The popular Ryedale Rumble made its long awaited return to the Sportive calendar on July 29th 2018 and despite the weather proved well worth reviving!
Now run by Friends of Ryedale School, to help raise funds for our small but outstanding school, the Rumble had a few changes of route but essentially was still the same exhilirating and arduous challenge it always was.
We started and finished in the grounds of Ryedale School close to the beautiful market town of Helmsley. En route, riders experienced the quiet country lanes of rural Ryedale, the Howardian Hills and the stunning scenery of the North York Moors.
We hope the three routes provided something for everyone.
The routes were well signposted, with well-stocked feed stations managed by enthusiastic and supportive volunteers. All finishers were awarded a commemorative mug and there was hot food and drink on completion.
Here’s just some of the feedback we received:
Fantastic organisation, great signage, really friendly volunteers, top class feed stations and a brilliant route. A really well run sportive – just a shame about the weather – I will be back to do it in better conditions (hopefully!)
This was an extremely well organised and enjoyable sportive. Everyone was so friendly and helpful and the post ride hospitality was brilliant. After a long wet, windy ride the hot food and coffee in a warm environment was most welcome. The food stations were well stocked with lovely cakes, sandwiches, gels and water and the staff very helpful and supportive. Will definitely be riding this event next year.
Superb organisation, fantastic team, faultless signposting, beautiful area, wonderful food and well-planned routes. I can’t recommend this event highly enough, if it’s on next year don’t miss it.
The date of the 2019 Ryedale Rumble will announced shortly.