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Posts Tagged ‘Cycling’

Thank You BBC Radio York

Jonathan Cowap spoke to a local  this morning live on his morning show  in connection with Rosedale’s preparation for the Tour De Yorkshire. We have much planned in the dale: land art, cycling to create electricity and so many projects involving many, many folks in the dale. If your coming up to watch the race on The Cote de Rosedale Abbey there will be ample organised parking spots and plenty of refreshments to enjoy after the riders have passed by.

Pic of riders on The Cote de Rosedale Abbey on yesterday’s WTY Media Ride

The Moor Tour

Event now booked for 23rd June 2013.

Entries will be available through British Cycling.

The Moor Tour was a new Cyclo Sportive event in 2012 taking place in the North Yorkshire Moors organised by MJS Outdoors.

With a choice of two challenging routes of either 100 miles or 100km (60 miles), starting and finishing just outside Stokesley on the North edge of the moors.

A gruelling test of rider stamina through beautiful countryside and rugged moorland, the routes take in a number of the most challenging climbs in the moors and will reward you with some great downhill sections.

Both routes come through Rosedale and up Chimney bank  the steepest public road in England !

for more info or to enter…http://www.themoortour.co.uk/index.php

Moor Tour 2012

La Vuelta – An International Mention for Our ‘Chain Breaker’ – Chimney Bank

Stage 12 of the highly prestigious Tour of Spain (known as La Vuelta a Espana – or usually just as the Vuelta – and second only to the Tour de France although in fact a tougher race than the TdF) finished with a short but very steep climb. (The final kilometre took the world’s best climbers racing flat out almost 5 minutes.)

Highlights are shown on ITV4 each evening and to illustrate the severity of the short final climb the commentators suggested there is an equivalent climb in Britain – our own Chimney Bank.

This programme is watched by huge numbers of cycling fans so perhaps we can expect to see more cyclists visiting to attempt our challenging climb. The Chain Breaker !

Anyone who wants to watch the exciting stage 12 can still catch it on ITV player: http://www.itv.com/itvplayer/video/?Filter=324154
Also if you wan to ‘Back Le Bid’ and support Visit Yorkshire’s work in bringing the Tour de France to Yorkshire, cast your vote here

Make tracks for Panorama of Moorland

An article on this weekend Yorkshire Post, celebrates the cycling in Rosedale. Follow the link to read the full article.

A Bank Holiday bike trip: Paul Kirkwood rides the challenging but lovely North Yorkshire extension to the Moor to Sea cycle route.

It’s hard to know who deserves more credit: the engineers builders who built the original railway line or the national park wardens who have maintained it as a path.

Either way, the route of the old Rosedale Railway that once carried iron ore is brilliant.

Chimney Bank / The Chain Breaker !

Hear say, the ‘Chain Breaker’ is the affectionate name for Chimney Bank amongst cyclists. Sunday 7th saw a good many cyclists climbing the Bank, along with vintage tractors and all the usual traffic as part of the Ryedale Rumble. Truly amazing.

Below is an image,  quote from and a link to the the British Cycling Site with more details.


“Mention of that name (Rosedale) is enough to send many hearts pounding as in true word association Rosedale conjures up Rosedale Chimney Bank. Widely regarded as one of the toughest climbs in Britain it has the added ingredient of an initial one in three hairpin ramp and the hope of meeting nothing coming the other way as you seek the best line. This is the climb that has reduced top professionals to walking so there’s no disgrace in not making it without stopping. You are encouraged to do that at the summit where there’s a water stop and sure to be a gathering of spectators witnessing one of the very best view in Britain.”