UK sportive preview: West Riding Classic

BikesEtc 29 Mar 2018 An old-school sportive in the magnificent Yorkshire Dales When: 28th April 2018 Where: Clapham, North Yorkshire Distances: 120km/95km/50km Cost: £26 Website: theopenwheel.com What is the West Riding Classic? A beautiful ride following quiet roads through some classic Yorkshire Dales scenery, such as Kingsdale, Dent, Ribblehead, Malham and Settle, with something for everyone from newbies to seasoned sportive riders. The West Riding Classic is very much an old-school sportive – don’t expect electronic chip timing, instead the focus is on the old-fashioned hospitality with riders issued cards to clock in and out at control points on the route. In place of high-energy gels at feed stations, you can expect to find ‘delicious home-cooked food and old-fashioned comradery’. Prices are old school too, with a flat-rate entry fee of £26 for all routes making it excellent value. See related How to get the most from Zwift Turbo time: ...

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