We’ve collated the finishers time for the Stampede event on Sunday. (And we will do the others too – just give us some time!).

The start time for the Stampede was actually about 10:10am so there’s some pretty impressive times in the results. If we’ve recorded your time incorrectly (there’s some interesting scribbles on the timing sheet) then let us know and we’ll correct it for you.

Event HQ Registration Queen, Jen Duncan, took some great photos of Sunday’s event/Event HQ – you can see them better on the Facebook Page – do tag yourself into the photos there.

Rider Number Time at Finish Notes
25 13.19
44 13.19
301 12.24
302 13.01
303 12.54
304 12.47
308 13.15
309 11.33
310 12.39
311 13.01
312 13.12
314 12.16
315 12.42
316 12.34
317 12.56
319 11.36
320 13.03
322 13.18
323 13.18
324 13.03
330 12.21
331 12.41
332 13.14
333 11.57
335 12.34
337 12.12
342 11.51
344 12.14
345 13.05 Feed Station Cut-off
346 13.05 Feed Station Cut-off
348 12.14
350 13.01
351 12.54
352 11.33
353 12.20
354 12.46
356 12.41
357 12.07
360 12.19
361 12.16
363 11.56
364 12.50
366 12.57
369 12.07
371 12.25
373 12.57
374 12.59
376 12.46
378 12.46
379 12.28
380 12.28
381 13.12
382 12.41
383 12.46
385 11.41
358 12.42
386 11.36
388 12.37
389 12.37
390 11.59 missed Cropton Loop

If you’re getting your stuff ready for the weekend and delaying nipping to the supermarket because, well you’d rather be riding your bike (and who really wants to go to the supermarket anyway). We’ll save you a job. The Durham Ox has just sent over their menu of delicious food that they’ll be serving at the weekend.

So, forget the stove; forget the supermarket shop. Enjoy the tastes of Yorkshire at Yorkshire True Grit!

The Durham Ox BBQ Kitchen & Bar will be open all weekend, from Friday through to Sunday afternoon. Fuel, Ride, Re-fuel, Repeat.

 

Some of you will remember Rosa and her van, Henrietta, from Dark Skies. Well she’s back for the weekend at Yorkshire True Grit serving up her fantastic coffees and teas – but for this event in the evening Henrietta will be transformed to a Gin Bar!

To whet your appetite, Rosa’s just sent over the menu of cakes that she’ll be selling (and the Gin’s on offer in the evening!)

Cakes
Blueberry Muffins
Banana Caramel Loaf
Cherry Flapjack
Tea Loaf with a Wensleydale crust
Energy Ball (packed with dried fruit nuts and seeds)
Sultana Scone, jam and clotted cream
Cheese Scone, butter and tomato chutney
Drinks 
Teas, coffees, hot chocolate
Evening!
Gin and tonic (Bombay sapphire, Mason’s tea edition, Slingsby rhubarb)
Boozy Hot chocolate (Amaretto, spiced rum, baileys, whiskey)
Irish coffee
Black amaretto (Black americano with amaretto)
Moonlight mile (Hot English breakfast tea, spiced rum, apple juice, cinnamon)
Hot Mojito (Mint Tea, white rum, brown sugar, lime, angostura bitters)
Personally I’m thinking that the Boozy Hot Chocolate sounds like the perfect recovery drink! See you at the Gin Bar on Friday evening?

So I’m getting a few emails asking the same questions thought I’d pop some info here so that you can refer to the website first before sending that email off. (If your question isn’t answered here, then of course email us – we’re setting up from Wednesday so replies might be slow).

1.) Tyres (ARGH!!!!)

Largely tyre choice depends on your bike and your skill level, and let’s face it there’s always someone who swears by plus tyres for everything, and someone who goes super skinny over the same terrain.

This year’s routes are very different to previous years. There’s a good mix of single track and gravel. It has been raining – though the forecast is for some high pressure to move over, so we are expecting some wind and warmth. Some of the tracks will dry out, some will have muddy bits. If your tyres aren’t suitable then your feet will be.

2.) Car Parking

Day parking and overnight parking will be separate in an effort to prevent complete chaos. Please advise the marshal and they will direct you to the appropriate parking section. If you’ve not booked your tent in prior to arrival, please still park in overnight parking and then come to pay and collect your camping ticket. All tents/caravans/vans must display the camping ticket.

3.) The GPX File

The link to the gpx file will be mailed out to entrants on Wednesday 19th latest. (might be late on, see above note about setting up on site!). Please ensure you download the correct route for the course you are doing.

4.) Food on site

There is catering on site all weekend – the menus sound de-lic-ious!! Once I have them I’ll post them on the website. Catering is by The Durham Ox; The Tea-Time Yorkshire Coffee Van will also be on-site for all your speciality coffee requirements and flapjack needs.

5.) Facilities on site

Said this several times before – on site it is basic – NO SHOWERS.

