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BAND OF CLIMBERS

UK'S TOUGHEST GROUP RIDES // WOMEN'S EDITION // THE DALES

SUPPORTED BY

FREE WOMEN'S GROUP RIDE WITH KATIE KOOKABURRA

On Saturday 10th of July, Band of Climbers and Katie Kookaburra will be running a unique, Women's only edition of our Toughest Group Ride Tour. We want to encourage and inspire more and more women to get out and ride in the hills and mountains, and with Katie's help, we'll be providing a welcoming and friendly environment to do just that.

THE BEST OF THE YORKSHIRE DALES

As a place to ride, the Yorkshire Dales takes some beating. The area is packed with stunning scenery, quiet lanes, tough climbs and friendly people. Our Women's group ride will be a social ride, not a race or a sportive. We'll ride the best climbs in the Dales, in a friendly and supportive way. We'll regroup at the top of the big climbs, and ride together on the flats (not there are many flat sections....

WHERE AND WHEN

NO DROP RIDE

This is a 100km (62 miles) group ride, which will be ridden at a relaxed pace. This is not a race, and this will be a no drop ride. There is over 2300m of elevation. (9500ft).

THE START

The ride will start and finish in the scenic North Yorkshire town of Richmond. You will be emailed the Strava route, and exact start location 1 week before the event, once you have signed up.

SELF SUPPORTED

As this is a free group ride on open roads, there is no mechanical support on the course, and the route is not marked. There will be several Band of Climbers ride leaders on course to make sure the group completes the ride, and we will send the STRAVA Route 1 week before the ride to download onto your GPS computers.

You will need to bring your own tools, tubes and any spares in the event of a mechanical issue. Due to the severity of the gradients on the climbs and descents, we strongly suggest ensuring your brake pads and chain are in a good condition. Your bike and legs will be tested to the limit on this ride.

FEED STATION BY OTE

All of our summer group rides will have a mobile feed station, kindly supplied by OTE Sports. The feed stations are stocked with water plus Electrolyte Drinks, caffeine bars and anytime protein bars to make sure you ride strong and complete each ride. You will also find exclusive offers and gifts in your BoC goody bag at the end of each ride.


ESSENTIAL INFO

These rides are completely free to enter, and by entering you understand that you are entering into a very challenging ride, on open roads. In order to take part you must:

  • Wear a helmet
  • Bring a rear light (in case of mist/fog on the higher climbs or moors)
  • Bring your own tools/tubes/spares in order to repair any mechanicals
  • Sign a Covid declaration before the ride to confirm you have no Covid symptoms
  • Ride within your limits, safely, following the rules of the highway code at all times

ONLY 45 PLACES AVAILABLE

To join, simply click the register button and your free ticket will be added to your shopping cart. Then complete your free registration via our checkout. If you do not complete the checkout, your place will not be secured.

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