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The Yorkshire Beast: A Cycling Challenge for Alzheimer's Society

Event Details

Date: June 28th - July 1st, 2023

Location: Starting in Sutton-in-Craven half way between Skipton and Keighley

Distance: 450 miles

Elevation Gain: 29,000 feet (equivalent to scaling Mount Everest)

Duration: Group 1 in 4 days / Group 2 in 2 days

What is the Yorkshire Beast Challenge

The Yorkshire Beast

The Yorkshire Beast

About the Event

The Yorkshire Beast is an extreme cycling challenge organised by the Ultra6 World Record Race Team. This gruelling event will test the limits of cyclists as they embark on a 450-mile journey through the stunning Yorkshire Dales, ascending an incredible 29,000 feet over 2-4 days.

The challenge is more than just a cycling event; it's an opportunity to create meaningful change and support a worthy cause. All funds raised from the Yorkshire Beast will go towards the Alzheimer's Society, a charity dedicated to supporting individuals living with dementia and their loved ones.

The Ultra6 Team

The Ultra6 World Record Race Team consists of extreme cyclists, runners, and sporting enthusiasts passionate about pushing themselves to their limits to raise awareness and funds for invaluable causes.

Partnership with Enjoy Travel

Enjoy Travel has joined forces with the Ultra6 team to support the Yorkshire Beast challenge, with Enjoy Travel's CEO set to take on the full 4-day event as part of the team.

The partnership between EF-group, Enjoy Travel, Clarion Solicitors, and Europcar will be showcased through branding on the racing team's cycling kit and pre-launch shirts, highlighting their collective commitment to making a positive difference.

Fundraising Goal

EF-group and Enjoy Travel have collectively raised over £5,000 for the Alzheimer's Society charity, with the Ultra6 team securing a total of £15,000 in pledges to date. The generous funding contributions from Europcar, Clarion Solicitors, Pot Gang, and Wheelbase have greatly helped support the cause.

How to Get Involved

There are several ways to get involved in the Yorkshire Beast challenge:

Participate: Join the cycling challenge and push your limits while raising funds for a great cause. (please email [email protected])

Donate: If you can't participate in the event, consider making a donation to support the Alzheimer's Society. Visit the team's JustGiving page to contribute: https://www.justgiving.com/page/yorkshire-beast-1704968180810

Spread the Word: Help raise awareness about the Yorkshire Beast and the Alzheimer's Society by sharing the event on social media and encouraging others to get involved.

Day 1

Day 1: Sutton-in-Craven to The Morrit Hotel (122.78 miles, 13,144 ft elevation gain)

The Yorkshire Beast cycling challenge kicks off with a grueling first day, as participants embark on a 122.78-mile journey from Sutton-in-Craven to The Morrit Hotel. This leg of the race will test the cyclists' endurance and climbing abilities, as they ascend a staggering 13,144 feet throughout the day.

The route will take riders through the heart of the Yorkshire Dales, offering breathtaking views of the region's rolling hills and picturesque villages. Cyclists will need to pace themselves carefully, as the constant climbing and descending can be physically and mentally demanding.

As they reach The Morrit Hotel, the cyclists will have the opportunity to rest, refuel, and prepare for the challenges that lie ahead on Day 2.


Day 2

Day 2: The Morrit Hotel to Hornsea (134.91 miles, 6,344 ft elevation gain)

The second day of the Yorkshire Beast promises to be equally grueling, with cyclists covering a distance of 134.91 miles and climbing an elevation of 6,344 feet. This leg of the journey will take riders through the scenic Yorkshire Wolds, offering a change of scenery from the previous day's Dales.

While the elevation gain may be slightly less than the first day, the sheer distance and the potential for changing weather conditions will continue to test the cyclists' physical and mental fortitude. Maintaining a steady pace and managing their energy levels will be crucial for the participants as they push towards the halfway point of the challenge.

Upon reaching Hornsea, the cyclists will have the opportunity to rest, refuel, and prepare for the final two days of the Yorkshire Beast.


Day 3

Day 3: Hornsea to Hex Wildlife Hotel (102.55 miles, 1,252 ft elevation gain)

The third day of the Yorkshire Beast offers a relative respite from the previous two days, with a shorter distance of 102.55 miles and a more manageable elevation gain of 1,252 feet. This leg of the journey will take riders along the Yorkshire coast, providing stunning views of the North Sea and the region's picturesque seaside towns.

While the elevation gain may be less demanding, the cyclists will still need to maintain their focus and discipline to ensure they reach the Hex Wildlife Hotel in good condition. This day's route will allow the participants to recover some of their energy and prepare for the final push on Day 4.


Day 4

Day 4: Hex Wildlife Hotel to Sutton-in-Craven (93.81 miles, 8,105 ft elevation gain)

Covering a distance of 93.81 miles and ascending 8,105 feet, this ultimate leg of the journey will challenge the cyclist’s endurance and climbing skills once more as they navigate the familiar terrain of the Yorkshire Dales.

As the cyclists approach the finish line in Sutton-in-Craven, they will be greeted with a sense of accomplishment and pride, having conquered the grueling 450-mile challenge and ascended the equivalent of Mount Everest. The camaraderie and support of the Ultra6 team and the wider cycling community will be a driving force, pushing the participants to the finish line.

Join the Yorkshire Beast Community

Join the community of change-makers and be a part of the Yorkshire Beast challenge. Together, we can make a difference in the lives of those affected by dementia and contribute to the progress of Alzheimer's research.

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