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As great as the riding is on the White Rose Classic, it is the food and drink – along with your legs, that powers for the day.  With that in mind, we have spaced three fully- stocked Feed Stations, and one drinks-only ‘Splash and Dash’ location out on the road. Which ones you visit depend on the route you are riding.

Everyone on all three routes passes through Grassington, so we put out a spectacular spread there.  Whether you just want to top up your drinks, or are looking for more substantial sustenance, the Grassington Feed Station will match your needs.


Grassington Food Stall


All Routes: Mile 30. First timing point is here.

Open: 07:45-13:00

  • The Feed Station is in the car park at the National Park Centre.
  • You’ll get a chance to enjoy authentic Yorkshire hospitality: Fresh water/energy drinks to refill your bottles Pastries, fresh fruit, and home-made, savoury sandwiches.

Toilets are available across the car park on the other side of the National Parks Visitor Center. There are turnstiles there, but we have arranged for the National Park to make access free of charge for the day. Please use the toilets – not the walls or bushes in the car park.

In the centre of Grassington, a couple of hundred yards after the Feed Station, the Short Route bears left, while the Medium and Long Routes turn right onto Wood Lane, immediately after Main Street, also on the right.

The Grassington Festival will be in full swing, meaning that the town will be hopping even more than normal. Please be especially mindful of pedestrians!


Long Route only: Mile 53

Open 09:00-14:00

We are hosted here in the National Park car park at the train station, which is just off to the right of the main road as you come into Hawes. Please be aware there are other using this spot while the Event is on. Please keep your bikes out of the way of cars and others in the area.

There is now a bike shop, Stage 1 Cycles, right next to our Feed Station. It has its own Firebox Café, as well as all bike-related gear. They offer coffee, cold drinks, cakes, and tarts, or a spare inner tube.

– Toilets are to the left of the feed station as you approach the area.


Cyclists having a pit stop
Airton food stall


Medium Route: Mile 58

Long Route: Mile 89

Open: 10:30-16:30

We are hosted in Airton at the locally famous Town End Farm Cafe. They offer great facilities and we will lay on a delicious spread for your growing appetite.

  • This feed station is about 100 yards off the main route toward Kirkby Malham.
  • When leaving, head back south along the road you came on.

We ask all riders to observe some common-sense rules while in the Village:

Bikes – There will be ample bike parking on the grass at the Town End Farm Cafe.  Please use it.

Roadways – Follow the route signs and be patient with local drivers. If you have to wait a few extra seconds because of a confused driver, then please be patient rather than squeezing past.

Noise – try to remember that people live here and really don’t want to hear the loud conversations of cyclists going by all day.

Toilets – available in the Town End Farm Cafe. Please do not relieve yourself outside anywhere around here!

We want to be invited back every year and to be remembered positively as good citizens. Please help make a good impression.


So you have made it back to Ilkley after a long day in the saddle – congratulations!  Hungry, eh?  We have a piping hot meal all ready for you at Event Headquarters, the Ilkley Rugby Club.

Your entry fee covers the cost of the after-ride meal.  Meals will be available from 13:30 until 18:30.  Exchange your event wristband for a free meal.  If you have friends or family who want to join, the meal is available for all at a very reasonable fee.