The Ultimate Gravel/Adventure Challenge that will take you across the stunning North York Moors using public bridleway, forests and private tracks.
Do you have True Grit?
Described as being “One of the toughest adventure rides in the UK” by Cycling Plus, this is no walk (or ride) in the park. Prepare to be tested to your limits and beyond.
Yorkshire True Grit is based on the popular US Gravel Grinder format – but with a Yorkshire twist.
Choose from three distances: The Outlaw (60 miles); The Drive (40 miles); or The Stampede (20 miles).
Yorkshire True Grit will take place from Friday 19th - Sunday 21st June 2020. The Outlaw and The Drive will be on Saturday 20th June and The Stampede will take place on Sunday 21st – the perfect leg loosener after a big day, or a challenge on its own.
The 2020 Yorkshire True Grit HQ will be based in Hawnby, near Helmsley. We're returning to your favourite part of the North York Moors! And that also means that in 2020 you have another new route to ride – we’ll take you places you didn’t even know existed, using a mix of gravel tracks and single track in a true test of endurance and adventure.
The Event HQ will be based in a field in this sleepy village. You can choose to camp with us (where the atmosphere will be!), or find some accommodation locally. You can book Event HQ camping with your entry; if you wish to stay elsewhere that's fine too, you can still come and have some food, enjoy the band etc.,
As usual for Yorkshire True Grit events, there won't be any showers on site - however the River Rye runs through the village and we have been advised that you will be able to wild swim in the river, (At your own risk, obviously!), so bring a towel!
The entry fee for The Outlaw and The Drive is £48; and it’s just £27 for the Stampede. Enter an event for each day and you can do The Stampede for just £15.
Entry fee includes:
- Way marked route & GPX file
- Map of the route
- Feed station on all routes + additional water stops
- Finisher’s Award
- Yorkshire True Grit T-shirt (only one even if you ride both days; and these will only be available with orders placed before 31st March 2020)
- Mechanical support at the start and at the Feed Station
- Access to land that you are normally unable to ride!
Facilities on Site
You can camp on Friday and Saturday night, and your family can come along too – though there are limited opportunities for spectating at the event, however there is lots to see and do in the area.
Camping is £5/person/night paid in advance, or £6/person/night if you pay on arrival. Children 12 & under camp for free. Tents and vans are welcome.
There’ll be catering vans on site from Friday lunchtime and there’ll be a bar, plus there’ll be a bands on Saturday afternoon/evening.
There are no showers provided at the Event HQ campsite.
Dogs are allowed on site - they must not be left alone or in your car/vehicle whilst you ride. Whilst in the Camping Field/Event HQ area they must be on a lead and of course you must pick up after your dog. Please don't bring your dog into the registration marquee (mainly because Debs' dog is likely to be in there and isn't too keen on other dogs, Cheers!)
The final schedule hasn't been confirmed, but the usual format is:
Friday: Campsite/Event HQ open from 3pm for registration - closing around 8pm (ish)
Saturday: Registration open from 6am - 7:30am for the Outlaw; Registration open until 8am for Drive.
Event Briefing Outlaw: 7:50am; Drive 8:20am
Outlaw starts at approx 8am; Drive starts at 8:30am (timings subject to change)
Sunday - Stampede starts at 10am
Site closes at around 3pm (ish)