This is the rough plan at the moment – (19th February 2018) – and as with all these things it’s subject to change! However some of you are starting to email to ask about event timings to here goes the rough schedule.
Saturday 24th February 2018
Noon – Event HQ opens at Newburgh Priory including registration desk & kit inspection
3:30pm – Registration Desk closes. You must have registered if you want to ride.
4:00pm – Event Briefing – all riders must attend
4:30pm – Event Starts
5:31pm – Sunset
8:00pm – Cut off to reach Feed Station at Sutton Bank – approx 25 miles
10:00pm – Cut off to reach Marshall in Kilburn Woods – approx 35 miles
12:00am – Expected time for final rider to finish
So, you rock up at Event HQ what can you expect? A friendly welcome first and foremost. However there’ll not be much else: a marquee, a marquee heater and a couple of toilets. There is a tap in the field, it is not confirmed as being safe for human consumption! You can stay after your ride if you want in your van/tent however we’re guessing that you’ll want to stay somewhere warmer (check out our accommodation page for local providers).
There’s no event village at this event – there’s only 50 of you riding – that is what is making this special. Coffee/Tea? Well we’ll probably be brewing up for ourselves so can likely make you a mug (bring a mug!) for a donation into a charity bucket, but there’s no actual coffee wagon or food available. The nearest good cafe is Kirk’s Coffee House at Ampleforth, they are open 10am – 4pm everyday and make a mean poached egg for breakfast!
At the end of your ride you will get Pie and Peas plus your complimentary bottle of Light Brigade Beer (and your finisher’s prize). Again we’ll make you a brew if you like 🙂