The West Riding Classic 2022
Sunday 15th May, 30, 60 & 70 miles, Clapham-Clapham, North Yorkshire, £30
After a 2 year hiatus we’re back!
£30.00 | 30, 60 & 70 miles | Sunday 15th May 2022
- Choice of three routes
- Analogue timing system with souvenir clocking-in route card
- Excellent feed station with home-made real food menu designed for endurance cycling
- Well signposted routes on quiet roads
- Free .gpx files (satnav)
- Raises money for three good causes (Cave Rescue, Goma Cycling Club and IWGB)
- Friendly supportive atmosphere
We were gutted not to run the event during the pandemic years but we’re super excited to be back this spring. We’ve pushed the ride back to May so they’ll be no snow this year but we may have sunshine! We’ve also moved it to a Sunday which we hope will make it more accessible for people.
There are descriptions, elevations and profiles of the three routes – and the official cheeky shortcut – on this page.
We’ve put the price up a little bit because we have an extra good cause who benefits from the event.
The West Riding Classic starts and finishes at Clapham Village Hall and there are three routes to choose from: Short (30 miles), Long (60 miles) and Extra Long (70 miles). And there is plenty of climbing – 2000 metres of vertical ascent on the extra long route – as the route navigates each of the famous three peaks Ingleborough, Penyghent and Whernside.
The West Riding Classic also supports three great causes, Cave Rescue Organisation, Goma Cycling Clubs and IWGB.
Clapham Village Hall, Cross Haw Lane, Clapham, North Yorkshire, LA2 8DZ
• 8am – 9:30am: extra-long route, 70 miles, 2200m vertical climbing
• 8am – 10:30am: long route, 60 miles
• 10am – 11am: short route, 30 miles
2019: It is official, this years West Riding Classic was a classic.
After sending out weather warnings in the run up to the event both Mike and I were worried that no one would turn up and we’d left to eat 250 portions minestrone soup.
But thankfully over 150 brave riders turned up and took on the challenge we had set them.
It is true that as riders arrived back in Clapham I did have to help a few of them with their gloves and helmets, but as I did so the very same frozen riders were buzzing after a truly unforgettable day in the saddle.
The official times are now available below, along with the galleries of photos from our brilliant official photographer.
Thanks again to everyone that bought a ticket to enter our event, and well done to everyone that made it to the starting line.
Photos and rider times
The official photos PDFs and may take a minute or two to load,
The West Riding Classic is an independent, family run cycle sportive held in the Yorkshire Dales since 2010. It is a proudly analogue event which eschews the digital timing systems, high energy gels and anonymous technology of much of modern cycling. The West Riding Classic returns with it’s clocking-in cards, delicious home cooked food and old-fashioned comradery.
Described by British Cycling as:
Great route! great food! great vibe! A must-do on the sportive calendar”