Festival

3rd - 6th July 2014

Rapha and Broughton Hall Estate present a celebration of road cycling; a weekend feast of riding, music, films and indulgence.

Please note that tickets will not be posted to you. To ensure entry into the festival you will need to bring your email confirmation and a form of ID.

There are NO cash machines on site.

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As the great race flies through the idyllic Yorkshire Dales, Rapha Tempest brings you rides and racing, bespoke on-site camping, visual displays, music, food and drink, workshops, films and plenty of partying.

  • Day tickets now on sale BUY NOW
  • General camping, caravans & motorhomes BOOK NOW
  • Luxury & Pre-pitched SOLD OUT
  • Full facilities including toilets and hot showers across all campsites
  • Fine food, bars, real ale & craft cider
  • Rapha Cycle Club
  • Daytime and evening guided rides by Rapha & Strava
  • Evening hill-climb, Mini Rapha Super Cross, Woodland "Hot Laps" course (have a look at the rides tab to enter)
  • Big screen with live race footage
  • Outdoor screenings of Standing Start and Pantani - The accidental death of a cyclist
  • Secure bike parking
  • Strava segment challenges
  • Cyclist Magazine  Fete - traditional games and prizes
  • Lezyne supplies store
  • Live Music & DJ's
  • Talks from leading cycling authors including Tim Moore & Max Leonard
  • Bike cleaning Rider Recovery area from Muc-Off
  • Yoga (Friday only)
  • Nutrition workshops with CNP & Laverstoke Farm
  • Bike building workshops by The Bicycle Academy
  • Cotswold Outdoor campsite shop & tent pitching assistance
  • Kids area by Nipperbout with everything from giant games, to circus skills workshops.
  • Limited edition Rapha Tempest collection; available online and sold at the festival

THURSDAY

Rapha Cycle Club

21:00 - DJ sets from Kelvin Brown, Festus and Joey Hall

 

Rides & Races 

18:30 - Rapha Sunset Ride

 

Big Screen

21:00 - Open air cinema: Standing Start

 

FRIDAY

Tempest Talks Tent

08.30 - Yoga to re-energise and stretch. Suitable for cyclists and non-cyclists. Booking essential at the Rapha H-Van.

10.00 - Yoga to re-energise and stretch. Suitable for cyclists and non-cyclists. Booking essential at the Rapha H-Van.

11:30 - CNP Nutrition Talk by Nigel Mitchell, Head of Nutrition at Team Sky.

13:15 - Yellow Jersey Live: Tim Moore - bestselling author of  French Revolutions talks about cycling in the 1914 Giro d'Italia, the toughest on record for his latest book Geronimo! Interviewed by co-editor and contributor of The Cycling Anthology, Ellis Bacon.

14:15 - Yellow Jersey Live:  Max Leonard  author of Lanterne Rouge tells the absurd, forgotten and often inspirational stories of the last placed rider in the Tour de France. Interviewed by co-editor and contributor of The Cycling Anthology, Ellis Bacon.

15:15 - Yellow Jersey Quiz: see the Yellow Jersey authors battle it out

19:00 - Anna McNuff, The Big Five O: the story of an 11,000 mile ride through 5o US states

 

Rapha Cycle Club

09:00 - Breakfast Radio with Joey Hall and DJ Evans

16:30 - A conversation with Team Sky riders Ian Stannard and Josh Edmondson, followed by

21:00 to 02:00 - DJ sets from Kelvin Brown, Festus and Joey Hall

 

Rides & Races 

06:00 - Rapha Sunrise Ride

08:00 - Strava Ride

14:00 - Rapha Mini Super Cross - register now

16:00 - Strava Ride

18:30 - Rapha Sunset Ride

19:00 - Tempest Hill Climb

 

Big Screen

21:00 -  Open air cinema: Standing Start

 

