Getting ready to rumble as cycling sportive returns

Event director Lizzie Coutts, Ryedale School headmaster Mark McCandless, and some of the students next to the Ryedale Rumble banner.
Event director Lizzie Coutts, Ryedale School headmaster Mark McCandless, and some of the students next to the Ryedale Rumble banner.

The popular Ryedale Rumble cycling event makes its return to the sportive calendar on Sunday 29 July.

It is being run by Friends of Ryedale School to help raise funds and takes in the country lanes of Ryedale, the Howardian Hills, and the North York Moors.

A grant of more than £7,000 has been received from North York Moors National Park Authority’s Local Distinctiveness and Tourism scheme to help re-establish the Rumble.

The funding is being used towards medical support for participants of the event, a promotional campaign, renewable advertising costs and a promotional film showing the incredible scenery that awaits the Rumblers.

Lizzie Coutts, event director, thanked the North York Moors National Park Authority saying the grant will ensure that cyclists from near and far will know about the Rumble and help the Friends of Ryedale School raise money for a worthwhile charity.

She said: As a school we feel privileged to be reviving one of the UK’s most popular cycling sportives. A superb physical challenge to riders of all abilities, on routes across stunning North Yorkshire countryside, while raising funds to help Ryedale’s future generation - it’s a winning combination!”

Visit www.ryedalerumble.co.uk to find out more about the event or to book a place on the Ryedale Rumble.