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2018 will see our third cycle sportive.  Beginning and ending at Escape Bike Shop there are two routes on offer with a feed stop at Dent.

We’re blessed to live and work in one of the prettiest counties in England, with some fine roads and lanes perfect for cycling and all abilities; as such we have chosen routes in that vain, to be scenic and enjoyable rather than the hardest/toughest course.

The essence of the Escape to the Dales Sportive is to enjoy the cycling challenge of riding in the gorgeous Yorkshire Dales in a safe and supported environment amongst friends and like minded cycle enthusiasts – and have a damned fine time doing it!

Escape Bike Shop

Passing through the villages of Ingleton, Clapham, Horton in Ribblesdale, Dent and Sedbergh before returning via Devil’s Bridge and the back roads to Escape Bike Shop, the long route will pass through stunning scenery with challenging climbs and rolling descents amongst some of the finest landscapes in the North of England.

Stephen Knowles Photography

With two routes to choose from between 40 and 65 miles and a mid-way food stop it’ll be a grand day out! ┬áThere’ll be mechanical support, free food (!) and special offers from our title sponsors too!

With in store offers on the day, family fun events from the team at Run Bike Fun and Trials displays from Ben Slinger there’s even more reason to visit Escape Bike Shop next summer!

Keep your eyes peeled on Facebook and our website for more details and how to enter.

We expect a wide range of riders, from dedicated racing cyclists to leisure cyclists wanting a challenging ride to test themselves. You may want to raise money for charity, or want to set yourself a goal.

We will keep you informed of all news running up to the big day by email; but you should always check back at our website / Twitter / Facebook pages for news in the meantime. Nearer the event, we will post you your event information pack which will contain some instructions, your rider number and timing details.

A week before the event we will also contact all riders by email with full details about the event with instructions regarding timings and procedures on the day.