Music Stage

12:00 - Temples Fall
12.50 - Jack Loughlin
13:35 - Mango Conspiracy
14.00 - Naomi Jane
14.50 - Two Man One Man Band
16:00 - This Silence
16:50 - Waiting til Wednesday
17:45 - Jellymen
18:45 - Choir of Loretta
19:45 - Warme
20:45 - Tom G Band
21:45 - Fauns
22:45 - Jo Gallaghers Noise

 

Other

11:00 - 19:00 - The Penny Farthing Experience

11:00 - 19:00 - Space Hopper Racing

11:00 - 19:00 - Body Zorbing

 

SATURDAY

Tempest Talks Tent

15:15 - Yellow Jersey Live: Tim Moore - bestselling author of  French Revolutions talks about cycling in the 1914 Giro d'Italia, the toughest on record for his latest book Geronimo! Interviewed by co-editor and contributor of The Cycling Anthology, Ellis Bacon.

16:15 - Yellow Jersey Live:  Max Leonard  author of Lanterne Rouge tells the absurd, forgotten and often inspirational stories of the last placed rider in the Tour de France. Interviewed by co-editor and contributor of The Cycling Anthology, Ellis Bacon.

19:15 - Yellow Jersey Quiz - see the Yellow Jersey authors battle it out

20:00 - Director James Erskine on Pantani: The Accidental Death of a Cyclist

 

Rapha Cycle Club 

09:00 - Breakfast Radio with Joey Hall and DJ Evans

17:30 - A conversation with Tom Donhou, Rapha Continental Frame Builder

21:00 to 02:00 - DJ sets from Kelvin Brown, Festus and Joey Hall

 

Rides & Races 

06:00 - Rapha Sunrise Ride

08:00 - Strava Ride

16:00 - Strava Ride

18:00 - Super Cross Hot Laps – register now

18:30 - Rapha Sunset Ride

 

Big Screen

11:00 to 17:00 - Live Racing

21:00 - Open air cinema - Pantani: Accidental Death of a Cyclist

 

The Bicycle Academy

Tube Mitre Workshops: learn to measure, mark, cut and shape bicycle tubing with a 'tube mitre' competition for the best workmanship.

09:00 to 12:00 - Tube Mitre Workshop every hour (pre-booking essential at The Bicycle Academy stand)

14:00 to 17:00 - Tube Mitre Workshop every hour (pre-booking essential at The Bicycle Academy stand)

 

Music Stage

15:00 - Caves
15:50 - Random Behaviour
16:30 - This Legion
17:30 - Possibly Jo
18:30 - Ryder
19:30 - Littlemores
20:40 - Indecision
21:45 - Fabulous Port Brothers
22.50 - Mojah

 

Night Garden Moonlight Journey

from 21:00 - For children. A magical journey through the grove back up to the campsite.

 

SUNDAY

Tempest Talks Tent

15:30 - Line Dancing workshop

17:00 - Salsa dance workshop

19:00 - Ceilidh workshop

20:30 - Céilidh

 

Rapha Cycle Club

09:00 - Breakfast Radio with Joey Hall and DJ Evans

21:00 to 2:00 - DJ sets from Kelvin Brown, Festus and Joey Hall

 

Rides & Races

06:30 - Rapha Sunrise Ride

 

Big Screen 

11:00 to 17:00 - Live racing

20:00 - Open air cinema

 

The Bicycle Academy

Tube Mitre Workshops: learn to measure, mark, cut and shape bicycle tubing with a 'tube mitre' competition for the best workmanship.

09:00 to 12:00 - Tube Mitre Workshop every hour (pre-booking essential at The Bicycle Academy stand)

14:00 to 17:00 - Tube Mitre Workshop every hour (pre-booking essential at The Bicycle Academy stand)

 

Music Stage

13:00 - The Brylls
13:45 - Flashing Red Lights
14:25 - Uncle Monty
15:15 - Diamond Dac
16:00 - Creme Anglaise
17:00 - Rough n Ready Boys
17:45 - Sirens and Strings
18:40 - Pink Peg Slax
19:30 - Mr B The Gentleman Rhymer
21:00 - Fortnights
22:00 - Cleve Freclington

 

Night Garden Moonlight Journey

from 21:00 - For children. A magical journey through the grove back up to the campsite.

