If you’re looking for a cycling event to attend this year, Evans Cycles are hosting their annual Ride It! in Leeds, starting in the grounds of Harewood House on Sat 7th – Sun 8th March 2015.
What is the Evans Ride It! event?
Ride It! will be a chance to ride your bike with hundreds of fellow cyclists of all abilities in the scenic countryside of the Wharf Valley in North Yorkshire (where we live!). Starting near Harewood House and with three different marked routes of varying length to choose from, the only thing you need to worry about is the weather.
The Leeds cycling event is not a race though. It’s a non-technical, off-road ride of between 15 and 33 miles (depending on your route) – perfect for a day out with the family or friends. We’ll be heading down in March to check out what’s on offer.
Here’s what you need to know:
Evans Cycles Ride It! Leeds | Key Points
It costs £18.50 for each adult registration and children go free. You will be able to register on the day, but only if there are spaces left. Sunday 8th March tickets have already sold out, so for the best chance of getting a place, register online if you want to take part!
Remember that pre-registration entries close on Wednesday 4th March. So get your skates on! You can register for the Leeds event here.
- Bike wash equipment
- Hot and cold drinks, cake and snacks
- High5 Sports Nutrition bar stations
- Mechanical support
- Garmin Edge 1000 Unit demos
- Shop to buy equipment
Remember to bring:
You need to bring your own mountain bike to the event. If possible, bring an off-road bike. Road or city bikes may be unsuitable as the majority of the route will be on single track or woodland paths.
If you don’t have a helmet you’ll not be allowed to take part. Don’t forget!
Remember to bring any tools, spares or tyres should you have a malfunction.
- Spare Clothes
It might get wet and windy so bring along a jacket and some warm clothes just in case the weather turns.
- Water and Snacks
Just with any ride, bring enough water and snacks to keep you going.
Ride It! Routes
Catering for all abilities and fitness levels, there are three routes to choose from between Harewood House and Wetherby.
A full route map is downloadable here.
Short Route – 15 miles / 24 km
Medium Route – 23 miles / 37 km
Long Route – 33 miles / 53 km
How to get to the event
Parking and departure starts here:
We’ll see you there!