What we are
all about

The Yorkshire Wolds Cycle Challenge is an annual fundraising event – a 144-mile, two-day cycle challenge on quiet, rural roads around the stunning Yorkshire Wolds.

Launched in 2011, it attracts riders of all ages and abilities from across the UK. It’s gained a reputation amongst riders as ‘the friendly one’ with an inclusive atmosphere where everyone is welcome.

With Coronavirus forcing the cancellation of this year’s event, we’ve gone digital – and are encouraging people to participate in our virtual event to raise vital funds for Ryedale Special Families.

The Virtual 2020

This year, entrants will be completing the challenge ‘virtually’ – by cycling the 144 miles on local roads, or on an exercise bike at home (or in a gym if restrictions at the time allow). Riders can complete the challenge at any time between Saturday 4th – Friday 31st July 2020, in as many rides as they wish. Entry to the event is free and entrants are also asked to set a fundraising target of at least £50, with all money raised going to support Ryedale Special Families. Every entrant will receive a certificate for completing the challenge – and those raising more than £144 will receive a special commemorative t shirt.

Ryedale Special Families

Every penny raised by the challenge will go to support a fantastic independent Malton based charity, Ryedale Special Families. The charity helps more than 400 families in Ryedale, helping families and young people with all kinds of disabilities. It offers a vital support network, providing a range of services including information, advocacy, flexible one-to-one care, social groups and family activities. The charity depends heavily on fundraising, and the cancellation of events like the yearly Yorkshire Wolds Cycle challenge is putting the charity under serious financial pressure. They need your help! Ryedale Special Families is a registered charity no. 1170988. Find our more at here.

Riding Safely

We want to ensure that everyone taking part in the virtual challenge stays safe.

While completing the challenge, we ask that all cyclists ride sensibly and abide by the Government restrictions in place at that time.

  • Do not cycle in groups
  • Do not cycle (exercise) away from home more than the Government's guidelines in place at that time allow - check British Cycling and Cycling UK's websites for clarification (links below)
  • Do not break the rules of the Highway Code, this is a non-competitive event
  • Do not forget to stay alert and maintain social distancing when you're out cycling Please see britishcycling.org.uk and cyclinguk.org for current cycling guidelines. The organisers and Ryedale Special Families accept no responsibility for the safety and wellbeing of participants, who take part at their own risk.

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.

Further information

For additional information about The Yorkshire Wolds Cycle Challenge – head to here.

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