Camping

Accommodation at Rapha Tempest offers something for every budget, from a pitch-your-own-tent option, to luxury camping, as well as a dedicated family camping area. And if you’d like to ride to the festival, our pre-pitched option means all you need bring is yourself and your bike.

 

Rider Recovery 

A designated area to help you (and your bike) recover after a ride. Muc-Off will be hand to help and advise best ways to wash and polish your bike, then move on to enjoy one of the yoga sessions taking place on Friday. Secure bike parking will also be available.

 

Guided and self-guided rides

Rapha and Strava will be running guided rides each day, split into three groups per ride doing loops of 17, 20 or 31 miles. With limited places available, sign up will take place at the Rapha H-van. 

Register by 7pm the day before morning rides and by 2pm on the day for afternoon rides. 

If you want to explore further afield or can't get onto a guided ride, we've recced four routes which will be available to download from the Strava and Rapha stands. Although the first three are around a similar length, they branch out in different directions. Download the routes here:

47 miles less hilly
49 miles hilly
54 miles
94 miles

View the ride guide here

 

Mini Super Cross - Friday - 14:00 - 18:00 

Mud, sweat, cowbells and beer.  Mini Super Cross brings intense bursts of hard-fought racing, with each race lasting 40 minutes.  The winners will be seeded and invited to move into the Hot Laps. Register in advance.

Please note that you'll need a cross bike, mountain bike, or a road bike with cross tyres to take part. Minimum age of entry is 14, while those under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.  You must have a festival ticket to be eligible to enter the race.

Register here for Mini Super Cross

Categories:
Juniors/seniors/vets 40
Women/vets 50+
Novice

 

Tempest Hill Climb - Friday - 19:00 - 21:00

Teams of six will ride up a punchy climb.  The last man/woman across the line will stop the clock and the fastest team will get unlimited beer for the evening at the Rapha Cycle Club.  The slowest team will get bidons full of lead to quicken their descent...allegedly.

Register your team of six at the Rapha H-Van on Thursday and Friday by 2pm, or register to be entered into one of the scratch teams.  You must have a festival ticket to be eligible to enter the race.

 

Super-Cross Hot Laps - Saturday - 18:00 - 20:00 

Hot Laps is Mini Super Cross but even more condensed and on a custom-built woodland course.

Riders will be released every minute and for the first hour anyone can sign-up.  The second hour, heading towards dusk, is where the best riders from the previous day will battle it out.

Please note that you'll need a cross bike, mountain bike, or a road bike with cross tyres to take part. Minimum age of entry is 14, while those under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.  You must have a festival ticket to be eligible to enter the race.

Register here for Super Cross Hot Laps

 

Kids’ rides and activities

Have a go on the beautifully designed woodland cyclocross course and there's also a supervised children's play area. There’s also a supervised children’s play area with large Connect Four, space hopper racing, parachute games, entertainer & circus skills, arts and crafts and a bouncy castle.

 

Workshops and talks

Absorb yourself in the world of road cycling, with talks from prominent cycling authors Tim Moore & Max Leonard. Nutrition workshops will advise you on what you should eat (and how to cook it), and we’ll also have bike-building sessions, quizzes and more.

A workshop will be on site for you contribute to our original art installation - using various parts of bikes to create a one-of-a-kind piece to be displayed throughout the remainder of the festival.

 

Big screen

Our giant screen will show the big race live, along with highlights later in the day.  And when the racing isn't on kick back and enjoy one of our films including Standing Start and Pantani - The accidental death of a cyclist

 

Rapha Cycle Club

Browse and purchase from the latest Rapha range, or simply enjoy the finest coffee and food at the pop-up Rapha Cycle Club. Along with the full range of Rapha apparel, a special, limited edition Rapha Tempest collection will also be available. There will also be an eclectic line-up of live acts, talks and workshops, including the Rapha Continental framebuilders, guest DJs, pro riders and more. The Cycle Club will be open from 6am for pre-ride breakfast.

