Information Q and A

Q: What is the Etape de Yorkshire 2015 (EDY)?

A: EDY 2015 is a timed non competitive sportive event over the route of the remarkable Grand Depart stage of the 2014 Tour de France, we will be covering the whole route from the official start  at Harewood House and whilst we will pass the official finish in Harrogate our finish will be back at Harewood House. We are planning for 1000 riders and hope the event will be fully subscribed.  EDY 2014 was over subscribed.

Entry includes the following:

Q: Who is organising the ride?

A: The event is being organised by the charity Cyclists Fighting Cancer (CFC).  All proceeds from the event will go to CFC to help them with our work with children with cancer across the UK.  CFC has extensive experience organising sportive events and is responsible for the cycling side of the event and all queries should be directed to CFC on 0300 500 4040 or

Q: Do I have to raise money for CFC?

A: CFC welcomes  donations from all sources and whilst we appreciate that by entering the event you are supporting the charity, that said if you feel your effort on the fourth of July is worth a penny or two then we would welcome your further support.  Please click on Team CFC Fundraisers to find out more.

Q: Will the roads be closed?

A: No, we will be following British Cycling’s guidelines for sportive events to avoid congestion on the roads ie 30 riders will start at 2 minute intervals.

Q: When does it start?

A: Saturday 4th July from 7.00 am , 30 riders will start every 2 minutes.  The cut off time is 9.00am

First of all you will need to sign on, this will be taking place on Friday 3rd July, between 9am until 5pm  at Evans Cycles, Leeds City Centre and again from 6pm until 9pm at the Harewood Arms Hotel on Friday evening and at the start area on ride day from 6am.  At these times you will receive your ride numbers, chip and ride information.  Full details off locations etc. will be sent out the week before the ride.

Q: Is there a cut off time?

A: We anticipate that the slower riders will be home within 10 hours.  The finish area will be in place until 8pm.

Q: How much will I pay for entry?

A: The entry fee is £35 for the full route and £30 for the shortened route.  All proceeds from the event will go to Cyclists Fighting Cancer.  The fee includes: Unique finishers medal, individual rider insurance, electronic chip timing, mechanical support, 3 fully stocked food stops including energy products from Hi5, hot food and drink at the finish, changing facilities, free car parking and freebies.

Q: Is there camping available?

A: Yes there is a fully serviced campsite for caravans, vans and tents is available at Haighfield Caravan Park just 4 miles away from the start. Click here to read more

If you need any further information please contact the CFC Team at


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