What a great event that was! Thank you to everyone who rode, sponsored, exhibited, helped out, hosted or just visited – it was fabulous to have you all along! 

Our event video is now live – with a higher res version showing on Facebook…

We’ve also collated the finisher’s times. As usual this has been done manually – so we might have missed some of you, or got your time incorrect. Sorry. We’re happy to correct though so drop us a line and we’ll update the sheet. 

The Outlaw Finishing Time
1 1437
3 1415
5 1515
6 1527
7 1422
8 1355
9 1405
10 1457
11 1548
12 1340
13 1451
14 1434
15 1458
16 1659
17 1510
19 15.09
22 1700
23 1422
24 1338
26 1528
27 1805
28 1451
29 1453
30 1336
31 1246
32 1413
33 1356
34 1327
35 1548
36 1318
37 1402
40 1525
41 1400
42 1528
43 DNF
45 1353
46 1411
51 1718
52 1337
53 1522
54 1455
56 1544
57 1428
57 1434
57 1453
58 1654
59 1458
60 DNF
61 1443
62 DNF
63 1404
65 1658
66 1458
67 1409
69 1345
70 1458
71 1414
73 1458
74 1357
75 1700
77 1719
78 1452
80 1552
81 1650
82 1544
83 DNF
85 1529
86 1355
87 1349
88 1526
89 DNF
90 1455
92 1355
94 1650
95 1351
96 1402
97 1453
98 1339
99 1355
100 1520
101 1322
102 1423
104 1406
105 1415
107 1516
108 1423
110 1451
111 1318
112 1343
114 1718
115 1329
116 1440
119 1421
120 1429
121 1407
125 1600
127 1458
128 1349
129 1721
132 1434
136 1505
139 1639
140 1659
142 1323
145 1440
146 1525
146 1534
147 1239
148 DNF
150 1407
151 1407
152 1402
153 1400
154 1516
155 1400
156 1409
157 1544
158 1347
159 1348
160 1440
162 1401
164 1324
166 1639
167 1530
168 1409
169 1521
170 1522
171 DNF
172 1324
350 1644
The Drive Finishing Time
181 1341
182 1357
184 1325
184 1521
185 1255
186 1345
187 1327
189 1352
190 1709
191 1543
192 1543
193 1407
197 1302
198 12.01
199 1527
202 1320
204 1420
205 1340
206 1327
207 1319
208 1322
209 1341
211 1420
212 1358
213 1450
214 1311
215 1411
216 1411
217 1522
218 1453
219 12.04
220 1709
221 1332
225 1429
226 1535
228 1326
230 12.04
231 1351
234 1353
235 1352
236 1353
237 1332
238 1227
239 1229
240 1226
241 1309
242 1353
243 1537
244 1327
246 1342
247 1246
248 1342
249 1709
250 1351
251 1527
252 1457
254 1453
255 1453
256 1318
257 1352
258 1353
259 1236
260 1409
261 1358
262 1405
263 1358
299 1457
The Stampede Finishing Time
147 1122
115 1137
338 1138
122 1139
71 1141
156 1146
144 1146
46 1148
78 1152
58 1152
43 1153
12 1155
301 1155
160 1206
145 1206
183 1210
6 1210
108 1220
322 1220
333 1222
205 1224
209 1224
303 1230
315 1231
314 1231
349 DNF
305 1241
332 1245
309 1248
330 1248
320 1250
335 1255
334 1256
321 1256
311 1256
325 1256
328 1258
312 1308
307 1309
306 1312
313 1312
317 1315
336 1318
327 1323
166 1323
323 1324
329 1325
319 1325
72 1327
194 1327
324 1328
304 1328
302 1331
310 1335
337 1342
318 1343

 

We’ll let you know when the entries go on sale for 2019…and if there are any other events in the pipeline…

Our feed station order has gone in and we’re ready for hot weather, and cold weather. Last year – despite the summer warmth – so many of you raved about being able to get tea and coffee at the feed station, that we’re offering that this year too. 

