2015 Event will be held on Sunday 12th April 2015 10.00am
Under British Cycling Cyclo-Sportive Regulations
Entries will be through British Cycling and will open in January 2015 (date to be confirmed)
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)
2014 Results and pictures:
Photos are courtesy of Trevor Schofield
In no particular order these are the people that make the event happen.
Allan – route signs
Richard – broom wagon
Mark & Trevor – timing
Dorothy Jenny & Barbara– food
Paul & Bernard – they took over from me on the day
John & Angie – water point
So hello everybody and well done to all who took up the challenge.
Once again we have decided to donate the proceeds of the event to the Yorkshire Air Ambulance and will be sending them £1630.78
Riders times can be found below and some pictures on