  • Catering
  • Bar
  • Gin Bar
  • Music
  • Dancing (if you like!)
  • Straw Bale seating
  • Couple of marquees (in case it’s too hot and you want to get some shade!!)
  • Portaloos
  • Taps for water
  • Event Village – exhibitors Aussie Grit Apparel, Goodyear Tyres, Stans No Tubes, Marin Bikes, Fenwicks Bike Cleaner, Vielo Sport, Embrace Frames

6.) First Aid Cover

The team from Scarborough & Ryedale Mountain Rescue are providing first aid cover on Saturday during the ride.

7.) Cut-offs

There are cut-offs for The Outlaw – at the feed station (c15miles) you need to have arrived there before 11:30am otherwise you MUST switch to The Drive (40 miles); The Stampede – you need to have arrived at the feed station (c9 miles) by noon otherwise you will miss a short part of the course that contains two killer climbs…

Why are we cutting-off? For your safety, those timings are generous.
On the Outlaw, if it takes you longer than that to reach the cut-off points then realistically the long event isn’t for you.

On the Stampede on Sunday, we want you to have an enjoyable ride – if you are taking longer than two hours to reach the cut-off then why not miss out the next couple of miles and have an enjoyable ride back in!

8.) Event Timing

This is not a race. We record the actual time you finish where we can (ie we sometimes miss the odd person!) because you do like to know how you do.

9.) Weekend Running Order

Is on the Event Info Page – registration open times, cut-offs, start times, briefing times etc., all there 🙂 🙂

 

Paul and Rob from 76Projects have revealed their kit list for this year’s Yorkshire True Grit. (The full recommended kit list is at the end of this article – please take notice of it!). 

 

Yorkshire True Grit Kit List

As well as sponsoring YTG2019 Paul and I are also riding it. My riding recently has consisted of short blasts in the flatlands to fit around work and family time so 60 or even 40 miles over very hilly terrain is going to be a bit of a shock for me and it’s too late to do anything about my fitness now. What I can do is make sure that my bike and kit is ready.

What bike to ride?

‘Suitable for off road use’ is somewhat subjective and we’ve all heard from someone about how they used to ride his 14speed Raleigh road bike across the moors back in the 70’s but most people doing YTG will be riding gravel bikes or mountain bikes.

I’ll be riding my NS Bikes Rag+ gravel bike with 700c 43C Panaracer Gravelkings tubeless at 30psi front, 40psi rear which occupy the Goldilocks zone between fast rolling, grip and comfort. I briefly considered my XC full suspension mountain bike but I’d rather trade comfort for speed on the road sections.

I live in the flatlands so the one change I’ve made is swapping out the 11-28 cassette for an 11-40 in conjunction with a derailleur hanger extender. 38T up front (1x only frame). If only I could change out my legs or lungs!

Keeping warm, dry & safe

  • Gilet and arm warmers – My most used items of bike clothing, ideal for changeable weather and they stow easily in jersey pockets when the sun’s out. If the forecast is bad I may take leg warmers and waterproof over-shorts as well
  • A packable waterproof which rolls up to a tennis ball size and straps out of the way under the saddle. Waterproofs are important for keeping you warm and dry if you need to stop even, if like me, you don’t like riding in them.
  • YTG also recommend taking an emergency foil blanket, whistle, first aid kit and of course a helmet.

 

Spares and tools

  • I keep the following stored in a 76 Projects Piggy with the Piggy Pouch keeping everything clean and dry.

  • Lezyne multi-tool with a built-in chain breaker – Making sure that everything is cleaned, lubricated and adjusted beforehand should lessen the chances of me needing to use it.
  • Inner tube – possibly 2.
  • Lezyne tyre levers
  • Stick on Park patches – in case of puncturegeddon
  • Tubeless repair kit – hopefully meaning the 3 items above won’t be required
  • Park tyre boots – gravel tyres aren’t as tough as most mountain bike tyres. Gel wrappers make good emergency boots too.
  • CO2 tyre inflator & 2 canisters – great when you’re tired and much quicker

  • Quick Links in the inbuilt area of the Piggy.   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Lezyne mini pump mounted under the Piggy – again, in case of puncturegeddon
  • Apidura top tube bag – carrying a handful of cereal bars and emergency gels. My phone will also be in there, safe and dry behind the waterproof closure.
  • A 76 Projects Valve Bobbin – a handy widget that is stored on your valve stem in case you ever need to remove or tighten a valve core to get tubeless tyres seated whilst out on the trails. Also handy when your pump unscrews a valve core!

 

OFFICIAL KIT LIST

We don’t perform kit checks at Yorkshire True Grit, but the kit list is there for your safety. We strongly recommend you have all items on the kit list. If the weather is bad we reserve the right to make parts of it mandatory and to add safety items such as lights.

