Etape du dalesThe Etape du Dales is a cyclosportive event held each May. This is a long route involving seven main challenging climbs and descents. Make sure you and your bike are prepared for a long day out.
The Etape du Dales is one of the best known cyclosportives in the country and takes place each May. This is a major undertaking taking in 110 miles of riding over seven major climbs, but if you are looking for a challenge this could be it. The route takes in such iconic climbs as Fleet Moss, Buttertubs, Tan Hill, Lamps Moss, the Coal Road and Newby Head. If you doing this unsupported then there are plenty of places on route to refuel.
Climbs on route:
Stainforth, Buttertubs Pass South Side, Coal Road (Garsdale), Stone House, Fleet Moss, Low Row, Sleightholme Moor Rd Climb, B6270 Climb, Butter Tubs via High Shaw, Dent head, Stainforth to Pen-y-Ghent, Coal Road (north side), Lea Yeat To Newby Head Climb , Silverdale Rd Climb, Turf Moor from Low Row, Turf Moor from Low Row, B6259 Climb, Buttertubs Pass South Climb, Wharfe to Wensly, Buttetubs steep part. GK, Dent Head to Newby Head Climb, Coates Lane Climb, Butter Tubs pain, Beckermonds To Top Of Fleet Moss, Stainforth - Halton Gill Total Climb Accurate, Buttertubs Complete (From Hawes), Buttertubs from Hawes, en route to portage, Feetham Pasture Climb, King Kevins Hill, OFFICIAL 100Climbs No73 Garsdale Head, Buttertubs Cattlegrid, out of the saddle, Buttertubs TDF Steep, Cote de Buttertubs, Butternut Smash, buttertubs to wheelbase veiwing, Col de Buttertubs (Junction to Tdf KoM), OFFICIAL 100Climbs No142 Turf Moor, Stainforth Goat lane climb , Dent Head climb - steep bit to top, Fleet Moss- Max Elev, Dave Carroll does Buttertubs , Fleet Moss the highest road in yorkshire, Fleetmoss - Oughtershaw to 20% sign, RV Garsdale Head, Fleetmoss 1/2 way, Fleetmoss 2nd 1/2, RV G2017 Cowgill, Low Rowd, Buttertubs - From Hawes to CG, Cote de Buttertubs (full climb), B6270 climb River Swale to Ravenseat junction, Fleet Moss - To the sign, Fleet Moss - from Cattlegrid Dip, Stop at the top, White Rose Classic - Fleet Moss, White Rose Classic - Coal Road, White Rose Classic - Dent Head, Ooossshhh #262 Fleet Moss S2N, Ooossshhh #73 Garsdale Head, Ooossshhh #142 Turf Moor, Ooossshhh #263 Buttertubs S2N, Ooossshhh #267 Dent Head, Ooossshhh #268 Fountains Fell, Dent Dale Head, Buttertubs (middle 1km), Stainforth Clime !, stainforth to rainscar climb, Mountain Fuel Coal Road Challenge (Epic Events), Buttertubs CG
If available, the 'GPX' (or GPS Exchange format) files for each route are text files that can be read by GPS devices as a series of waypoints along each route.