The ‘Tour’ roams across the whole of the county but this event stays firmly in the Wolds. The area provides rolling hills, stunning scenery and picture postcard villages. The event starts and finishes in Driffield but a choice of loops are available to suit different levels of rider including a few ‘hill challenges’ for the more advanced.
Three official routes are on offer. The shortest, The Langtoft Loop, of 23miles (37km) is ideal for sportive first-timers or those who are relatively new to cycling. The Classic of 64miles (100km) is more of a test with stiff climbs and technical descents in the highest hills the Wolds has to offer. The ultimate ‘Challenge’ of 86miles [134km] is for those who want to push themselves to their limits, with over 1,200 metres of climbs and at least five hours in the saddle.
‘Early Bird’ prices are £25 for the Classic and Challenge and £20 for the Loop until 31st Jan. For that you get pre-event repair service, post-event massages, tea and biscuits to start and a hot meal on your return. Route map, mobile support and ‘goodie bag’ are also provided. Registration and start is from 8:30 to 9:30 on the day at the Driffield Showground.