift voucher that your friends and family can buy for you; or you can buy for your friends and family. It’s better than a … Continued

Entries Are Open!

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Yep, that’s right Entries for the 2017 Yorkshire True Grit are open. This year we’ve a new Ranch, (HQ) and three new stonking routes for you to challenge your levels of grit and determination on! All routes’ll be starting from … Continued

Dates for 2017

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So, we’ve subtly launched the dates for the 2017 Event – two days of Gravelly Drop Handled Bar Goodness on the North York Moors – the 24th & 25th June. Entries aren’t open just yet – but will be soon. … Continued

Back in 2017

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We’ve had our wash-up meeting and whilst the accountanty-chap is still number crunching, we’ve decided that we’ve got enough stamina to run Yorkshire True Grit again next year…here’s hoping you think that is good news! Dates are to be decided…yes … Continued

Finishing Time

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We really hope that you enjoyed the first Yorkshire True Grit! Although it isn’t a race, it is always nice to know how long you took to ride an event. We have recorded your FINISH time (not the time taken … Continued

Duncombe Park Event HQ 2016

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Some things worth noting about Duncombe Park Event HQ. Firstly – if you are paying on the day (or on the Saturday) at registration we can only deal with CASH. Yes, that’s a bit old fashioned but we like to … Continued

Family Ticket for the Stampede

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We’ve had a couple of phone calls and a few people popping into the shop to ask about a family ticket….so we’ve created one for you! Only available on the Stampede, if you book two adults on then two kids … Continued

Registration & Start Times

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Registration for Yorkshire True Grit will open at 5pm on Saturday 3rd September until 9pm. You can pay for your camping at registration £5/night/person. Please bring your passport or driving licence with you to registration, and your kit. We may … Continued

The Drive & Outlaw – Support

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After a blisteringly hot ride yesterday on the North York Moors taking in most of the route for the Drive we have decided that there will be one manned “checkpoint” which will offer mechanical support to riders on The Drive … Continued

Charged by Chia!

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We’re busy at the Yorkshire True Grit Ranch getting all manner of things sorted out for the big day, including finding fantastic things to go in your goody pack! We’ve long been fans of Chia Charge – Flapjack style bars … Continued

Give us your best smile

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Photography professionals, SportSunday, will be attending Yorkshire True Grit and working on all three different routes to capture a momento of your day for you. SportSunday are sports event professionals and have been photographing active people – cyclists, mountain bikers, … Continued

Fuelled by Coffee

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We’re delighted to announce that we are working with local Coffee House, Kirks, to bring you the very best in fresh coffee at Yorkshire True Grit. Kirks Coffee House will be arriving with Hector – their cute Citroen van – … Continued