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Ron Kitching CTC Challenge Ride & Sportive

Ron Kitching CTC Challenge Ride & Sportive (York)

June 23rd

Ron was not only a star racing man but grew his business so that it became one of the world's largest import / export businesses of cycling equipment. He also played a major part in the formation of the York Rally. The ride includes some of Ron's favorite roads over the North Yorkshire Moors

The route across the Howardian Hills and the North Yorks Moors both teases and rewards with a couple of 16% climbs with the delightful village of Hovingham (bakery and tea rooms) in between. The 100km route takes riders up on to the moors before dropping into Hutton-le-Hole and on to Marton. The 150km route tackles the climbs of Farndale and the savage Blakey Bank. After a stop at Danby Moors Centre, the route climbs back over the moors before dropping into Rosedale where the adventurous can take the option of the Chimney, a genuine 33% climb. From there it's a lumpy run through the grounds of Castle Howard and back to the attractions of the York Cycle Show

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