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?