A new year is upon us. A chance to pause and reflect, and perhaps to plan ahead too and make 2017 the year when we take part in something that takes us out of our comfort zone and try something new. We have put together a list of a a few challenge events taking place close to home in the next few months - many of which include some cycling, it really has taken the Dales by storm! Others promise a lot of mud, grit and the promise of fantastic team work and morale - namely the ever popular Tough Mudder event taking place ten minutes away from us, on the Broughton Hall Estate. We hope you enjoy a year of new experiences and adventure. If you're taking part in these events or others, or part of invaluable support crews and spectators, we hope you enjoy yourselves and have fun.
Saturday 25th & Sunday 26th February 2017 - Bolton Abbey Trail Running Festival (20 minutes away from Newton Grange). Described as 'Two days of track and field', there are races from 5k in length to 32 miles. More details here.
Sunday 9th April 2017 - Skipton Triathlon (10 minutes away from Newton Grange) - A pool-based sprint triathlon to kick off the season. Ideal for novices and competitors of all ages and abilities. Read more.
Friday 28th - Sunday 30th April 2017 - Le Tour de Yorkshire - 3 days of cycling across all four corners of Yorkshire. Day 3 (Sunday 30th April) passes through Skipton, 10 minutes away from Newton Grange. A great event for spectators and participants alike.
Saturday 13th May 2017 - Malhamdale Trail Challenge (25 minutes away from Newton Grange) - Appealing to both fell runners and fell walkers, the event includes a 9 mile route and a demanding 22 miles route (with 3,011 feet of ascent) taking in landscape features including Malham tarn and Gordale Scar. More details about the event and how to enter here.
Sunday 14th May 2017 - The Etape du Dales from Thresfield, near Grassington (25 minutes away from Newton Grange) - A 175 km (112 mile) cyclosportive with 3,500m of ascent. The route can be found on the Cycle the Dales website (here) and more information about the ride can be found on the Etape du Dales website.
Sunday 4th June 2017 - Le Petit Depart (10 minutes away from Newton Grange) - A Cyclo Sportive taking place from Skipton in the Yorkshire Dales. There are two distances - a 38 mile scenic ride and an 80 mile sportive ride. Team and group entries are also possible.
Saturday 29th & Sunday 30th July 2017 - Tough Mudder at Broughton Hall (10 minutes away from Newton Grange) - The event includes a 10-12 mile course spanning 20 or more obstacles. More information can be found here.