Challenge Rides – September 6th 2015

The Challenge Rides for September 2015 will be setting off from Cottingham Methodist Church Hall on Sunday 6th September. All three routes represent a chance to test yourself on the hills of the Yorkshire Wolds. Read on for outlines of the routes, or follow the quicklinks below:

Printable route sheets, .gpx downloads, Garmin Connect links & how to enter >>

Rationale for the 2015 Challenge Rides, cafés, hills & further info >>

Feedback on the 2014 test event >>

Frequently Asked Questions >>

170km route (from 8.00am) in 8/9 hours
130km route (from 8.30am) in 7/8 hours
70km route (from 9.00am) in 4/5 hours

CTC Challenge Rides Yorkshire Wolds Cycle Route

Angie, Dave, Chris & Geoff on the Kiplincotes Lane climb during last year's event

170km route

(Suggested café stops in bold)

Route: (8.00am onwards) Skidby, Little Weighton, North Newbald, (over A1079) High Gardham, South Dalton (& Park), Lund, Bracken, Hutton Cranswick Southwold Southburn, Garton on the Wolds, Sledmere Café (opens 10.30), West Lutton, Settrington, North Grimston, Birdsall, Thixendale Village Hall (bypass Huggate), Millington/Kilnwick Percy, Nunburnholme,, Goodmanham, Kiplingcotes Valley, (over A1079) Sancton Park, North Cliffe, South Cliffe, Hotham (outskirts), North Cave, The Potting Shed (closes 3.00pm), South Cave, Ellerker, Brantingham, Riplingham, Eppleworth, Cottingham Methodist Church Hall HQ.

View the 170km route at MapMyRide.com in more detail.

Featured climbs on the 170km route:

To High Hunsley
Stoneknowle Hill (North Newbald)
Garton/Limekiln Hills to Sledmere
West Lutton to Settrington
Grimston Brow
Birdsall Brow
Huggate Road out of Thixendale
Nunburnholme Hill
Kiplingcotes Lane out to the A1079
Brantingham Dale

Please be aware of the opening times of the first two suggested café stops on the 170km route: Cranswick Garden Centre (opens 10:00am) and Sledmere House (opens 10:30am).

The 170km ride should ideally be completed in less than 9 hours (we have to be out of the hall by 6.00pm!), so please allow for that.


130km route

(Suggested café stops in bold*)

Route: (8.30am onwards) Skidby, Little Weighton, North Newbald, (over A1079) High Gardham, South Dalton (& Park), Lund, Bracken, Hutton Cranswick, Southwold Southburn, Huggate, Millington/Kilnwick Percy, Nunburnholme, Goodmanham, Kiplingcotes Valley, (over A1079) Sancton Park, North Cliffe, South Cliffe, Hotham (outskirts), North Cave, The Potting Shed (closes 3.00pm), South Cave, Ellerker, Brantingham, Riplingham, Eppleworth, Cottingham Methodist Church Hall HQ.

View the 130km route at MapMyRide.com in more detail.

Featured climbs on the 130km route:

To High Hunsley
Stoneknowle Hill (North Newbald)
Tibthorpe to Huggate (not so much a climb as a long drag)
Nunburnholme Hill
Kiplingcotes Lane out to the A1079
Brantingham Dale


70km route

(Suggested café stop in bold)

Route: (9.00am onwards) Skidby, Little Weighton, North Newbald, (over A1079) High Gardham, South Dalton (& Park), Lund, Kiplingcotes Valley, (over A1079) Sancton Park, North Cliffe, South Cliffe, Hotham (outskirts), North Cave, The Potting Shed (closes 3.00pm), South Cave, Ellerker, Brantingham, Riplingham, Eppleworth, Cottingham Methodist Church Hall HQ.

View the 70km route at MapMyRide.com in more detail.

Featured climbs on the 70km route:

To High Hunsley
Stoneknowle Hill (North Newbald)
Kiplingcotes Lane out to the A1079
Brantingham Dale

Routes, .gpx downloads and how to enter the 2015 Challenge Rides >>

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One Response to “Challenge Rides – September 6th 2015”

  1. Dick Brooks wrote:

    Hi Chris,
    Great route,lovely sunny day who could ask for anything more. Thanks to all your happy bunch of helpers
    Cheers
    Dick