Entries open for Top of the Rock 2023
Taking place in the North York Moors, Top of the Rock is back for 2023. With a choice of three distances, riders will start at 1,000ft above sea level making for a demanding but relaxed riding adventure.
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Top of the Rock is a sportive event that welcomes all kinds of gravel and mountain bikes, and even hybrids. But the organisers say that this event is best tackled aboard a gravel or cyclo-cross bike.
The event takes riders through the North Yorkshire moor's rock-strewn gullies, forest tracks, and open moorland trails, creating a course that's both smooth and flowing, as well as technical and demanding.
Top of the Rock consists of three loops ranging in distance with the shortest being 25km and the longest, 75km. As such, the event is ideal for riders of all fitness and skill levels. And around loops, there are two feed stations and there will be technical support for those who need it.
Riders start at the top of Sutton Bank at 1000ft up. The event takes place on Sunday 23 April. Entry fees start at £39 for the shortest course and go up to £49 for the long route. That fee includes a map and GPX file of the route, a timing card and a 10% discount on clothing and accessories (and a beer) at Sutton Bank Bikes.
Entries close on Thursday 6t April but entries will be available on the day with an extra fee of £5. The event is open to team entries too with a team of two getting a discount of £1 per person and a team of four receiving a £2 discount per person.