Date4th June 2023
Le Petit Depart showcases the very best cycling the Yorkshire Dales has to offer, following some of the most challenging cycle routes, all in support of Sue Ryder's expert care.
A fabulous cycle event, which takes place on Sunday 4th June 2023, Le Petit Depart showcases the very best cycling the Yorkshire Dales has to offer and follows much of the 2014 Tour de France route, much of the Tour de Yorkshire routes and part of the 2019 World Championship road race route.
On the day
The event starts and finishes at the Craven Cattle Marts.
Gate opens up at 7am to park and sign on, with the 80milers starting from 8am and then the 38mile riders starting at 9am.
This route follows a significant part of the Tour de France stage one and 2019 UCI World Championships route, taking you over three climbs and along four dales.
From the head of Wharfedale the route goes over Kidstones, the first official climb of the 2014 Tour de France, continues along the Wensleydale to Reeth, before returning to Skipton via the impressive Ribblehead viaduct, the quaint market town of Settle and the lovely Malhamdale. The route returns to Skipton via scenic villages and fast run back into Skipton.
38 mile scenic route
The 38 mile Scenic route follows the Grand Depart route up and back down the magnificent Upper Wharfedale valley, stretching right up into the heart of the Yorkshire Dales. The return ride takes you back past the stunning Bolton Abbey.
Supporting our expert care
Sue Ryder takes half of all proceeds raised from this event and these will help us continue to provide our expert end-of-life care and support to people with life-limiting conditions and their families.
We have a specialist inpatient unit and also provide day services for patients, along with complementary therapies, palliative rehabilitation and bereavement support for their loved ones.