Fifty Three Miles 98% Off Road
No easing in. From our start in Goathland its straight into an open singletrack climb. This sets the tone for a day of moorland riding at its best. Epic views, lush wooded valleys, historical sites, some cracking pubs and great cafes as we wind our way west. We take in Newtondale with its heritage railway, Forest tracks, Rosedale's sublime single track, a monster climb up Chimney Bank leading to a pub lunch before a jaunt over to the highest point on the moors at Round Hill. A new for 2020 section takes us along the edge of the Cleveland Hills with epic views and grin inducing single track. A easier climb this year brings us to the popular 3.5 mile big-ring blast down Arnsgill Ridge. More wonderful single track takes us to the sting in the tail- an ascent of Black Hambleton. See if you can climb that one without stopping! We are on the home stretch now and rewarded with the best views of the day and a downhill cruise along Hambleton Drove Road to High Paradise Farm and our overnight stop.
Forty Eight Miles 92% Off Road
A revised Day 2 route for 2019. We head south towards Sutton Bank this year before swinging East through cool wooded valleys, passing timeless Ryedale farms and meadow before tackling the first big climb back onto the moors above Helmsley. More deserted single track and quiet country lanes take us over into hidden Bransdale and the atmospheric ruins of Stork House. A testing climb up onto Rudland Rigg leads to a cracking, technical descent into pretty Farndale followed by a well earned lunchtime visit to Hutton le Hole. Using lesser used tracks we pass through charming Appleton le Moors and Cropton with its famous Brewery before plunging back into the forests again. Less tarmac this year, we cruise on easy gravel roads up through Cropton and Gale Rigg Forest before a final flourish down cracking singletrack back to Goathland for a well earned pint at the Mallyan Spout Hotel. Great food and beers on standby to finish off another glorious day of adventure.