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 21st – Sunday 23rd June 2019. The Outlaw and The Drive will be on Saturday 22nd June and The Stampede will take place on Sunday 23rd – the perfect leg loosener after a big day, or a challenge on its own.
The 2019 Yorkshire True Grit will start and finish at Hutton-le-Hole – a quintessentially North York Moors village! And that also means that in 2019 you have a completely 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 adjacent to Hutton Le Hole Caravan Park. You can choose to camp with us (where the atmosphere will be!), or caravan/camp at the Caravan Park. 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.,
EVENT HQ ADDRESS
Hutton Le Hole Caravan Park
Hutton Le Hole
The entry fee for The Outlaw and The Drive is £42; and it’s just £25 for the Stampede. Enter an event for each day and you can do The Stampede for just £12.
Entry fee includes:
- Way marked route & GPX file
- Map of the route
- Feed station on all routes + additional water stops
- Finisher’s Award
- 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, and a gin bar plus there’ll be a band on Saturday evening.
There are no showers provided at the Event HQ campsite – however if you wish to camp / caravan at Hutton Le Hole Caravan Park you can use their facilities, they have limited availability and you would need to contact them directly.
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)
Cut-off the Outlaw (15 miles) 11:30am
Sunday - Stampede starts at 10am
Cut-off for short-course (9 miles) noon.
Site closes at around 3pm (ish)