Virtual 2020
Yorkshire Wolds Cycle Challenge.

Saturday 4th July - Friday 31st July 2020

Get on your bike and raise money for a fantastic cause – join the Virtual 2020 Yorkshire Wolds Cycle Challenge.

Coronavirus has forced the cancellation of our usual 144-mile challenge, so we’ve gone digital! Complete the distance however you want to and raise money to help children and young people with disabilities, illness and additional needs in North Yorkshire.

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Riders taking up the challenge need to cycle 144 miles (the distance of the original route) between Saturday 4th July – Friday 31st July 2020. The rest is up to you! You can split the distance however and wherever you want to. You can ride on your local roads, or even complete it on an exercise bike from home.

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The Virtual 2020 Yorkshire Wolds Cycle Challenge is open to everyone. Since our launch in 2011, we’ve built a reputation as a friendly, all-inclusive event. This isn’t a competition, race or sportive reserved for serious riders – it’s an enjoyable fundraising event for riders of all ages and abilities. Entrants are encouraged to share their progress, and to join the community on Facebook and Strava.

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Entry is free but we’re asking that riders set a fundraising goal of at least £50 – with all money going to Ryedale Special Families. Anyone raising £144 or more will receive a special commemorative t-shirt!. Get involved and register for the Virtual 2020 today. TRACK YOUR PROGRESS Sign up to Strava and keep and share your progress with others.

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Join the Virtual 2020 Club. Be part of the Yorkshire Wolds Cycle Challenge community. Join us on social media and share your rides with other entrants. You can find us on Facebook or join us on Strava. If you haven’t used it yet, Strava is a fantastic app that turns your phone into a sophisticated running and cycling computer. It’s the perfect way to record your mileage and analyse your performance for the challenge, and to share your progress with friends. Join other riders at 'Yorkshire Wolds Cycle Challenge VIRTUAL 2020 Club' on Strava today.

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What is The Yorkshire Wolds Cycle Challenge?

The Yorkshire Wolds Cycle Challenge is an annual fundraising bike ride in aid of Ryedale Special Families. Traditionally, the event has been a challenging two-day ride covering 144 miles, following a spectacular circular route on quiet roads around the stunning Yorkshire Wolds. The next physical event will be held in 2021.

Additional information about The Yorkshire Wolds Cycle Challenge can be found at here.

What is the Virtual 2020?

It is a ‘virtual’ version of the event – a 144 mile cycle challenge. Entrants need to cover the 144 mile distance riding on their local roads or exercise bike, tracking and sharing their progress, and raising money for the independent charity, Ryedale Special Families.

Why Virtual?

Unfortunately, the Coronavirus pandemic forced the cancellation of the 2020 Yorkshire Wolds Cycle Challenge. Rather than cancel entirely, we decided to launch the virtual challenge as a fun alternative – to help raise money for Ryedale Special Families.

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