2020 Ryedale Rumble cancelled

With sad hearts we’ve made the decision, following that by British Cycling, that we have cancelled the Ryedale Rumble this year.

We will be in touch with all the riders who have signed up so far and let you know of any developments concerning a new date.

Following the announcements last night we hope many of you continue to get out on your bikes and keep well, along with your families and friends.

Thank you so much for your support.

The Ryedale Rumble Team

Lizzie, Beki, Heather, Keren, Fi, Rick, Boyanna, Helen and Gareth

Karro Food Group to sponsor mugs and Ride HQ

Fantastic News!

Karro Food Group logo

We’re delighted to announce that the Malton-based Karro Food Group are sponsoring our 2020 event mugs which will be given to all our entrants on completion. Along with our renowned hospitality we know that riders are always thrilled with this gift as a testament to the huge effort involved in completing their route.

The Karro Food Group are also sponsoring our ride HQ at Ryedale School. Many thanks to them for their support – it means even more funds will go to Ryedale School and Cancer Research UK.

Coronavirus/COVID19 and 2020 flyers

As a British Cycling listed event we are monitoring their guidance with regards to Coronavirus/COVID19.

Cancelling or postponing events will always be a last resort, however British Cycling and organisers of the Ryedale Rumble will closely follow Government advice, to ensure we are following best practice with regards to public health, which remains our highest priority.

Currently we are planning for the Ryedale Rumble to take place as planned on June 28th and are accepting applications.

New flyers

The team are busy circulating our 2020 flyers to cycle shops, clubs and supporters so look out for them in our new colour. Our highly collectable mugs, given to all our riders, will be in this lovely yellow this year.

Ryedale Rumble flyers

If you would like some flyers do get in touch with the number you require.

A personal message from our Sportive Director

Dear Rumbler,

It seems very belated to be wishing you a Happy New Year as it is already February but as I haven’t done so yet I would like to wish you a Happy and Healthy 2020!

Lizzie hard at work creating the route foldersLast year you all helped us to raise £5,000 for Ryedale School which we were all delighted with. You may have already seen that this year we are not only raising money for school but also for Cancer Research UK. I no longer have children at Ryedale School and was wondering if I should continue in the role of Race Director for this year. Instead of leaving I came up with the idea of asking if we could also raise funds for a cause close to my own heart at the same time. During the planning of the Rumble last year I sadly found out that my rare form of appendix cancer had returned for the 3rd time and for a while I wasn’t sure if I would be able to continue helping organise the Rumble. I had a big operation in January 2019 which was thankfully a success and after a slow recovery I re-joined our amazing committee and was able to see another fabulous Rumble take place.

If it hadn’t been for research in to cancer it is possible that an operation might not even have existed for my diagnosis, yet despite it being a rare one I was lucky enough to have the chance for treatment. Latest statistics tells us that one in two of us will be diagnosed with cancer in our lifetime which is an incredibly sobering thought. On the positive side because of research the survival rate has doubled since the seventies. That is why as a committee we all felt that Cancer Research UK would be a great charity to support this year alongside Ryedale School.

We have decided that £5 from each race entry will go directly to Cancer Research UK but I would be delighted if any riders would like to raise even more money for this extremely worthwhile cause by getting sponsored to ride the Rumble. We will also have donation boxes out on the day should you wish to contribute a bit more. Cancer Research UK use 82 pence from every £1 donated to help beat cancer, the other 18 pence goes towards raising vital funds for the future.

The routes will stay the same as last year as the new bit on the Inspire ride seemed to work better. We will have our now infamous well stocked feed stations (or tearooms as some people like to call them!) along all routes and of course you will be offered the post ride meal back at HQ.

I do hope you will join us for The Ryedale Rumble 2020, it is a brilliant day and despite the gruelling hill climbs everyone who rides it finishes it with the greatest sense of achievement.

Good luck with your training.

Sportive Director

A perfect gift for a cyclist

Christmas is looming, and with that comes the stress of finding the right gifts for family and friends.

But what to buy a cyclist that already has loads of stuff?

How about an experience, something to help motivate them for next year. How about entry to a cycling event?!

How about the Ryedale Rumble?

Entry to the Ryedale Rumble 2020

You can book your gift entry via British Cycling.

Our three routes are 167.9km, 114.8km and 67.0km. The long route (Extreme) takes in the now traditional monument climbs of Boltby, Blakey and Rosedale Chimney Banks. The medium route (Challenge) takes in both Boltby and Blakey Bank and the short route (Inspire) will stay the same as this year with less time on the A170 and includes Boltby Bank. All routes start and finish at Ryedale School and of course we will have our now ledgendary feed stations stocked with savouries, homemade cakes, fruits and gels along the routes. Entry fees are £25 – £35.

Here’s our film of the 2019 Ryedale Rumble:

Now wouldn’t that be the perfect Christmas present for the rider in your life?

2020 sees new charity partner join us for the Rumble

Next year the Ryedale Rumble will support two great charities.

Not only will we be raising money for Friends of 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.

Cancer Research UK

Friends of Ryedale School are delighted to be bringing the Ryedale Rumble back to the sportive calendar for the 3rd year running. It will take place on Sunday, 28th June 2020.