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  • EVENT INFORMATION

  • Thank you for registering to take part in the Maserati Tour de Yorkshire Ride, a unique opportunity for sportive riders in the UK to experience the Tour de France legacy, on many of the roads used in last years Yorkshire Grand Dpart. The ride will start and finish at Roundhay Park, Leeds on Sunday, May 3 and will precede the third and final stage of the Tour de Yorkshire Pro race later that day. Maserati Cycling is a new programme designed to celebrate the marques affinity with the sport and to offer a series of unique experiences for Britains road cyclists. The rapid growth of road cycling in the UK has been particularly evident amongst Maserati customers and employees, whose passion for performance, sporting excellence and design provides a natural conduit to the sport. Through Maserati Cycling, the company will aim to embrace this passion and is committed to supporting its continued growth.

    Maserati Cycling ambassador, David Millar, will be taking part in the Ride and has provided some expert insight into the particular challenges presented by the routes climbs. The Scot, one of only two Britons to have worn the leaders jersey at all three Grands Tours, is a lifelong Maserati fan and lists the Maserati Ghibli II 2.8 GT as his dream car. In line with its ambition of enhancing the experience of the British cycling community, Maserati has recruited Michelin-starred chef, Alan Murchison, an age group duathlon world champion, to apply his skills at one of the ride feed stations. The exact menu remain under wraps, but Murchison is excited by the challenge of feeding the hungry riders with some Yorkshire themed recipes with an Italian twist. Good Luck!

    MASERATI TOUR DE YORKSHIRE RIDE

  • Your individual start time will be released the Tuesday before the event, all start times will be listed on the Human Race website.

    DISTANCESLONG ROUTE: 142km | MEDIUM ROUTE: 109km | SHORT ROUTE: 55km

    START TIMES (event briefing occurs before each wave start)

    Please arrive at least 60 minutes before your published start time in order to take your place on the start line. The start venue provides refreshments, toilets, mechanical support and information.

    SUNDAY 3RD MAY

    DISTANCES TIME

    Long Route (142km) 06:30 08:38

    Medium Route (109km) 08:43 - 09:59

    Short Route / Cycletta (55km) 10:03 - 10:52

  • BY ROADThe Maserati Tour de Yorkshire RIDE will be based atRoundhay Park, North Leeds.

    On Event Day, Sunday 3rd May, free-of-charge participant parking will be available at Fearnville Leisure Centre. For those using a Sat Nav, please use the postcode: LS8 3LF (Oakwood Lane, Fearnville, Leeds)

    From here, it is a short 10 minute cycle into the grounds of Roundhay and towards the event village. This will be signed. Please use this location for dropping off and picking up riders. THERE IS NO SPORTIVE EVENT PARKING AVAILABLE AT ROUNDHAY

    BY TRAINRoundhay Park is located close to the main line railway station in Leeds. It is approximately a 15 minute taxi journey from the station.

    GETTING THERE

  • BIKE: Please make sure it is in good condition! There will be mechanics at the start venue out on the route, but we would advise making sure your bike is in tip top condition prior to arriving at the event.

    HELMET: Helmets are compulsory and MUST be worn on the day.

    DRINKS BOTTLES & REFRESHMENTS: You will be able to replenish at the Feed Stations but ensure you start out with the right sustenance with you full drinks bottles / snacks etc).

    BIKE REPAIR KIT: Your bike repair kit - spare inner tubes, pump, puncture repair kit including tyre levers, multi-tool, chain tool, spare chain link etc. There will be mechanical support at the venue and on course, but bringing your own provisions will get you back on your bike much quicker.

    CLOTHING: Conditions can vary greatly across the distance of the route, please ensure you bring wet weather gear, sun screen, mobile phone, money and some form of identification.

    EVERYTHING IN YOUR EVENT PACK (for details see next page)

    WHAT YOU NEED TO BRING

  • RIDER PACK COLLECTION will work in one of two ways depending on whether you have chosen to pay for your pack to be posted out to you or not. If you are not sure whether you have paid for your pack postage or not, please check the list available on the Tour de Yorkshire Ride website.

    MAIL OUT if you have paid for your pack to be mailed to you, it will be sent to your home address one week before the event. Once you have received your pack, you do not need to register on Saturday 2nd May or on arrival at the venue on event day.

