Individual entries for 2017 are now closed.
Penrith Park and Transfer. £20 from Penrith to Seascale, Friday night and £30 Whitby to Penrith, Sunday morning. Book by 31st May, more details here
Camping £10 a night per person, Friday and Saturday advanced booking required. Book by 31st May, more details here
Registration & Camping :: Please note Registration is at Seascale Sports Hall, a 10 minute walk the camping at Seascale School (only those camping can store bikes at the school hall). Camping at Seascale is on the school field and is tent camping, the cost is £10 per person please do not arrive any earlier than 1700. We will have 2 bike trucks leaving Penrith – 1 will drop kit for campers at the school, the 2nd truck will drop non campers kit at the Sports Hall.
All riders must bring photo id to registration - e.g. works pass, driving licence, passport. It has to be
readily recognisable as you, not just by your Mum.
No photo id = no ride. No exceptions.
Times :: Registration 1700 to 2300 Friday night :: 0500 to 0700 Saturday morning at Seascale Sports Hall. All riders need to attend registration to collect their timing chip.
Start Times :: 0500 to 0800 Saturday morning. 500m from Sports Hall to Start Line. Location Car Park just off South Parade. With access to the sea to ‘dip' your bike!
Finish :: West Cliff (Near Whitby Pavilion), North Terrace, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO21 3EN.
Car Parking :: A park and ride system is available from Penrith Rugby Club, Winters Park, Penrith, Cumbria, CA11 8RG. Parking also available at Seascale and Whitby Leisure Centre (more details below).
Bag collection, showers & transfers :: Whitby Leisure Centre, West Cliff, Whitby, YO21 3HT. Bags can be collected from the sports hall at the Leisure Centre where showers are available. For those on the Sunday transfer your bike box will also be at the sports hall ready for you to repack your bike.
Camping at Whitby :: At Whitby the overnight camping will now be available at Whitby Rugby Club, White Leys Road, Whitby, YO21 3PB.
The camping here is tent camping so you will need to provide all your kit. You will go to the Leisure Centre to repack your bike into your bike box, collects your bags, shower and change. We will then transport you with your camping kit to Whitby Rugby Club where you can pitch your tent and have a beer in the bar. There is no food available at the Rugby Club so you will need to eat before you go either at the Leisure Centre or in town. The Rugby Club is approx 1km from the Leisure Centre but further away from town. On Sunday morning you will need to walk back to the Leisure Centre for breakfast, available from 7.00 am. A van will be at the Rugby Club to pick up your camping gear until 7.30am. At the Leisure Centre you will be responsible for making sure your bike box is on the bike trailer and you and your bags are on the coach for a 9.00am departure.
Please note no dogs are allowed on the Rugby Club site and no fires or BBQ’s are allowed. Camping is charged £10 per person not per tent.
Toilets :: Available at Seascale Sports Hall, Seascale Primary School, public toilets at the start, each of the four feed stations, public toilets in Whitby near the finish and at Whitby Leisure Centre. We ask all riders to be respectful of the local environment, facilities and fellow riders in all sanitary matters.
Cut Off :: As with 2016 we will apply a cut off at the Tunstall feed station. It is very generous and would have only affected one or two riders over the past few years. So you need to have left Tunstall feed station by 17:00
You will also not be able to leave the Ingleby Greenhow Feedstation after 18:00 unless you have both front and back lights on your own bike. Riding with a group who do have lights is not the same. In the past this would have affected around 20-30 riders. It normally comes about from someone in a group having a mechanical which takes sometime to be repaired.
If you are not on the group entry list and you think you should be please contact your group organiser.
- Fully Signed Route.
- 4 Feed Stations along the route - sweet and savoury snacks available and access to water to re-fill water bottles. Variety of food available at each of the four feed stations and these will include fresh baguettes, selection of cakes, soup and fruit.
- GPX route files.
- Electronic timing chip.
- Medical cover throughout the ride.
- Showers at Whitby Leisure Centre.
- Personal kit bag transfer from Seascale to Whitby Leisure Centre.
- Windermere Ferry Crossing.
The personal kit bag should weigh no more than 10Kg when placed on our pre-loading scales and be labelled with your name and ride number. For those camping we can transfer your tent too, so long as it's not of marquee proportions! Sorry but no liquids in the bags - they just make a mess of your kit. Unless your making own arrangements please hand your kit bag over to our Kit Van Marshals based at registration or at the school before heading to the Start. Your kit bag will be at Whitby Leisure Centre awaiting your arrival.
We will have two bike mechanics on hand between 17:00 and 23:00 on Friday night and 4.00 and 8.00 on Saturday morning just to help with any last minute mechanical issues you may have (this is not an invitation to arrive with an unmaintained bike!). After this time the next opportunity to do so will be in Kendal when you arrive on Saturday morning!
26" wheel (MTB's) or hybrid cycles are not allowed on this event. If you think you should be exempt please feel free to contact us. Also no tri-bars to be fitted to bikes.
We would encourage you to wear whatever you feel most comfortable in, giving regard to the fact you will be crossing the country and the very changeable nature of the weather in Northern England. There are a few things we have to insist upon:
- Helmet (to be worn!).
- Rain jacket (with sleeves).
- Repair kit including spare inner tubes, pump, multi tool & tyre levers.
- Rear light (should be switched on at arrival of start)
- Front lights MANDATORY if leaving Ingleby Feed station after 18:00
- Maintained bike in good working order.
- Speedo (a device that can show your distance that day)
- We suggest you bring some change with you on the ride, just in case. You might decide on an impromptu café stop or an emergency inner tube purchase.
We are providing back-up facilities we must insist that your supporters, friends and family do not bring any vehicles out on the route to follow as this will create unnecessary congestion and will be a danger to cyclists and other road users. We are keen to encourage support at the start and finish.
If you wish your supporters to see you on route our recommendations are:
- use public parking in Kendal and meet them near the feed station (sorry no food for supporters). Castle Street Community Centre. No supporters allowed in feed station.
- Catterick Bridge just off the A1
- Danby but approach via A171
Please note parking in Whitby is restricted either pay and display or disc parking. You can collect a disc from Whitby Leisure or in town if required. With a disc the maximum stay is two hours. Whitby do operate a Park and Ride to West Cliff every 15 minutes until 18:30.
Parking at Penrith, Seascale and Whitby
Penrith Rugby Club – for people using the coach transfer, please park on the far left hand side of the car park. So we are neatly out of the way of club users over the weekend.
At Seascale there is a large car park at South Parade on the foreshore where the event start jetty is located there is no charge and no restrictions leaving cars over the weekend.
At Whitby on street parking is disc parking limited to 2 hours. Parking meters also apply in some places and are limited to a certain number of hours. The leisure centre car park is limited to 24 hours if paying at the meter however 2-7 day permits can be purchased in advance or on arrival (details below)
Or by calling into the Tourist Information Centre when they arrive (details below)
Whitby Tourist Information Centre - 01723 383636
- Office: Langbourne Road, Whitby, YO21 1YN
- Business Hours (Nov-Mar): Mon-Sun 9.30am-4.30pm
- Business Hours (Apr-Jun, Sept-Oct): Mon-Sun 9.30am-6.00pm
- Business Hours (Jul-Aug): Mon-Sun 9.30am-7.00pm