 

Moonlight Ride

We invite you and your children to take a beautiful moonlit journey through the grove. The route will feature magical fantasy characters hidden along the landscape to entertain the festival's youngest attendees as you make your way back to the campsite.

 

The Penny Farthing Experience

10 penny farthings will be available to festival goers to ride back and forth along the beautiful front of Broughton Hall Estate, with the opportunity to also have your photo taken in Victorian attire.

 

Other shopping & activities

A wide range of stalls will also be on site, offering accessories, clothing, bikes and riding essentials, as well as camping supplies. A range of games hosted by festival makers for children and adults will be available as well as Rollapaluza on the CNP stand and a photoboard opportunity to take a snap as a Sky rider. Tiny Twin will be on site to make a 3D version of you, but much, much smaller. Book here.

 

Rapha Francs

From Friday evening the Rapha H-Van will become a bookies, with thousands of Rapha Francs to be won on Saturday by betting on riders competing in the Hot Laps.

Rapha Francs, from the Rapha Mint, have been created specially for the festival. Collect Francs, use them to bet on riders in the Hot Laps, and then on Sunday exchange your Francs for items from all over the festival site, from participating exhibitors.

When you arrive you’ll receive 500 Francs just for turning up and can collect more by visiting the festival stalls. Each exhibitor will be able to let you know what you need to do or buy to get Francs.

Creating the Odds

The top 20 riders from Friday’s Mini Super Cross will be invited to take part in Saturday’s Hot Laps. These riders will be seeded ahead of the Hot Laps and odds will be created based on their Mini Super Cross finishing time and position. Use your Rapha Francs to place bets and then cheer on your rider.

Please note that Rapha Francs can only be used on Sunday, and that they cannot be exchanged for cash under any circumstance.

During the festival there will be plenty of opportunities to ride from guided rides to downloadable routes, and Rapha Mini Super Cross, Hot Laps and Tempest Hill Climb.

Make sure you register beforehand for Mini Super Cross and Hot Laps, and bring the appropriate bike or tyres for cyclocross racing. You must have a festival ticket to be eligible to enter the race.

If you need help finding the right ride for you, this guide outlines all of the routes. View the ride guide

Under 18s will need to be accompanied by an adult.

Thursday

18:30 - Rapha Sunset Ride

Friday

06:00 - Rapha Sunrise Ride
08:00 - Strava Ride
14:00 - Rapha Mini Super Cross - register now
16:00 - Strava Ride
18:30 - Rapha Sunset Ride
19:00 - Tempest Hill Climb

Saturday

06:00 - Rapha Sunrise Ride
08:00 - Strava Ride
16:00 - Strava Ride
18:00 - Super Cross Hot Laps - register now
18:30 - Rapha Sunset Ride

Sunday 

06:30 - Rapha Sunrise Ride

 

Guided Rides 

Rapha and Strava will be running guided rides each day, split into three groups per ride doing loops of 17, 20 or 31 miles. With limited places available, sign up will take place at the Rapha H-van. 

Register by 7pm the day before morning rides and by 2pm on the day for afternoon rides. 

17 mile loop (hilly & quiet)
20 mile loop (less hilly than 17 mile ride)
31 mile loop (hilly, into the Dales and via Masham)

 

Self-guided rides

If you want to explore further afield or can't get onto a guided ride, we've recced three routes which will be available to download from the Strava and Rapha stands and the Tempest website. Although the first three are around a similar length, they branch out in different directions. Download the routes here:

47 miles less hilly
49 miles hilly
54 miles 
94 miles killer

 

 

Mini Super Cross - Friday - 14:00 - 18:00 

Mud, sweat, cowbells and beer.  Mini Super Cross brings intense bursts of hard-fought racing, with each race lasting 40 minutes.  The winners will be seeded and invited to move into the Hot Laps. Register in advance.

