Old and Peculier Black Sheep (OC-145)

Pateley Bridge, Yorkshire, England

Race - New - Long - Hilly - Loop

A long rolling loop around Nidderdale, beginning and ending at Pateley Bridge and passing through Masham, home to the Theakston (Old Peculier) and Black Sheep breweries. Climb up Côte de Lofthouse (Trapping Hill, Official Climbs #145) and then enjoy the fast descent to Masham via Leighton Reservoir. Dodge the first storm of the day at Masham, then continue along the 2019 UCI Worlds iTT course to Kirby Malzeard, and climb again across the moors. Dodge the day's second storm which arrives just before the fast and pedal-free descent back to Pateley Bridge. All of these roads have been used by the Tour de Yorkshire and/or the 2019 UCI Worlds; this complete loop would have been used for the first time in the (cancelled) 2020 TdY, preceded and followed by a descent and then a climb of Greenhow Hill.

49.08km
DISTANCE
2:13:07
DURATION
891m
ELEVATION
559
TOUGHNESS