Join us for the Kinesis UK Yorkshire Coast Dirt Dash gravel bikepacking event, a co-operation with Route YC. This self-supported bikepacking event takes you in two days around the dramatic scenery of the Yorkshire Coast, the North York Moors National Park and Yorkshire Wolds. It is the perfect way to experience Route YC, following the same successful formula as the Dashes in the Cateran Ecomuseum and Dunoon.

When: 13/14 July 2024
Where: Whitby
Images from the route

Entry (£95) includes …

GPX file for appr. 92 mile (149km) gravel bikepacking event route through the stunning North York Moors National Park, Yorkshire Wolds & Yorkshire Coast

Electronic Rider briefing

Support vehicle if you need rescuing

Start and finish at a cafe

Overnight camping ca. halfway round

Chilled out camp location

Evening meal

 Tasty breakfast

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Here is what 2023 participants say about our events:

‘Such a friendly, well organised event with a lovely sociable vibe. Met and chatted with lots of interesting people. enjoyed the event – it delivered everything that I expected.’

‘Great routes’
A film about Route YC – which is mostly followed by the event

Here’s what the media has to say about Route YC

Much Better Adventures
Jenny Graham on the Alpkit Blog
Gravel Club (German)

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The Kinesis UK Yorkshire Coast Dirt Dash gravel bikepacking event is split over two days with an overnight camp.

Here is what else you need to know before entering:

  • When: Saturday 13 July to Sunday 14 July 2024
  • Format: non-timed, self-supported reliability trial with overnight camping 
  • Route: Day 1: 77km with ca. 1,240 m of climbing, Day 2: 71.6km with ca. 690 m of climbing. Some technical sections
  • Entries: £95 (£5 discount for Cycling UK members) Enter here
  • Navigation: The route will be supplied electronically before the event. The course is not marked, you are responsible for your own navigation.
  • Bikes: mountain bikes & gravel bikes (e-bikes are allowed, but we cannot guarantee charging points) with a minimum recommended tire size of 40mm, which must be in good working order
  • Terrain: Singletrack, gravel paths, forestry roads and public roads
  • Start: 9am at the YHA in Whitby
  • Finish: Sunday afternoon/evening at the YHA in Whitby
  • What is provided: Rider briefing, route/file for navigation, campsite, evening meal, breakfast, broom wagon
  • Camping: We provide a suitable place to pitch your tent with other riders, toilets, drinking water supply, catering. There is a cafe on site, but no shop.
  • Food: Riders will be provided with a complimentary evening meal and breakfast. Vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free version are available on request. You need to bring your own bowl, mug, fork and spoon.
  • Minimum kit: Helmet, front and rear lights, sufficient water, emergency blanket or sleeping bag, waterproof jacket, first aid kit, phone or GPS for navigation, multitool, spare tube, tire levers, puncture repair kit, tent/bivvy bag/tarp. You need to carry all your own kit.
  • Insurance: You will need your own insurance.
  • Refunds and transfers: No refunds. You can insure your entry for an additional fee (service is offered by a third party). You can transfer your entry to another rider up until the closing date or to another event by Dirt Dash Ltd in the same calendar year.

Registration & Rider Briefing
You need to register at the event. Registration is open on Saturday 13 July from 7.00am at the YHA Whitby. All riders MUST attend a rider briefing at 8.30am at the start.

Please refer to our Terms and Conditions for further information on refunds etc. 

How to get there

By train: Whitby can be reached by train from Middlesbrough.

Parking: There is no parking available at the start. Please find suitable parking in Whitby.

Where to stay: You can book a bed/room at the YHA in Whitby here.

Here are a few more rules:

  • It’s not a race, it’s a reliability trial!
  • Stay cool, be nice, don’t hurt yourself or others.
  • Cycling on public roads carries risks and that you are aware of these risks.
  • All bicycles in your party will be ridden safely and responsibly at all times.
  • You will obey the law. Whilst using public roads, all riders must observe the Highway Code. If cycling off road, please stick to the route and exercise due care to all other users.
  • Cycling at night is more dangerous, all bikes will not be ridden at night unless lights are used.
  • A cycle helmet must be used at all times.
  • You understand that bicycling is a hazardous activity. You understand that the sport of bicycling and the use of this equipment involve a risk of injury to any and all parts of the user’s body. You agree to freely and expressly assume and accept any risks and all injury to the user of this equipment while bicycling. You understand that bicycle protective gear such as helmets and gloves are recommended, but they do not eliminate the risk and may not reduce the risk of injury in the event of an accident.
  • You agree that you will release the organisers from any and all responsibility of liability for injuries or damages or to any other person. You agree not to make a claim against or sue this organiser for injuries or damages relating to this event.
  • Please don’t drop litter!
  • You allow us to film and photograph you and use those images for promotion or documentation.
  • Use public toilets or toilets on the campsite. If not, use a trowel to bury your s’** and stay well away from water for your comfort break.

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