The Great Yorkshire Bike Ride is one of the most popular and successful charity cycle rides in Yorkshire. Each year a sell-out entry of riders of all ages and abilities take on the challenge of the 70 mile route from Wetherby to Filey.
The event celebrated it’s 30th anniversary in 2013, and has currently raised nearly £2.5m for charity projects since the GYBR started in 1984 with 250 riders taking part.
The route takes in some of the greatest scenery that North Yorkshire has to offer with the climb over the Howardian Hills to the long journey through the Yorkshire Wolds to the climax of the ride, the arrival at Filey Country Park on the East Coast.
The 2014 ride took place on Saturday the 21st of June, a week later than the 'correct' date due to probelms with bookings for our start venue. There were 1,737 riders at the start and the weather was one of the best days we have ever had The ride includes 4 drink stops, and a lunch stop around the half way point. Riders are supported by a fleet of service vehicles, medical units, mobile paramedics, travelling marshals and back-up transport.
The event was sponsored in 2014 by a great group of Yorkshire companies, small & large including Premier Farnell, Brownridge Transport, Wilby Ltd Chevin Cycles, Cyclesense & Goosemoor Organics.
Charity proceeds for 2014 were split between a group of charities including Yorkshire Cancer Research, Candlelighters Trust, Heart Research UK, Hollybank Trust, Wetherby Lions, Ryedale Mencap & Physcap.