2016 Event will be held on Sunday 10th April 2016 10.00am
Under British Cycling Cyclo-Sportive Regulations
Entries will be available in the New Year and open on the 1st January 2016
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.
Entry is £19.00 including certificate, mug & food at the finish.
Proceeds to Yorkshire Air Ambulance.
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)
2015 Results and pictures from past events:
Photos are courtesy of Trevor Schofield
These events don’t happen on their own, so these are the people who put
their time in to make it happen:
Allen – arrowing
Jim – gates
Trevor and Mark – timing
John – water point
Bernard – the man who mopped all the mud up!!
And the main job of all, food - Dorothy and Jenny.
Well it is called a challenge and so it was, the weather made sure of that.
Well done to everybody who made the start.
As you know, this is not a charity event as such but with sponsorship from
York Cycleworks, donations on the day and the helpers doing everything
for free we are able to send £1750.46 to Yorkshire Air Ambulance.
Dare I say – See you again next year.
Riders times can be found below and some pictures on