2017 Ride Details
Not Quite the Hell of the North the Scotton is a 100K challenge ride with a difference. Approximately one third of the route is on non tarmac bridleways, farm roads and `whites` all able to be ridden on both road and mountain bikes. A good level of fitness is required. The start and finish is at Staveley village hall, a few miles north of Knaresborough.
After 16 extremely successful years, Dave I'Anson is handing the organisational reins over to York Cycleworks and they will be running the event in 2017. Details can be found Here.
The 16th. Scotton 100 event was held on Sunday the 10th. of April, 2016 and looking at the tired, muddy faces at the finish, I think we can say that this gentle ride in the countryside was a bit of a challenge. As you all know this is not a charity event, as such, but with Cycleworks providing the goodies, your donations on the day and all the helpers giving their time we will be sending £1732.85 to the Yorkshire Air Ambulance.
A big thankyou to the helpers, without these people the event would not happen...
Food- Dorothy and Helen
Timing and recovery- Trevor, Bernard and Dave
Water Point- John
Cleaning up the mud in the hall!! All of us.
Thanks to riders and helpers for making it almost a stress free day.
What is the Scotton 100? – First it’s not a race. It’s definitely a challenge and the idea is to get round in your own time but preferably before all your friends!
The route – Roughly circular you are never more than 10 mls from the finish.
What’s the off road like? – Depends on the weather but there is no deep mud, it can all be ridden on normal tyres but the sandy section can difficult if it’s very dry!
Which bike? – Well that’s the point, it’s a compromise, the lighter the wheels and tyres the more care needed on the rough but you have the advantage on the road.
How do I find the way? – Follow someone else at your own peril. You get a detailed route description, a map and the entrances to the off road sections are arrowed.
At the finish – village hall, changing, toilets (sorry no showers) and sit down food.
Important Notice - from the organiser there are two sections of the course that use private roads permission has only been given for use on the day of the event. Please do not practise or use these part of the route at any other time, you may put the future of the event at risk.
BISHOP THORNTON TO CUNDALL, Skelton through to the Dishforth – Ripon road is private
CUNDALL TO ALDWARK, From Myton take first left into lane (private road) (start of Haddocks section)
Pictures from past events:
Photos of Clifton CC members in the 2014 event can be found here:
Photos are courtesy of Trevor Schofield
And some further photos here: