It’s a couple of months until Yorkshire True Grit Dark Skies takes place, plenty of time for a bit of training (and what a great motivator to get out whilst the weather is a bit inclement).
Yorkshire True Grit Dark Skies is part of the North York Moors National Park Dark Skies Festival. We’ve been running our Dark Skies Gravel Event since 2018, so the forthcoming one is the third year. We’ve shaken the route up and, if you’ve done it before you’ll be riding the opposite way round. Debs has also had her hands on the route so there are some minor changes (read that as major climbs) to test you along the way. Reversing the 50 mile route should get all the tough stuff out of the way in the first half….or so you’d think! 😉
The Feed Station will once again feature those amazing sausage rolls from Thornton’s Bakehouse and Butchers and homemade soups. (If you are vegan let us know as we can knock up a vegan soup for you). If we’ve got time then some homemade flapjack will find its way there too. At just over half way round the route, the Feed Station will be a welcome sight we’re sure!
On your return to HQ expect a warm welcome, and of course the legendary pie and peas with gravy! Again the pies are from Thornton’s Bakehouse and Butchers – our local butcher. There’ll be some heating of some description in the marquee but we do strongly suggest that you get a warm jacket on asap when you’ve finished.
Dark Skies – like all our events – is proper grassroots stuff. There’s nothing fancy at HQ but the YTG team will ensure that you are greeted with a warm welcome, before and after the ride.
You can start arriving on 22nd February from around 11am – remember there is a full kit check at Dark Skies – any kit missing = no ride. PLEASE ENSURE YOU HAVE AN EMERGENCY SURVIVAL BAG – these can be foil, the big orange ones, or an emergency shelter. A foil blanket is not sufficient for this ride. You can order a survival bag from us, for collection at registration on the day.
There are a few places left on Dark Skies – but not many. Don’t miss out.