The Feed Station is positioned at 30 miles if you’re on The Outlaw, and 23 miles if you’re on The Drive. We’re also planning to have a quick splash and dash on The Outlaw at 15 miles – no food, just water and someone with some mechanical know-how to help you iron out any problems that may have arisen from the early shakedown miles. 

This year we’ve also added a cut-off point. It’s super-generous – we want people to enjoy their ride! But we also want our marshals to enjoy their day. So for their sake as much as anything there’s a cut-off at 44 miles on The Outlaw, 29 miles on The Drive. You’ll need to be past this point by 3:30pm to be able to continue the ride, otherwise it’s a steady return along a quiet tarmac lane back to High Paradise Farm, where you can still collect your cold beer – courtesy of advntr.cc.

We updated the start times on the website last week, but in case you haven’t seen them:

The Outlaw starts at 8am; The Drive starts at 8:30am. You can find more on the event timings on Event Info.

Not long now!

 

The team at Yorkshire True Grit has been working hard behind the scenes to improve last year’s route, so whilst the event HQ remains the same (High Paradise Farm, Boltby), the routes will be different!

 

Building on existing relationships with landowners and gamekeepers, and due to the respect shown by riders last year to the private estate used, team Yorkshire True Grit has secured support from three private estates for this year’s event!

 

The 7 mile section of private land that many hailed as the highlight of The Outlaw (the 60 mile route) remains, and has been extended; and two neighbouring estates have also permitted usage.

 

The changes don’t stop there though, the maps have been out, the bikes have been out, even the dog has been out, scouting for the very best to challenge riders taking part this year.

 

“We don’t want to be complacent” said Event Director, Andrew Wright. “We want participants to feel challenged every time they come to Yorkshire True Grit, and by changing the route we are able to bring new challenges in to the event, whether that’s new singletrack, new climbs or new descents. We’ve probably re-routed about 75% of the route of The Outlaw, and 50% of The Drive (the 40 mile route), so people will be familiar with some elements – although may be not in the direction they’ll come at them this year! Be warned though, Debs has had more of a hand in the planning this year as I’m injured and she is a fan of a good hill climb…”

 

Some of the land that will be used for this year’s Yorkshire True Grit Outlaw route is sensitive due to the ground nesting birds and conservation work that takes place in the area so entries for this route are limited.

 

The rest of the weekend is shaping up too – with a larger than ever event village featuring sponsors’ Aussie Grit, Lauf and Fenwicks Bike Cleaner, plus exhibitors Forme, Sanderson, PYC Chains and the Yorkshire Cycle Hub to name a few.

 

Entries to Yorkshire True Grit are via the website: www.yorkshiretruegrit.co.uk

For year 3 of Yorkshire True Grit we are sticking with the same Event HQ – High Paradise Farm. Ginni and her team have a great tea-room and plenty of field for camping, parking and the event village. 

We’ve met with Ginni to sort out the event layout for this year – with the event village being bigger than ever we’re shuffling things around to improve the experience for you all. We also talked about food (and beer). 

Ginni will be cooking up Sausage and Mash on Friday evening and this will be available to buy from the Tea Room. On Saturday there’ll be Porridge available at breakfast time and on the return from your ride she’ll have a BBQ going aid the recovery with plenty of protein from Beef Burgers and Home-reared Pork Sausages – so make sure you’ve some money on you! In the evening the BBQ will still be going but the Pizza Oven in the courtyard will be fired up for handmade pizzas. 

The live music and bar will be in the Tea-Room (Courtyard if warm enough), and we hope that you’ll all hang around to soak up the sun and the atmosphere of the event. 

Camping will be in the same field as last year – so plenty of space but you do save 50p if you book in advance – it’s £6 if you leave the decision to camp until the day. You can update your entry to add in camping for £5.50 at any time. 

