Le Petit Depart Sportive
Le Petit Depart is a fabulous cycle event which showcases the very best cycling the Yorkshire Dales has to offer and follows much of the 2014 Tour de France, most Tour de Yorkshire route and the 2019 World Championship road race route.
The Le Petit Depart Sportive is setting off and finishing from Skipton Auction Mart.
Le Petit Depart offers 2 fantastic routes to cater for all abilities, there is an 80 mile ride, and a 38 mile ride. both routes will travel up Grassington Road after leaving the Auction Mart. The long route will then travel to Kettlewell, then Kidstones, Hawes and Ribblehead viaduct, then returns through Settle, Airton and back Grassington Road, then back down and up Gargrave road from the High Street roundabout.
The shorter route travels to Kettlewell, then back through Grassington, Burnsall finishes via Bolton Abbey and returns through Embsay, ending at the Auction Mart.
Why not line the road and cheer the riders on as they raise money for Manorlands. The riders depart between 7.30 and 9.30 am, returning approximately between 1pm and 4pm.
Photo Credit: Paula Solloway