How to enter the White Rose Classic Sportive
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White Rose Classic Sportive routes
The White Rose Classic Features 3 cycle routes across the Yorkshire Dales. All of the courses pose a challenge and offer some stunning views. No matter which course you register for, you can always change your mind at the race registration on the day.
The Short Route
This is a great event for those cyclists taking on their first sportive. This route will include the famous Norwood Edge and Langbar climbs as well as passing Bolton Abbey. The route has a total ascent of 4222ft.
The Medium Route
This is perfect for those looking for something extra. The route starts up Norwood Edge and over Greenhow before dropping into Ribbledale. At Ribberdale, riders will cross and ancient single lane bridge before heading back to Settle for a refuelling stop. Following this riders are faced with the steepest climb of the day, Albert Hill before making their way back to race HQ. The total ascent of this route is 6927ft.
The Long Route
The Long Route is an epic 120 mile journey that will push riders to their limits. It takes in the climbs of Norwood Edge, Fleet Moss, Garsdale Head (Coal Road) and the Deepdale/Kingsdale duo. This is a climb that even a few locals don’t know. It’s a tough climb with a magnificent reward of views from Morcambe Bay across the Forest of Bowland, and all the way to Pendle Hill. By the end of this route, riders will have ascended over 10,000ft.
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White Rose Classic Sportive weather forecast
Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
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