Medals up for grabs in Clifton CC’s 2015 Road & MTB Challenge Series

Post date: Mar 08, 2015 3:17:52 PM

Clifton CC is excited to announce that the 2015 Challenge Series for both the road and mountain biking categories were recently unveiled. Glittering prizes in the form of gold, silver and bronze medals are on offer to Club members for participation in the Series.


Road Challenge Series

Details of the 2015 Road Challenge Series can be found here:


In the road Challenge Series, medals are available for participation in events which offer some fantastic social days out in great company. The highlights are plentiful. Thixendale Spirograph, which takes in all the climbs out of Thixendale, has been moved slightly earlier into March this year – maybe to avoid those April showers! Steen’s popular Illegitimate Banks ride is back again for the third year in a row – lunch at the gliding club on Sutton Bank is a treat! We enjoyed a great day out on a stage of the Tour de France route last year and this year’s follow up edition takes in the best bits of a stage of the Tour de Yorkshire in late April, a week ahead of the Pro’s.  Wiggy warriors have the usual fare to feast on in late April & early May, and one of the best organised Sportive’s on the calendar, the Pocklington Pedal which takes in the Yorkshire Wolds, is also back in May. The memorable Circuit of the Moors ride was held for the first time in 2014 and was one of the best rides of the year – don’t miss the 2015 edition in May!  Regular series riders will recognise the challenge presented by tackling the sand dunes on a road bike at the far Siberian outer reaches of the Humber Estuary at Spurn Head and this excellent ride is back again in June. Events being held for the first time in 2015 are a pasta run to the best café in Yorkshire in July as well as a weekend away on the High Road.


There are many other rides available to qualify for Challenge Series points on the road, all of which represent a grand day out in their own right. At the same time, while these events are designed to provide participants with a lot of fun and the leaders of the rides will always make sure you enjoy your day out, the distances aren’t exactly a stroll in the park and you should make sure you turn up with legs hardened and mind-set steeled, not to mention stomachs prepared for some fantastic café stops!  If you haven’t tried these Challenge rides before, definitely give them a go, they provide some of the best memories you’ll hold dear for the rest of your time on a bike!  


MTB Challenge Series


Details of the MTB Challenge Series for this year can be found here:


The MTB Challenge Series is designed to encourage broad participation in mountain biking events throughout the season. This year we have relaxed the restrictions around various types of events so that anyone who participates in a Challenge Series event of any type or competes in an MTB event while representing Clifton CC will qualify for Challenge Series points.


Some of the most memorable rides for Clifton CC mountain bikers have been experienced on pre-arranged Sunday Club rides or weekends away so, for the first time, we are offering 3 Challenge Series points to anyone willing to plan and lead one of these rides.  Points are also available for participation in these MTB social rides. 


There are many ways to score points for the Challenge Series Medal and we hope members will be encouraged to join in the fun! Also, if you participate on behalf of Clifton CC in an unlisted MTB event, you should mention it at the time of submission of your form at the end of the year and the Committee will consider an appropriate allocation of points. The Club hopes that more members will give these Challenge Series events a try this year. Good luck!