This event is being delivered in partnership between Craven District Council and Skipton Cycle Club. We are using all the British Cycling standards and entry system to manage the event.

Official 2015 Event Sponsors

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JACS Trade and DIY is a local business in Skipton and have kindly sponsored the event including the rider numbers, start and finish area and banner and several event supplies. They are also offering monthly vouchers worth £50 for all those that enter the event that month from the BD postcode.

For over 30 years, cottages4you has been providing fantastic, self-catering holiday cottages in the UK, France, Ireland and Italy. With over 14,000 holiday cottages overall, they are one of the worlds market leaders.   Whether you’re looking for a fisherman’s cottage in Cornwall, a rustic French gite or a terracotta-tiled villa in Tuscany, we have the perfect holiday cottage for you.  They are using Le Petit Depart event to help promote “Yorkshire Cottages” brand

Official Event partners:

TORQ Fitness are the Official event nutritional supplyer. We like TORQ products so much we asked them to be our partner: and we’re very happy to have them on board. They will be on had during the day to give advice and information about their great range of products. Two of our feedstations will be stocked with a range of their products, plus a secret refuel location somewhere along the Sportive route where we’ll be handing out TORQ gels for those in need.

We are really proud to announce that will be our sole event photographer. is operated by Rick Robson who has worked as a freelance photographer and writer for several UK cycling magazines for the last five years. He also photographs riders at Sportive events throughout the north of England and Scotland.

Rick’s magazine-quality sportive photos start from £5.95 for an email or £6.95 for prints from a professional photo lab. Rick’s also a local lad living in Embsay and regularly riding in the Yorkshire Dales, so he knows the best spots to get some great event photographs

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Spirit Cycling is a local cycle clothing designer and producer of high quality garments.  They have partnered the event since 2014 to provide a unique event cycle jersey.  Last years jersey paid homage to the Tour de France and Skipton CC colours.  This year we have a very exciting new event jersey for you.  £5 from each sales is donated back to support Skipton Cycling Club – Junior Riders.


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