  • A well maintained bike suitable for off-road use, that is in good working order
  • A Helmet that complies with British Safety Standards
  • A Waterproof Jacket
  • An Emergency foil blanket
  • Your mobile phone – it must be fully charged and have battery life for the duration of the event.
  • Inner tubes
  • Tyre levers
  • A pump – even if you have a CO2 canister…
  • Trail tool including a chain tool & spare links/magic links
  • A bandage and dressing (first aid kit)
  • An emergency whistle
  • Some money/change in case you fancy a tea stop/need to use a public phone
  • The Map

Indy-boutique bike brand, Vielo, will be exhibiting at Yorkshire True Grit.

Vielo’s first model, the V-Plus 1 is a new breed of Road Plus performance bikes for the road cyclist who is fed up with being shaken to pieces on the poorly maintained British roads and who also wants to combine a bit of fun riding on gravel or loose forest roads without the heavy weight of a hard tail mountain bike. UNLIMITED PERFORMANCE AND COMFORT An oxymoron? Combining intelligent ideas and engineering theories through time and experience have come to together to produce the V-plus 1. Engineering and know-how without limitations. Without anyone saying ‘No you cannot do that’.

It sounds to us like a great bike to ride Yorkshire True Grit on; a gravel bike without limitations on a gravel ride without limitations!

Ian and Trevor from Vielo will be at Yorkshire True Grit all weekend with some demo bikes for you to have a pedal round on…if your appetite needs whetting further then lust over this…

 

We’re super excited to announce that the Award-winning Durham Ox from Crayke (North Yorkshire) will be the official caterers at this year’s Yorkshire True Grit. Those of you from the area will no doubt have heard of the Durham Ox – and its far-reaching reputation means that some of you out of area folk have probably heard of it too.

We approached the team at the Durham Ox to take on the catering for the event because, quite simply, their food is excellent. We want you to enjoy the food as much as the event so we wanted a catering team that are as passionate about food as we are about biking. They embrace the principle of good food in relaxed surroundings and that will shine through at Yorkshire True Grit. The team at the Durham Ox source their ingredients locally and will cater for vegetarians, vegans and provide a simple but good choice of food at the event. The pricing will be Yorkshire – you’ll get a good portion for your money!

The Durham Ox Event Catering team will be on-site from Friday through to Sunday offering Breakfast, Dinner and Tea. (Or, Lunch and Supper depending on where you’re from). So, leave the stove at home. You won’t be able to resist the aromas coming from the catering area!

The Durham Ox is featured in Sawleys Guide, The Good Pub Guide, Diners Choice, and holds a Visit England Award for their breakfasts.

Durham Ox to cater at Yorkshire True Grit

Entry Closing Date

Well it’s not long now until Yorkshire True Grit starts!

The route is looking good. It’s a great mix of forest, bridleway, moorland track and of course a bit of singetrack thrown in there too.

Entries are building at quite a rate and we’ll be closing entries in the morning of Monday 17th June. So get your entries sorted before then. Depending on how numbers go we might be able to do entry on the day, but won’t know for sure until nearer the time. If we do offer this, then entry will be £55.00 for the Outlaw and Drive, and £30 for the Stampede. We’ll confirm whether we are able to do this or not nearer the time.

Camping at Yorkshire True Grit

We’re also encouraging you to book your camping in advance (https://yorkshiretruegrit.co.uk/product/camping/) it’s £5 per person/night in advance, and will be £6 per person per night if you don’t book until you arrive at the event. Booking your camping helps us manage the amount of food that you might want to buy, and the amount of refreshment (aka beer/gin) that you might want to drink. Camping, as always, will be basic. It is in a field (used for hay so will have been cut just before the event), and there’ll be running water and toilet. It’s the place to be for atmosphere and meeting up with other riders though. And you’ll get a great view from your tent!

Field for YTG Event HQ

 

We’ve been looking around for a little while now to find the right band to play at this year’s Yorkshire True Grit and The Fortunate Sons came to our attention and we loved their sound from the start of the first track we heard!

Based in Scarborough they’re pretty local to the event and their mix of classic and modern rock/pop songs is sure to add to the atmosphere at the event.

They’ll be live at around 4pm on Saturday – so some of you will be crossing the line as they play their first set.

If you fancy having a pre-listen then click on the Soundcloud link here.

 

Friend of Yorkshire True Grit, Lennie is the face and creative whizz behind Bad Faerie Creations. She’s previously helped out at Yorkshire True Grit events but this year has created some very limited edition wobbly bobbly hats as spot prizes for finishers of Yorkshire True Grit!

Prior to the start of the event, rider numbers will be picked at random. Cross the line having completed your chosen route (no prizes for those who swap during the event, or who short cut back) and you might be lucky and receive a Yorkshire True Grit wobbly bobbly hat!

Handknitted in wool these wobbly bobble hats are one-size fits all, and feature a Yorkshire True Grit badge!

You can see more Bad Fearie creations at the etsy shop: https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/BadFaerieCreations

 

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