Ryedale Rumble logoThe popular Ryedale Rumble is making its long awaited return to the Sportive calendar on July 29th 2018 and is open for entries.

Now being run by Friends of Ryedale School, to help raise funds for our small but outstanding school, the Rumble has a few changes of route but essentially is still the same exhilirating and arduous challenge it always was.

We start and finish in the grounds of Ryedale School close to the beautiful market town of Helmsley. En route, you will experience the quiet country lanes of rural Ryedale, the Howardian Hills and the stunning scenery of the North York Moors.

We hope the three routes offer something for everyone.

The routes will be well signposted, with well-stocked feed stations and, yes quite a few hills! All finishers will be awarded a commemorative mug and there will be food and drink on completion. For those who wish to camp on the Saturday night there are several campgrounds locally as well as a wide selection of bed & breakfasts, local pubs and restaurants, including an Indian restaurant within walking distance of the school.

The Ryedale Rumble will be on
Sunday 29th of July 2018

starting times:

Extreme Route: 169.9 kilometres at 07:00 – 8.00

Challenge Route: 120.5 kilometres from approx. 07:30 – 8.30

Inspire Route: 79.3 kilometres from approx. 8.30 – 9:00

The entry fee is payable through the British Cycling website

£35 for the Extreme Route 
£30 for the Challenge Route
£25 for the Inspire Route 


Are you ready to Rumble?

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 169.9 kilometres, a Challenge route of 120.5 kilometres, and an Inspire route of 79.3 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.

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.

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.

To Enter

Online only via British Cycling.

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.

Rumble testimonials

Just a quick one to thank you and the Ryedale Rumble team for an absolutely superb event yesterday – all the hard work is much appreciated.

This is my second year on the Rumble and I’ve been incredibly impressed by the quality of the organisation particularly the Event HQ and feed stations. Some of the other sportives I’ve done could learn a thing or two about running events from the Ryedale Rumble.

Please add my name to the chorus of compliments which I expect you will receive following yesterday’s event. In organisational terms it could not be bettered. Did you also arrange the favourable weather and considerate driving?

Rumble 1 was a tough course and comparable in difficulty to the Fred Whitton. Certainly few events [apart from FWC] can boast so many iconic climbs plus the many, not quite so iconic climbs, in between.

Many thanks to you and the many volunteers who helped make this an outstanding event.

Rest assured The Rumble is the best sportive there is. I’ve done a fair few & yours is the only one I’ll try not to miss. The helpers were excellent, the signage perfect & food was aplenty.

Just a quick note to say thanks to you and all your crew.

That was my third Rumble and it gets better as an event every year. I ve done most of the major UK sportives as well as the Marmotte and Etape du Tour and this is
as good as any and far better than most. It’s well organised and friendly and the scenery is stunning.

I have noticed however that every year you increase the gradient on Rosedale Chimney and I think its probably just about steep enough now so perhaps leave it at that?

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