Ride as part of a group with a ride leader
As beautiful as the Yorkshire Dales scenery is, you might enjoy it more with riding in the company of others. For this year’s White Rose Classic, we offer the opportunity to ride the Dales in a Group with a ride leader – even if you come to the event by yourself.
For each of the three Routes, there will be groups of different speeds led by experienced Ilkley Cycling Club ride leaders. After you have registered to ride, you can join one of the Group Rides in advance.
Group Ride Start Times
Hawes Long Route Groups
Average speed – 6:45am
Steady – 7:00am
Settle Medium Route Groups
Average speed – 7:45am,
Steady – 8:00am
Grassington Short Route Groups
Medium speed – 8:45am
Steady – 9:00am
If you find yourself in a group which is too fast you can drop off the ride, or if it’s too slow for you, you’re welcome to ride off in front – just tell the leader. We start the average (fast paced) group before the steady (slower paced) group, so that anyone in the average group who finds the pace too demanding can drop off and then join the steady group when it catches them.
All you need to do is “volunteer” to join a Group Ride.