    COLLECTION if you have not paid for your pack to be mailed, it will be available for collection on Saturday 2nd May between 10am and 4pm, at Fearnville Leisure Centre (see slide 4 for address). Please bring some form of photo ID (driving licence or passport) with you.

    OVERSEAS ENTRANTS will need to collect their pack on Saturday 2nd May as detailed above.

    If, for whatever reason, you have not received your event pack by event weekend, simply come and see us at the event information desk on event day (with some ID) and we will be able to issue you a replacement pack.

    EVENT PACKS

  • Within your pack, you will find your event number, helmet/bike stickers, coloured card and timing chip, all of which you will need to bring with you to the event.

    1. LARGE EVENT NUMBER This must be attached to your outside garment on your back with safety pins (we do not supply the safety pins). This must be visible at all times (on your back) during the ride and is your passport to the Feed Stations and sweep vehicle if required.

    2. COLOURED CARD This is for us to identify who is riding which distance, so the colour card you receive will match your chosen distance. Please attach this to the front of your bike with the cable ties provided two cable ties around the top and one around the bottom to go round your bike stem or wires.

    3. HELMET AND BIKE STICKERS These stickers, printed with your event number, should be affixed as follows: One small one to the FRONT of your helmet (so we can identify you from the front) One small one on the bottom of your coloured card The long one around your seat post pointing backwards (so we can identify you from the side)

    4. TIMING CHIP This is a very important bit of equipment. If it is not attached correctly it may result in a fault. It should be attached to the LEFT hand side of your helmet as per the instructions provided in the pack.

    EVENT PACKS

  • Click on the map below to access the route maps online:

    Please be advised that different software produces different results for distance and elevation. We are aware that some software has markedly different figures to others.

    THE ROUTE

    http://letour.yorkshire.com/tour-de-yorkshire/sportive

  • SIGNAGEFrom start to finish there will be signage marking the route. Signs will also indicate when you are approaching a Feed Station, route split or timed section.

    Please ensure that you look out for Route Split signs to make sure you are following the correct arrows for your chosen route.

    LONG ROUTE 142KM RED MEDIUM ROUTE 109KM GREEN SHORT / CYCLETTA ROUTE 55KM BLUE

    Additionally, there will be Caution, Junction Approaching, Slow, Cattle Grid Approaching and other warning signage along the route. Please observe this, it is there for your safety and to warn you of what is approaching on the Highway.

    Please also at all times observe all Highways signage relating to descents, bends, general road regualtions, cattle grids and other hazards.

    ROUTE SIGNAGE

  • ROAD AWARENESS:The roads are open and you must obey all Highway Code Rules at all times.You are requested to ride in single file where appropriate and no more than 2 abreast at any time.

    Please be aware of your fellow cyclists and other traffic users, giving way where required, and obey all road regulations.

    Please always indicate and signal your intention to stop or change direction.

    Please do not pass through any red traffic lights, but wait as directed.

    We reserve the right to terminate your participation if you fail to comply with any of the above or are seen to be riding dangerously.

    STEWARDS:There will be marshals (wearing fluorescent vests) located on the route both in vehicles / on motorbikes and at stationary posts. All volunteers and staff involved in the event will be clearly identifiable. The marshals do not have the authority to direct traffic; they are there for your safety and other road users. Please listen and obey their instructions.

    KEY ROUTE INFORMATION

  • There will be a number of Feed Stations along the route at various locations for each distance:

    Feed stations will provide a variety of sweet and savoury items as well as some high performance energy products from Zipvit if you train with a certain product, we advise bringing it with you.

    Please be respectful of our Feed Station venues: do not drop any litter & please use the bins provided.

    Toilets are available at all stops, please use these rather than the hedge & please be respectful of all property along the route!

    Mechanics will also be available to help you with any bike issues at each Feed Station.

    FEED STATIONS

    FEED STATIONS LONG ROUTE 142KMMEDIUM ROUTE

    109KMSHORT / CYCLETTA

    ROUTE 55KM

    1. The Mill, Cullingworth

    42km 42km

    2. Oxenhope Moor, Oxenhope

    75km

    3. Feed powered by Maserati, Ilkley Road

    100km 70km

    4. Chevin Cycles, Otley 30km

  • 142KM ROUTE CUT OFFSCut off 1 (Cullingworth) - 42km into route: Slowest riders need to a