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UK's Hardest Hundred: Yorkshire Moors Epic

York, North Yorkshire

Duncombe Park, York, YO62 5, United Kingdom

Sun 17th July 2022

Starting at 08:00

2 races


Organiser's Description


Take on the 100 mile or 100km route in the beautiful Yorkshire Moors. This is one of the toughest routes in the country with five top 100 climbs and a lot of sections over 10% gradient. Stunning scenery throughout in this must ride area in North Yorkshire.

LONG ROUTE: 162KM, 3389M


Key Climbs:
Blakey Bank -1,8km, 11,4% average gradient
Caper Hill – 1.3km, 14.1%
Rosedale Chimney – 1.3km, 13.6%
White Horse Bank – 1.7km, 10.3%
Boltby Bank – 1.2km, 13%


  • Yorkshire Moors Epic


    Long Route

  • Yorkshire Moors Epic


    Medium Route



  • Yorkshire Moors Epic


    Long Route

  • Yorkshire Moors Epic


    Medium Route


What's Included

Get to the finish and collect your well earned UK's Hardest Hundred Medal

We have feed stops approx every 30 to 40kms with fruit, cakes, water, hydration tabs & sports bars / gels.

Focus just the stunning views & thrilling ride. The route is marked out all the way & you can check your time for the route at the end.

After an epic ride, grab a coffee, cake & more from the food trucks at the end. Free parking for the day & toilets & also included in your entry.

  • Start & finish at the beautiful Duncombe Park: A massive ride deserves a suitable ride village and there aren’t many better than Duncombe Park – a 300 year old grand house & estate in a stunning setting.
  • Five Top 100 Climbs: Tick off the bucket list climbs as you get over some of the toughest ascents in England. The hardest in our opinion is Caper Hill – 1.3km at 14%
  • Stunning riding on the Moors: The Yorkshire Moors is one of the wildest parts of the country and we cross heather moorland with views like nowhere else. A richly rewarding place to ride when you’re not chewing your stem.

Course Details

Long Route: 162km, 3389m

Starting in glorious Duncombe Park, this 162km route is up and down all day apart from a recovery section at 85km that lasts nearly 30km.

The climbing starts almost immediately with some short, sharp climbs before hitting the first of 5 top 100 climbs at 39km. Blakey Bank is the longest climb of the day at 1.8km but like all the big ascents, the gradient is STEEP.

At 70km we hit a local classic and the toughest climb of the day. Caper Hill is just 1.3km but with an average of over 14%, it will feel much longer. Straight after this comes the famous Rosedale Chimney before the flatter 30km of the day.

The last part of the route is another challenging section starting with White Horse Bank (another climb averaging over 10%) before Boltby Bank and a descent home for a very hard earned medal.

Medium Route: 98km, 1898m

A stunning 100km loop in the Moors with plenty of climbing & glorious views throughout. We start in the glorious Duncombe Park and climb for most of the first 15km before an easier middle part of the route on quiet Yorkshire back lanes & wild moorland.

The toughest climbs come near the end with two top 100 ascents to get over. At 66km we hit White Horse Bank (1.7km at 10%) and then at 81km we take on the toughest climb of the day – Boltby Bank, averaging over 13%. From here it’s downhill all the way home apart from one last lump.

A challenging ride but one that most regular riders will be able to get round in one piece.


  • Is the route marked?

    Yes, the route is fully marked. We also suggest bringing a bike GPS to follow as well, we will send you a GPX file with the route one week before the ride.

  • How do I find out my start time?

    Riders start in groups of maximum 6 at a time. We will send you an email after you have booked to choose your start time between 8am and 10am, if you are riding with a friend you can choose to start with them.

  • Where is the Start / Finish?

    The ride starts and finishes in the beautiful Duncombe Park. There is free parking onsite as well as a toilets & refreshments.

  • What happens if I have a mechanical / accident?

    It is important you prepare properly ensuring your bike is in good condition & physically ready for the challenge. If you have an accident or mechanical, we have support at the feeds and sweep van at the back.

  • What shall I pack with me for the ride?

    You need to have two water bottle, basic kit to repair punctures, inner tubes & riding with a helmet is compulsory. Our feed stops have water, cake, fruit & bars.

  • Do I get a medal at the finish?

    Yes, when you finish the ride you will go through the finish line and get your hard earned UK’s Hardest Hundred medal.

on the day

Start Time: From 7.30am

Finish Time: Ride Village closes at 6pm

Start / Finish Location: Duncombe Park


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1 review


·4 months ago

Well where to start here, what an absolutely awesome event! Really well organised from start to finish. Nothing was too much trouble for the organisers & staff alike & communication was excellent. There were 6 of us riding and we all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves - even if it was one of the hottest days of the year! Myself and friends did the 100k route and the views did not disappoint, the roads had very little traffic, the hills - although tough at times - had the most breath taking views from the top of them. The flatter sections & downhills (of course) were a welcome respite from the climbing and gave us chance to recuperate & hydrate. The planned route/loop could not have been better and was very well sign posted, even though we did have the gpx file downloaded to a Garmin device for back up! There was no rush to finish or cut off time, so we could ride leisurely and take in the beautiful scenery around us. We even managed a cheeky cafe stop - although you wouldn't have needed one as there were plenty of feed stations. Now this is where they came into their own here OMG 'the feed stations', absolutely amazeballs!!! Who would have thought of waffles & biscotti sauce - game changer & by far the best thing I have encountered at any previous feed stations, whoever did think of that one deserves their own medal! Everything was fresh, hot/cold drinks, fresh sandwiches, cakes, buns, soreen, gels, water....the list goes on. On arrival back at the finish line the staff were waiting for us with a nice cold (alcohol free) beer and our medals - along with plenty more fresh sandwiches, fruit, crisps & plenty of goodies to go round. This was my first sportive with this company but it certainly wont be my last! Kudos to all the team!


York, North Yorkshire


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