The Mild Inconvenience of the North 2016
9:00 AM09:00

The Mild Inconvenience of the North 2016

Classics season is well underway and it's time for the 2016 edition of the Mild Inconvenience of the North.


Leaving from the shelter at 9am, this year's route takes the same mix of roads and tracks as last year: leaving York and heading South as far as Riccal before swinging East to Thorganby, Wheldrake, Elvington and across to Nunburnholm. There's a feed zone in Millington (Rambler's Rest) before heading North to Givendale, Bishop Wilton, Skirpenbeck, Bugthorpe and Leppington, then it's back into York via Scrayingham and Sand Hutton.

The route can be downloaded on Garmin Connect here.

MIotN is a 120km route taking in a combination of road and gravel and dirt tracks. It's one for the road bikes though (or at the very least, road tyres) as you won't want the extra rolling resistance of knobblies on the fast road sections. This is a classics inspired ride and was one of last year's club-run highlights.

On return to York, there will be a few places showing the cycling and serving beer and food. Bicis y Mas and Your Bike Shed are probably the best bets.

If there are any questions, comments or suggestions, leave a comment here or on Twitter or Facebook pages.

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7:30 PM19:30

Club Meeting, Sunday 20th March

There will be a club meeting at Brigantes, Micklegate at 7pm on the 20th March. Please attend if you can.

Agenda for the meeting is as follows:

  • Subscriptions
  • Chaingang
  • Weekend Rides
  • New Members
  • Election of Treasurer and Secretary
  • In the past there were a few cups for significant results so worth considering putting down some markers to aim for this year with prizes at the end
  • AOB

If there's anything you'd like to add to the agenda, please contact Dom by email, or message the club on Twitter or Facebook and I'll pass it on to Dom.

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7:00 PM19:00

Club Meeting, Sunday 1st November

The club kit has been shipped from the supplier and should (all being well) arrive this week. 

There'll be a meeting this Sunday, 1st November to distribute the orders and also to discuss the Reliability Ride, which at this point looks to have been very successful.

Full agenda for the meeting is as follows: 

  • Reliability Ride

  • CTT Membership

  • BC Membership

  • YCF Membership

  • Club Membership

  • AOB

If you can't make the meeting I'll try and arrange another time to distribute kit to people who ordered.

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VC York Autumn Reliability Ride for St.Leonard's Hospice
9:00 AM09:00

VC York Autumn Reliability Ride for St.Leonard's Hospice

We're very pleased to announce a new VC York event coming up this October 25th: The VC York Autumn Charity Reliability Ride. Starting from YorkSport village in Heslington, the ride will cover 120km and around 1000m of climbing on a circuit of the picturesque Yorkshire Wolds.

The VC York Reliability Ride is a late-season club event intended to fill the gap in road events at this time of year and maybe serve as a season closer for road riders.  It's open to anybody, in fact we welcome riders from other clubs (and those not affiliated to clubs to come and join in). It's non-competitive, rather in the traditional sense of a Reliability Ride, this event is a test of your self and your bike. Riders will be set off in groups but are expected to be fully self sufficient and able to deal with any mechanical issues that might occur.

There are no support vehicles, no route signage and no feed zones. Riders pretty much take care of themselves. above all they need to ride safely whether alone or in a group and observe the Highway Code and other rules of the road. We must all ensure that everybody gets completes the event safe and sound.

Entry costs £5 if you register online via the British Cycling event page or £6 on the day with all profits going to St Leonard's Hospice, a fantastic local charity that provides palliative care for local people suffering from life-threatening illnesses.

The Route


A fantastic 120km (75mile) route has been chosen which, starting and finishing at YorkSport Village in Heslington, takes a clockwise tour of the lanes and climbs of the Yorkshire Wolds to the East of York, passing through Murton, Warthill and Buttercrambe before a long climb at Acklam. The route then heads to Thixendale, Fimber and Wetwang, climbs towards Huggate then through Middleton on the Wolds, Lund, Etton and Market Weighton. One last climb from Londesborough then it's down Nunburnholm Hill and into Pocklington before heading back to York on Elvington Road.

The rolling hills and exposed roads will provide an enjoyable but challenging ride for all entrants.

The route will not be signposted so you will rely on your own ability to follow a map (or a GPS device). GPS files are available for the route in a number of formats:

Online registration for the VC York Autumn Charity Reliability Ride for St Leonard's Hospice is available through the British Cycling website and more details will be posted here as they become available. In the meantime, feel free to ask questions in the comments section below.

What you need to know

Pre-event Rider Information Pack now available for download.


Sunday 25th October 2015. Start from 9am (sign-on opens at 8:30)


York Sport Village, Lakeside Way, York, YO10 5FG (map/directions)

How much:

£5 if you enter online £6 on the day.


It's a great ride for a great cause. St. Leonard's Hospice will receive all profits from the event.

For further updates, keep an eye on the VC York website, Facebook page and Twitter.

Help us spread the word

We want to raise as much as possible for St. Leonard's Hospice. In order to do this we need your help to spread the word about this ride. You can help us by:

  • Telling your friends/club
  • Tweeting and Facebooking about it with a link to this page
  • Download and print this poster and pop it into your local bike shops
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