Gallery, Times and Rider Quotes

Le Petit Depart Rider Times 2017

Congratulations to everyone that took part and here are the provisional rider times in Excel: any queries just let us know.  Another great turnout and well done to all magnificent ride by Seth Smith to set a new course record and Lisa Dickinson the fastest female and top 10 finisher.  Final rider times, Strava Queen/King of the Mountain and Team Times are below.

Final Rider Times 2017

As suggested by one of our riders we have included the King or Queen of the Mountain Strava results for the 3 designated route climbs.  Two of them go to women: “This Girl Can”.  Congratulations to Team JACS for winning the team Challenge trophy and Illkley CC for fastest 5 club riders.

Strava: Queen/King of the Mountain
Strava QOM: Burnsall Sarah Haggas: 4min 47sec
Strava QOM: Kidstones Lisa Dickinson: 9min 18sec
Strava KOM: High Hill Lane Chris Stanley: 14min 55sec
Team Rider Average Speeds
Team Name Average speed
Team JACS 25.66
Overoptermists 23.09
Team MGPT 21.76
Hetton Angels 1 21.15
Hetton Angels 2 20.66
Hiley riders 20.13
FLM Training 19.47
Countrywide Sureveyors 19.42
Hot Tubbers 19.1
Cycle Club Rider Average Speeds
Cycle Club Name Average speed
Ilkley Cycling Club 28.58
Otley Cycle Club 22.04
Albarosa Cycling Club 21.91
Skipton Cycling Club 20.55
Valley Striders Cycle Club 20.46
Long Preston Cycle Club 18.77
Cannon Hill C.C. 18.75

Full event photos on Sport Sunday website click here for Scenic Ride photos and here for Sportive Ride

Few event photo’s from this year below: nice feedstop spread

2016 Rider Times  Final Rider times 80Miler  Final Rider times 38Miler  2016 Rider times Final

2016 Team Event Average Speeds

Team Name Average Speed
CMCC Bad Lads 28.55
Skipton Cycling Club 27.43
Ilkley Cycling Club 27.13
The Aly Express 26.01
Hetton Angels 2 24.56
Team Jacs 24.48
Hetton Angels 1 22.65
Craven Energy 21.04
Allen Family 20.74
Projex Building Solution 20.13
Otley CC 19.95
Craven College 19.86
Valley Striders CC 19.62
Carr Family 16.73
Two Wheels on my Wagon 15.72
Based on average speed of 5 riders in either route or family team

Please email if you have any questions on your times

Rider Photos are up so click on links below to see how nice it was:

Big thanks to Dave and his team at SportSunday 🙂


2015 Rider times below in Excel and PDF

Sportive Rider Times

Recreation Rider Times

Rider Times

This year we have added in Gold, Silver & Bronze categories based upon your time.  Sportive riders get a Gold standard for sub 5hours, Silver for Sub 6:30min and rest get Bronze.  Recreational riders get a Gold standard for sub 2:30mins, Silver for sub 3hours and rest get Bronze.  Tough conditions this year: well done everyone.

2014 Rider Times here..
2014 Sportive Times

2014 Recreation Times

@LPGD2014 thanks for a fantastic day out. Well organised with great weather, and the pie and peas at the end……well!

Le Petit Depart Gallery

Here’s how good the riding is in Yorkshire:

“Merci beaucoup to all involved in the organisation of Le Petit Depart. Really impressed with all aspects – pre-event info, event HQ facilities, friendly volunteers/marshals, scenic route, tasty refreshments…and you even arranged perfect weather! Saw it, rode it, loved it :0) “

At the start line:Hetton Angles

Riding up past Kilnsey Crag:Le Petit Depart

CSP_3373 Kilnsey Crag Comp.

Unique and rare image of the Tour de France as they rode our route:CSP_ Upper W TdF comp

View down Cote du Cray aka: Kidstones Climb:CSP_4085

“I would like to say thanks for organising a brilliant event in some of the best countryside and scenery in the UK. I’ve cycled in a lot of Sportives and I can honestly say; Le Petite Depart was the best for food stops (pies and bacon rolls wow) organisation and friendly hospitality and even more food at the end.”

View up Kidstones:CSP_3725 comp

SCC rider James Nelson (RIP):CSP_4142

Help from friends:

On your way up to Newby Head:CSP_6088 - Copy

“We thought that we should let you know how much we enjoyed this day. My wife rode her first event in the recreational ride and I did the Sportive.   I have ridden in many cycle events one of which being in Belgium. I can honestly say that this event was by far the best organised event I have entered. The atmosphere and sense of community spirit was excellent. The feed stations were absolutely fabulous. I can not express strongly enough that you guys did a great job.  In one word…. BRILLIANT!!! “

Ribblehead Viaduct:CSP_6041 Ribblehead

Above Settle at top of High Hill lane… it’s a lot steeper at the bottom!CSP_ High hill lane compressed

Finally you reach the finish:CSP_5386 finish compressed

CSP_5389 finish compressed

Fancy dress is optional:CSP_3926 Rabbit Onesie

” Just want to say a huge THANK YOU to you and every one of your team and numerous volunteers for making Sunday”s Petit Depart an absolutely amazing event . From the stunning countryside , weather , catering ,friendly cyclists, efficient organization: everything about the day was perfect !!!!!   Thanks again for putting in so much hard work to make a fantastic and memorable day for so many people. “

SCC TEam at finish
Thank you from all at Skipton Cycling club and see you in 2017?