The date of the 2020 Ryedale Rumble is 28th June.
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Friends of Ryedale School are delighted to be bringing the Ryedale Rumble back to the sportive calendar for the 3rd year running.

In 2020, the Ryedale Rumble will support two great charities. Not only will we be raising money for Ryedale School but we are also supporting Cancer Research UK with £5 of each entry fee supporting a charity close to the hearts of our committee members.

Having first being diagnosed with cancer in 2013, our race director Lizzie, has faced this devastating disease on two occasions – most recently whilst organising the 2019 Ryedale Rumble. The strength and determination that Lizzie showed in fighting this disease is an inspiration to those around her. With cancer directly affecting other members of the committee and their friends and family, we feel it is important to help a charity that is looking forward to the day that all cancers can be cured.

We start and finish in the grounds of Ryedale School close to the beautiful market town of Helmsley. En route, riders enjoy the quiet country lanes of rural Ryedale, the Howardian Hills and the stunning scenery of the North York Moors. Check out our video below to see what outstanding countryside you will experience.

Our three routes provided something for everyone and are all clearly signposted.

Well-stocked feed stations are managed by enthusiastic and supportive volunteers. All finishers are awarded a commemorative mug and there is hot food and drink on completion. 

Here’s just some of the feedback we received:

The best Sportive in the world.

The Ryedale Rumble is, without doubt the best organised sportive I have ever participated in and fantastic value for money.

Everyone was so friendly and it all made for a fantastic day. We will be back next year!

Thank you, this was our first ever attempt at this and we a great time. All being well we’ll see you next year.

The date of the 2020 Ryedale Rumble is 28th June. Book your place.



Mark your diaries – June 28th 2020.

Make no mistake, the Ryedale Rumble is a challenge. Choose the distance that suits you and your ability.

There are 3 routes. The Extreme route of 167.9 kilometres, a Challenge route of 114.9 kilometres, and an Inspire route of 67 kilometres. All routes encounter the inevitable hills of the North York Moors.

The Extreme and Challenge routes are aimed at experienced cyclists who want a serious test of fitness, endurance and stamina. With elevation gains of over 2,893m the extreme route takes in the now traditional monument climbs of Boltby Bank, Blakey Bank and Rosedale Chimney Bank. Challenge riders will take on the thrills and pain of an elevation gain of 1,744 metres while enjoying the beautiful moorland countryside. The Inspire route is for cyclists young or old, beginners or experienced, who want to extend their cycling ambitions with a 995 metre elevation gain to encounter.

The Ryedale Rumble allows riders to explore areas of the North York Moors national park, while raising money for Ryedale’s leading secondary school.

We were grateful to have received grant support from the North York Moors National Park Authority towards project costs for medical support, promotion, advertising and film creation. The main objective of the grant was to help us re-establish the Ryedale Rumble as an annual event on the cycling calendar.

If you would like to help sponsor our 2020 Ryedale Rumble please get in touch.

Supported by the North York Moors National Park Authority

What is a sportive?

Not a race, sportives are a great way to get into organised cycling events, giving you the chance to complete a fully signed and supported ride in a relaxed environment. Think of it as the marathon of the cycling world (or a fun run if the word ‘marathon’ brings you out in a cold sweat).

Riding a sportive allows you to explore a new area on your bike, in the knowledge that you are fully supported by event staff and surrounded by other enthusiastic participants.

2020 Entry Fees:

Extreme: £35.00 in advance
Challenge: £30.00 in adavnce
Inspire: £25.00 in advance

All participants are encouraged to raise some sponsorship, no matter how little. Sponsorship forms are available to download here. We will have collection points at the HQ on the day.

Parental Consent

All riders under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. A parental consent form is required for each rider under 16.

If you have any questions, please Contact Us, and we will respond as soon as possible.