Please note that you'll need a cross bike, mountain bike, or a road bike with cross tyres to take part. Minimum age of entry is 14, while those under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Register here for Mini Super Cross

Categories:
Juniors/seniors/vets 40
Women/vets 50+
Novice

 

Tempest Hill Climb - Friday - 19:00 - 21:00

Teams of six will ride up a punchy climb.  The last man/woman across the line will stop the clock and the fastest team will get unlimited beer for the evening at the Rapha Cycle Club.  The slowest team will get bidons full of lead to quicken their descent...allegedly.

Register your team of six at the Rapha H-Van on Thursday and Friday by 2pm, or register to be entered into one of the scratch teams.

 

Super-Cross Hot Laps - Saturday - 18:00 - 20:00 

Hot Laps is Mini Super Cross but even more condensed and on a custom-built woodland course.

Riders will be released every minute and for the first hour anyone can sign-up.  The second hour, heading towards dusk, is where the best riders from the previous day will battle it out.

Please note that you'll need a cross bike, mountain bike, or a road bike with cross tyres to take part. Minimum age of entry is 14, while those under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Register here for Super Cross Hot Laps

Rapha creates the finest cycling clothing and accessories in the world. Designed without compromise for the most discerning rider, Rapha products blend optimum performance, the finest fabrics and modern style. A passion for road racing means Rapha is more than just a product company. It is an online emporium of performance roadwear, accessories, publications and events, all celebrating the glory and suffering of road riding.

Broughton Hall Estate is a familiar venue to Rapha, having hosted the first round of the Rapha Super Cross Series for the last two years. The race’s departure from the UK coincides with Rapha’s 10th birthday, and we want to invite all our customers and friends to share in the festivities and explore the surrounding area.

A limited edition Rapha Tempest collection has been created to mark the inaugural festival. Including men's, women's and kids jerseys and t shirts and accessories. The collection is available to buy online now and also at the festival.

Buy the collection now

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Strava is an online network that connects the global community of athletes. Founded in 2009, millions of athletes have joined Strava for the competition and camaraderie found in tracking and sharing their fitness activities. Strava's free mobile apps and website help members discover and plan workouts, record and share activities, and analyze and compare performance. Strava’s ability to connect athletes around the world makes fitness a more social experience, providing extra motivation even when training alone.

Find out more at Strava.com

 

Muc-off

Muc-Off has been providing cleaning and sports care products for the bicycle industry since 1994. The whole team are thoroughly looking forward to the great race as our sponsored Team Sky and IAM Cycling take to the road using our products!

Find out more at muc-off.com

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Lezyne cycling accessories embody all that is beautiful and functional about tools, pumps and essential cycling hardware accessories.  Setting the style standard, Lezyne is the choice for Pro Tour Team Lotto Bellisol. OK, so whilst you cannot buy the limited edition Team Issue products, you can get your hands on the standard kit from nationwide dealers. The guys from Upgrade Bikes, Lezyne’s UK distributor, will be joining the Rapha Tempest to show the latest product and tempt you with some TdF offers.

www.lezyne.com

 

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Come and join in the festivities with Cyclist Magazine at Tempest Festival, we will be holding traditional fete games with amazing cycling related prizes up for grabs.

cyclistmag.co.uk

 

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Jody Scheckter started his organic/biodynamic farm in Hampshire with the aim of producing the best-tasting, healthiest food without compromise for himself and his family. However, when he realised as a smallholder that it meant eating beef continuously for eight weeks whenever a cow was slaughtered, he decided to sell the delicious farm produce to the public.

At Laverstoke Park  our animals are slow growing, traditional breeds fed on organic pasture specially formulated with a mixture of 31 grasses, herbs and clovers. This naturally occurring nutritional blend produces the best tasting organic meat possible.

Many of our products have won prestigious food industry awards, as well as being served in Michelin-starred restaurants throughout the UK. We also provide nutritional support to a number of elite sports teams, including Team Sky, British Cycling, Saracens Rugby Club and the RFU in order to help them perform at the highest level.

Our message is simple. We strongly believe that your health depends upon the food our animals eat so…

Good Soil = Good Grass = Good Quality Animals = Better Tasting Food

= Happy People!

