Arla Tour de Yorkshire
Date: Thursday 21st to Friday 22nd April 2022
Location: Start 12pm, Arla House, 4 Savannah Way, Leeds Valley Park, Leeds LS10 1AB
Join us for our annual cycling challenge to raise funds for GroceryAid. This year we'll be taking on a two-day Tour de Yorkshire covering 180km across some of Yorkshire's best cycling roads, including full pro-level support by Struggle Events.
Stage 1: Leeds to Settle, 80km
Start 12pm From Arla | 80km Ride to Settle | Dinner & Overnight Stay in Settle
Join us for a pre-ride lunch at our Arla HQ in Leeds. We’ll then roll out for a warm up along the traffic-free canal path escaping Leeds.
We’ll drop down the Otley Chevin to join some of the best cycling routes in West Yorkshire en route to Bolton Abbey.
From here we’ll skirt past Skipton on quiet country roads. We’ll test the legs with a climb out of Airton before dropping into Settle for the finish of Stage 1 and then fuel up for another big day tomorrow.
Stage 2: Settle to Harrogate, 100km
Start 9:30pm From Settle | 100km Ride to Harrogate | Mid-ride Pub lunch in Burnsall | Cafe stop at Grantley Hall | Dinner & Overnight Stay in Harrogate
We’ll start the stage by visiting our Arla factory in Settle. Climbing out of Stainforth, we’ll take on the infamous Langcliffe Scar.
Take a breather and find time to absorb the stunning views surrounding as you descend into Halton Gill for a fast and flat ride all the way to Burnsall for lunch.
Climb out of Appletreewick via the sweeping ascent of Skyreholme before dropping down Greenhow Hill into Pateley.
A posh pitstop is awaiting us at Grantley Hall so we can fuel up on coffee and cakes for the last blast back to Harrogate.
- Pre-ride lunch at Arla HQ
- Stage 1 Dinner at Traddock House
- Bed and breakfast accommodation in Settle
- Stage 2 Pub lunch in Burnsall
- Stage 2 Posh cafe stop at Grantley Hall
- Post-ride dinner in Harrogate
- Bed and breakfast accommodation in Harrogate
- Pro support by Struggle Events
- Following car carrying water and snacks
- Roving mechanical support
- Expert local rider leaders
- Luggage transfer each day
- Bike transport from Harrogate back to Leeds
What to Expect?
We'll ride in different ability groups based on preferred average speed. The groups will be accompanied by experienced ride leaders. We'll regroup at the top of any hills and no one will be left behind.
A support car and mechanic will be following the riders throughout to provide all the support you need to complete the challenge.