Here's the latest news about the success of our inaugural sportive.
The Sundown 60, organised by Richard Baldwin and David Hought from Wold Top Actif Road Racing Team, and hosted by us here at Hunmanby Grange, attracted over 100 riders.
Not only was it our first experience of hosting a sportive, but the event itself challenged convention as riders departed at 2.30pm, instead of the traditional early morning start, with the aim of completing the challenging 60 mile route by sunset.
David Hought said the idea behind the sportive was to create an unusual and unique event for cyclists in Yorkshire, with the added benefit of a social event at a brewery to finish.
“We were delighted with how the event panned out and we have already set a date for next year’s event.
“Wold Top Brewery proved the perfect place to chill after a hard day’s cycling and to socialise over a pint of the best beer in the Wolds. The fact that people were able to camp and wake to amazing views made it even better.”
Some members of the Wold Top Actif team acted as marshals on the day and the Wold Top team consisted of Cellar man & Brewer Tony O'Rourke-Kilburn, Tom and Gill Mellor’s daughter, Jenni and electrician Max Thompson. They were also joined by friends of the Brewery, Alex Clark and Alex Swann.
The Wold Top Actif team, one of the most successful racing teams in Yorkshire this season, is sponsored by Wold Top Brewery, Actif Wheels, Oriel Printing and VLS and has had a very successful first season, amassing 13 wins and 492 points and is currently third in the regional rankings.
The 2017 Sundown 60 will take place on 26th August, 2017.
Pictured is the brewery team, L-R Jenni Mellor, Max Thompson, Alex Clark, Alex Swann and Tony O’Rourke Kilburn.