Le Petit Depart – Yorkshire Sportive

2014 saw the Grande Depart of the Tour De France in Yorkshire,2019 Cycling World Championships were staged around this stunningly beautiful county. Coming up in June 2022 is Le Petit Depart, organised by Skipton CC and starting from the Craven Cattle Marts, there are 2 routes an 80 mile and 38 mile route which will echo the Tour De France and Tour de Yorkshire routes.

80 miler 

This route follows a significant part of the Tour de France stage one and 2019 UCI World Championships route, taking you over three climbs and along four dales.

From the head of Wharfedale the route goes over Kidstones, the first official climb of the 2014 Tour de France, continues along the Wensleydale to Reeth, before returning to Skipton via the impressive Ribblehead viaduct, the quaint market town of Settle and the lovely Malhamdale. The route returns to Skipton via scenic villages and fast run back into Skipton.

38 mile scenic route

The 38 mile Scenic route follows the Grand Depart route up and back down the magnificent Upper Wharfedale valley, stretching right up into the heart of the Yorkshire Dales.  The return ride takes you back past the stunning Bolton Abbey.

Your entry fee includes:
– Choice of 2 routes – 38 miles and 80 miles
– Chip timing
– Feed stops
– Post ride meal
– Free event buff
– Free car parking
– Entry to a prize draw to win a bike!
– Mechanical support at the start

Follow these links for more information and costs;

Le Petit Depart Individual Entry Form – Cycle Sportive Yorkshire Dales – Skipton Cycling Club



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