A mass-participation ride has been launched to coincide with the Tour of Britain. Called the Yorkshire Tour Ride, it's a three-route ride open to all cyclists and will be run on August 28. Entrants will receive transponder timing, mechanical and nutritional back-up, full signposting and the backing of British Cycling.
The three routes are as follows:
Holme Moss Humdinger - 140km (87 miles)
Through northern Britain's cycling heartlands, with classic climbs of Holme Moss and Snake Pass along the way.
Snake Pass Pedal - 80km (50 miles)
Miss the monster climb of Holme Moss, but tackle the Snake Pass and enjoy the best scenery of the ride in the closing miles through Derbyshire.
Le Bradfield Bicyclette - 30km (18.5 miles)
Ideal for beginners and those at the early stages of building up their cycling fitness, this is an easy drift through the dales and valleys of the Bradfield area on the endge of the Pennines.
More information: www.bcrides.co.uk