Scarborough Festival of Cycling

Over 120 years ago in 1895 ŠKODA started life as a cycle company when Laurin and Klement began making bicycles. Since then ŠKODA's love for two wheels has never wavered. They sponsor lots of different cycling events and tours throughout the year including the Tour De France.

At Des Winks Skoda we are always keen to get involved in local events when possible and what better way than to support a popular local cycling event.

The Scarborough festival of cycling returns for 2017 based at Olivers Mount in Scarborough takes place on the weekend of the 12th and 13th August 2017. The weekend is jam packed full of events with something available for all entrants including:

  • Close Circuit Road Racing with national status which normally has approx 400 riders (Sunday)
  • Go Ride- A race for kids only
  • Time Trail
  • Hill Climb
  • Cyclocross
  • Sportive- A road ride 30 miles or 60 miles taking in the Yorkshire Wolds and routes of the Tour de Yorkshire

Des Winks Skoda are directly sponsoring the popular Sportive ride and the kids race! This cycling packed weekend is sure to have something for everyone from beginners to experienced riders and plenty for spectators to watch.

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As part of the Scarborough Cycling Festival there is the Sportive D'Scarborough 2017 taking place on Saturday 12th. Which welcomes all riders of all abilities to take part in our two routes.

There is a long route of approx 60 miles and a 30 mile (approx) shorter route, for those who just wish to get on a bike and challenge themselves. The shorter route is aimed at Sportive first timers. Road bikes, hybrids or MTB can be used here.

Enjoy the scenary of the East coast taking in Hummanby, the rolling Yorkshire Wolds (Thwing, Burton Fleming and Kilham) before heading out to Fordon and returning to Scarborough. Several sections of the route were used on the 2015 Tour De Yorkshire.

Full information is available on the website at

To enter what is bound to be a great event got to the British Cycling Federation site

Have a listen to event organiser Bryden as he talks about what the weekend has to offer on Yorkshire Coast Radio ......

Sportive D'Scarborough
Skoda Sponsor