Well it’s been a while since we updated this page and there’s lot to tell you; some of which you’ll know if you follow us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

So – Aussie Grit Apparel has come on board as a sponsor of the event. We’re pretty excited about this – their gear is designed for Grit and there’s no better event than Yorkshire True Grit to demonstrate this. Debs has been out in some of the kit already and she’s impressed (and she’s not easy to please!). You’ll see it being worn in our video that’ll hit the social media channels soon.

What else: oohhh there’s more private land in this year’s event than in either of the two previous Yorkshire True Grit events! So, whilst the event HQ is High Paradise Farm for 2018 – the route will be different. Andy likes to challenge the team as much as the riders so there’s nothing like coming up with a pretty fresh route each year to keep us on our toes! (We will be using some bits from last year as well!).

The Event Village is also growing so there’ll be more for you to see between events or after you’ve completed your ride than before. We’re looking for more exhibitors too – so if you know a company that you think would like to be part of this event, then send them in our direction!

More updates to come!

We’re delighted to announce that Lauf have joined Yorkshire True Grit as a sponsor of the event! We’re really excited to have them on board – they’ll be exhibiting at the event in June and providing some prizes for us to giveaway too. 

Lauf make great forks – if you’ve been on one of our social rides you’ll know that Andy is a huge advocate of them for Yorkshire True Grit terrain. Lauf also make gravel bikes – we hope that we’ll see 1 or 2 of these being ridden at the event too. 

For more info about Lauf visit their website: www.laufcycling.com; follow them on facebook http://www.facebook.com/laufforks; or twitter & instagram @laufcycling.

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 not scientific and sometimes the handwriting is a little difficult to read. If we’re way out on your time, let us know and I’ll re-publish. 

Great to meet you all and thanks for coming along! Tell your mates and let’s make Yorkshire True Grit THE Gravelly Adventure Ride!

 

YTG 2017 Results

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 that this will last until the weekend – or indeed if it does happen at the weekend are you ready for it? 

So have you thought about what you are carrying whilst undertaking this challenge? Well to help you out we’re re-sharing the kit list that is on the website. And I realise that you’ll read it and wonder if you really need a waterproof jacket. Yes, you do. You are travelling across the North York Moors – what is happening in one valley is not necessarily what is happening in the other. Do you need a foil blanket. Yes, you do. Consider the scenarios where you have an unfortunate tumble and are unable to ride your bike (let’s say the bike is injured not you); you’ve been travelling at a pace and sweating a lot. Even this situation can require a foil blanket. Or as per last year, the weather becomes, let’s call it apocalyptic, hypothermia could easily set in and that foil blanket is the difference between getting back for a pint and not. They weigh next to nothing so there’s no excuses really! 

We are recommending that you carry a minimum of 2L of water in a camelbak (other bladder-based water systems are available) or 2 large bottles of water on your bike. (Water or other drink, we’re not bothered so long as you stay hydrated, so Cider or Pimms probably aren’t a good idea). You will have access to water on The Outlaw and The Drive (see previous post about the Feed Station).

On the map that will be in your event pack that you collect at registration there are escape routes marked (these are not signed though), and phone numbers of three people that you can call in event that your ride doesn’t go the way it should. 

Here’s the kit list, 

  • 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 (even if it is a hot sunny day!); your showerproof/windproof is not good enough. 
  • An emergency foil blanket
  • Your mobile phone – it must be fully charged and have battery life for the duration of the event. If you are doing the 60 miler and running Strava on your phone please consider how you would make contact with the emergency services…
  • 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 (yes you pass one…!)
  • The Map (we will issue this as a .gpx in advance of the event and you will be given a map at registration)

 

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 your tyres have gone flat and your chain isn’t looking too good…

Don’t panic! We know that High Paradise Farm is basically in the middle of nowhere (or Paradise!), so Sanderson Cycles will be selling emergency bits and bobs at the Event HQ on behalf of Bikewright.com (Andy’s business). It’s unlikely we’ll be able to re-build your entire bike, but key items from the Halt Bikes Range of products, YBN Chains, Schwalbe Tyres and Inner Tubes will be available! 

Please bring CASH to buy your items! 

 

 

 

 

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! 

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