The Distance 2020

The Distance: POSTPONED

Event Update: 19th May 2020

It is with heavy heart that we sadly have to announce that The Distance is social distancing 😞

After considering all our options, we have decided to postpone the event until 2021. The social element of The Distance is what makes it truly unique in the cycling events calendar and we don’t want to change the essence of what makes it special.

By now, everyone who has entered should have received an email regarding the situation. By default, you’ll be transferred to the 2021 event (dates TBA). If you’d prefer a refund, we can arrange that too. Just get in touch via the details in the email.

We hope you all stay safe and hope to see you at The Distance in 2021.

We are branding this event ‘Self Supported with benefits’ as it really does not conform to any current event format.

The event focuses on the growing trend in rackless touring, but with a unique twist.

The event is not a race but more a sociable challenge.

From a single start point each rider will visit a series of checkpoints throughout the day.  How they get between the checkpoints will be dependent on their rate of progress and the style of riding they choose. From ‘adventure roads’ to mountain bike trails, there are up to 3 route options at every checkpoint and your arrival time will determine which route options are open to you.

Simply the faster you are the further you ultimately ride… or as we like to view it, the more sociable you are the shorter the distance to the comfort of camp.

Oh and you won’t know the routes until you get to the checkpoint and you won’t know your ultimate destination until you get there … fun?  We think so.

Some will ride 80+ miles, some won’t reach 50 miles, but all will arrive to hot food, a comfortable camp and a complimentary gin cocktail (don’t worry, there’s beer too).  The overnight gives an opportunity to relive the day with friends old and new.



22 Aug 2020 - 23 Aug 2020



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North Yorkshire Moors


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