Gallery, Times and Rider Quotes

Le Petit Depart Rider Times

Big apologies for the slowness of posting rider times – we missed recording a handful of riders times at the finish so if your time is not showing, but you have a time and want this adding, please email

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 2014 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 2015?