Top of The Rock – Yorkshire’s Gravel Event with Altitude

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Singletrack Premier Dealers, Sutton Bank Bikes, has a gravel event on Sunday 26th September for you to get your teeth into…

A true adventure ride with some of the finest views in Yorkshire, suitable for all abilities, so come and have a blast.

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The Top of the Rock Gravel Sportive mixes a relaxed and fun ethos with the challenge of trails ranging from smooth and flowing to technically & physically challenging. From rock strewn gullies to fast gravel singletrack, forest tracks and wide open moorland trails this event has it all – including of course our beautiful & wild autumn weather.

With a choice of three distances, professional tech support, two food and refreshment points and with Pace and many more brands in attendance offering technical support and demos Top of the Rock promises to be one of the premier Gravel Events in the calendar.

Top Of The Rock is suitable for riders of all fitness and skill levels. Simply choose the appropriate distance (Distances approximate). The nature of the course is generally open terrain and flowing trails with a series of steep but relatively short climbs. As this is a sportive you can always choose to start early in the day to give yourself sufficient time to complete any of the distances riding at a reasonable speed.



New courses for 2021 – 3 course length options:

  • Short: ~25k (15.5 miles)
  • Medium: ~50k (31 miles)
  • Long: ~75k (46.5 miles.)

Maps and .gpx files available closer to the event.


Gravel and Cross bikes are the most suitable machines for this course but short travel hardtail mountain bikes will also be perfectly suitable. (If you prefer to ride a long travel enduro rig, then thats up to you!) Hybrids could be used but care would need to be taken on the descents.

E-Bikes are welcome at Top of the Rock

Race, or…


  • £35 Short Course
  • £45 Medium Course
  • £45 Long Course

Entry fee includes Map and gpx of the route (which will also be signed and marshalled), refuel stations, timing card and wrist band, 10% discount in Sutton Bank Bikes on clothing and accessories, free Top Of The Rock tee shirt & a beer.

…hang out and have fun


Closing date for online entries – Thursday 23th September 2021 at Midnight. Entries on the day will be an additional £5pp.

Team size options – Team of 2 gets £1 discount per person, Team of 4 gets £2 discount per person

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Comments (1)

    Anyone seen the metre climbs of these route, trying to decide if 75km is too much for my tired legs

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