White Rose Classic

SUNDAY 30th June 2024

Yorkshire’s “Must do” Sportive

Join us on Sunday 30th June for another epic adventure of the “White Rose Classic” in the cycle mecca that is Yorkshire. (Gods own Country)

All routes take you in to the stunning Yorkshire Dales where you’ll be riding on some of the roads and tackling some of the climbs made famous by the pro peloton during the 2014 edition of the Tour de France with Stage 1 from Leeds to Harrogate.

This led to the creation of the Tour de Yorkshire which ran until 2019, in 2018 Stage 2 of the Tour de Yorkshire featured a decisive uphill finish on the famous Cow & Calf in Ilkley, the hometown of the White Rose Classic. In 2019 the UCI World Championships were held in Harrogate where the Women’s elite race tackled the Norwood Edge climb out of Otley.

The event has been run by Ilkley Cycle Club since 2012 when the club reformed. Our aim is to make the event attractive to all levels of sportive rider and an enjoyable day out in the dales for all supported by a friendly volunteers.

Event Overview

We offer 3 routes that cater for various levels of experience, ranging from 46 miles to 120 miles that will take you in to the heart of the Yorkshire Dales. Choose the route that matches your experience and goals, each one of them features the opportunity to enjoy magnificent Yorkshire Dales scenery.

Whichever route you choose you will experience our Yorkshire-style hospitality from the start line, at the feed stops and at the finish line. Each of our three feed stations features homemade sandwiches and other culinary treats. We do everything we can to make sure you have the energy you will need to keep you going all the way to the finish line back in Ilkley.

Minimum age 18

Single Entry Fees:

The Short One – £40,           The Challenge – £45,           The Epic One -£45


Entries will still be accepted via the event page on the British Cycling website until Midnight, Friday 28th June.m If you have any issues please contact us directly at whiteroseclassic@icloud.com

We cannot accept any entries after this date as the event team will be busy preparing for the event over the weekend.

Secure your place now

Entry fee includes:

  • Finishers Medal, Free post ride drink & access to your event photo
  • Chip Timing with instant text message with your finish time
  • Onsite Car parking
  • Signed Routes & First Aid support
  • Well Stocked Feed Stops
  • Mechanical support on the start line / at the 1st feed stop

For Event updates –  See our Facebook Group, Facebook page

Road Book

The 2024 edition of the roadblock will be email to participants by Thursday 27th June.