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Sunday 7 July 2019
7.45am – 5pm
The Leeds 100 is one of 4 challenge events hosted across the country in 2019 designed for riders who are looking to challenge themselves on a longer route distance than the regular RIDE IT events.
The event has a choice of fully way-marked routes, well stocked feed stations sponsored by High 5 Sports Nutrition, mechanical and sweeper van support if things go wrong, electronic chip timing to record your ride, along with a unique event specific finishers medal, goody bag and post ride food waiting for you at the end.
Leeds has frequently been a stop on the RIDE IT calendar, but for 2019, we move to a new summer date with all new route options that will give riders the chance to bag a century ride whilst sampling a couple of the roads that will feature when Yorkshire hosts the UCI World Championship later in the year.
As you might expect, the area offers some challenging cycling terrain with the full route featuring two climbs that appear in the UK’s 100 Greatest Cycling Climbs. You’ll first encounter the famous Norwood Edge, boasting gradients of up to 16%. This will hopefully warm you up for Greenhow Hill which reaches a maximum gradient of 18%. A tough climb but the views at the peak are worth it!
As well as the 100 mile and 100km route options, there is also a shorter route option that still includes some hills, but is well suited to those looking to spend less time in the saddle, but still get a taste for the riding this area has to offer.
Please click here for the route guide.
Please follow the event signage which will bring you into a suitable car park close to the event area.