Dales Divide

Date: Fri 15 Apr, 2022 - Sun 17 Apr, 2022

Venue: Arnside - Scarborough - Arnside

Distance: Two options. Full route: 600km. Shorter route: approx. 400km
Where: Yorkshire Dales
When: 15th-17th April (Entry opens January 2022)
Entry fee: Free

The most popular choices seem to be lightweight hardtails and gravel bikes with larger tyres. 

About: The brainchild of organiser Chris Ellison, he wanted to make a free, assessable race for all and give people a taste of longer bikepacking races, such as the tour divide. The route follows gravel tracks, bridleways and some quiet roads to cross from the west coast to east coast and back of England through the Yorkshire Dales and North York Moors national parks. It offers a shorter course for riders who are just starting to try bikepacking and is specifically set to encourage and help newcomers as well as a platform for racers at the pointy end of the 600km course.

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