Brewery set to host new cycling sportive

Cyclists Ben Bough, Jamie Cousins, Greg Saunderson, Lewis Jackson, Josh Raven, Rob Hill and Alex Dalton
Cyclists Ben Bough, Jamie Cousins, Greg Saunderson, Lewis Jackson, Josh Raven, Rob Hill and Alex Dalton

A unique cycling sportive initiated by the managers of one of Yorkshire’s most successful racing teams this season, and hosted by the Wold Top Brewery, has been launched.

Organised by Richard Baldwin and David Hought from Wold Top Actif Road Racing Team, the first Sundown 60 sportive will take place at Wold Top Brewery on Sunday, August 28.

The route will take riders on a 60-mile route into the heart of the Yorkshire Wolds and Ryedale.

Mr Hought said the idea behind the sportive was to create an unusual and unique event for cyclists in Yorkshire.

“Due to the later departure time, we expect to arrive back at Wold Top Brewery, hopefully on a beautiful day, with the sun setting over the Yorkshire Wolds, hence the name,” he said.

“It’s all about getting people out into the countryside onto routes they don’t know.

“The topography is certainly hilly – it will be a challenge but we’ll make sure that anyone who finds they are struggling will be supported and swept along by the rest of the group.”

Entries are open to cyclists aged 18 and over. Entry £35.

l The opening of the Wold Newton garden, Hunmanby Grange on June 4 and 5 coincides with the open weekend for Wold Top Brewery. The gardens and the brewery will be open between 11am and 5pm and proceeds from the money will go to charity. St Cuthbert’s church in Burton Fleming will benefit from the tea and coffee proceeds.