White Rose Classic






Yorkshire’s Premier Sportive

The White Rose Classic is the premier Yorkshire Dales sportive for road cyclists. Join us on Sunday 3rd July 2022.  Enjoy an epic adventure with support from the all-volunteer, Ilkley Cycling Club-run Event.

The Tour de France came in 2014 covering some of the same roads as the White Rose Classic.  Since then, the Tour de Yorkshire has become an annual event.  In 2018 Stage 2 featured a decisive uphill finish in the White Rose Classic’s home town of Ilkley.  In 2019 the World Professional Road Racing Championships were held right in our back yard – following popular local routes.

White Rose Classic Details

There are three routes of different lengths.  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 take, when you ride the White Rose Classic, you earn the right to enjoy our Yorkshire-style hospitality.  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 back in Ilkley.

The White Rose Classic routes tackle a total of seven named climbs – and innumerable bumps and hills along the way. But you get to choose how challenging a ride you make it – from a leisurely day out in the Yorkshire Dales to a challenging epic demanding all your strength and experience.

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The Road Book

All the information you need about year’s White Rose Classic is on this site, but if you’d like something off-line, then download the Road Book.  It has all the details about the location, routes, climbs, and feed stations that you need in a handy PDF.

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