Dates: 22/23 August
Location: North Yorkshire Moors
… how much distance can you cover in a certain timeframe?
August 22nd – 23rd The Distance is a hobo event, moving to different areas of the UK every year – this year it will be in the North Yorkshire Moors!
The rough concept: you’ll get up to 20 different GPS tracks, of which a few are red herrings – so nobody can’t prepare in advance and have a benefit in any way. Depending on your cycling-speed there are up to 3 route options at every checkpoint and your arrival time will determine which route options are open to you. Simply the faster you go the further you ultimately ride, and the more you might see from the area you travelled to.
That way some will ride 80+ miles, some won’t reach 50 miles. But no pressure (at all), choose your preferred style of riding for a maximum of fun! The Distance is all about the pleasure of riding, each to their own. Every rider will arrive at the overnight camp in time for hot food, a comfortable camp, local gin and a beer. Besides experiencing a possibly unknown area, there will be loads of likeminded people to spend a nice day and evening with.
The evening is an opportunity to hang out with host sponsors, Bombtrack Bicycle Co and talk to the team and their ambassadors. Supprting brands Teravail, Ortlieb, Rawvelo and Squirt Cycling Products will also be on hand to show you their wares. The highlight of the evening (other than the bar), will be a night of adventure films presented by Bombtrack.
Please note: the event is strictly limited to 200.
All pictures Courtesy of Stephen Smith