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Make sure you have the very best kit for heading out this Summer with the help of Cotswold Outdoor.

Whether you’re cycling in the Yorkshire Dales or camping with the kids, exploring faraway places or enjoying a heat wave at the beach, we provide technically advanced clothing and equipment to keep you safe and comfortable in all conditions.

The team at your local Skipton store are as passionate about outdoor pursuits as you are, so you can trust their advice.

At the Rapha Tempest Festival, you can take the opportunity to meet the team of highly trained staff who will be on site with a wide range of camping kit for you to explore. As well as this, you will have the chance to take part in one of the Geocache events organised by Cotswold Outdoor with some great items up for grabs from some of our top brands. Ask in store for more details about this event.

Cotswold Outdoor staff are offering a Tent pitching service. For a small donation, members of staff will pitch your tent for you in aid of the charity Wings For Life - The Spinal Cord Research Foundation.

For more information about our presence at the Rapha Tempest festival, visit the Skipton store:

Opposite M&S, 2 Jerry Croft, BD23 1DX | 01756 611403

www.cotswoldoutdoor.com

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Jaffe & Neale Bookshop are proud to be a part of the Rapha Tempest Festival. We are delighted to have put together a specialist bookshop for the event where we will have signed copies of Chris Froome's new autobiography 'The Climb'.

In addition to importing books from around the world we have sourced books from small press publishers around the UK. The bookshop will also include non-cycling books for all ages.

Come and enjoy our bookshop stacked with excellent and exciting books set up in the middle of a Yorkshire field. If you are dazzled by the choice then we have a compiled a 'Rapha Tempest Top Ten Titles' to help you decide.

We look forward to seeing you there!

www.jaffeandneale.co.uk info@jaffeandneale.co.uk

Food

Rapha Tempest is pulling together a selection of hand picked food vendors to provide the finest food for guests. Street food vendors, artisan producers and local Yorkshire food heroes will be tempting you with their wares throughout the weekend.  These include,

Friends of Ham

Laynes Espresso

Mutley's Crepes

Frying Dutchman

Chiili Koko

The Bagel Van

Pizza Bus by Sela Bar

Perfect Burger

Yorkshire Dales Ice Cream

Rapha Cycle Club - serving fine coffee courtesy of North Star Micro Roasters, food throughout the day and a selection of beers in the evening.

Drink

All that cycling is certain to bring on a thirst and at Rapha Tempest we take thirst quenching very seriously! A fully stocked bar in the event village will be on hand to help and we are most proud of our real ale tent which will take pride of place offering a selection of Yorkshire's finest real ales including those from York Brewery, Copper Dragon and Ilkley Brewery.

For general enquiries, please contact: info@raphatempest.cc For partnership enquiries, please contact: partnerships@raphatempest.cc

Where

Broughton Hall,
Skipton,
Yorkshire
BD23 3AE

BOOK NOW

The prices below are for up to four nights camping onsite and include tickets into the festival for all days. Camping is available from Thursday midday to Monday midday (3rd to 7th July) and the festival is open from Thursday midday to Sunday evening. Day passes are not available and it is advisable to arrive on Thursday.

Camp against the stunning backdrop of the Yorkshire Dales and Broughton Hall Estate just a short walk from the car park. Pitch your tent on a first come first served basis.

  • Plenty of space
  • Camping on a first come first served basis
  • Only a short walk from the car park
£85 per adult
£45 per child under 14
(Under 14s must be with an adult.
Children aged 4 and under are free)

Ideal for anyone cycling to the event, our rent-a-tent option means no carrying or pitching of tents. A ready pitched tent will be awaiting your arrival. Price includes 2 man ready-pitched tent with an allocated pitch. Simply bring your sleeping bag and you are good to go.

  • 2 man ready pitched waterproof tent with ground sheet
  • floor space 4m²
  • Allocated pitch
  • Short walk from car park
£300 to include 2 adults
(No single occupancy)

For a spot of home comfort, bring your caravan or motor home and park in our dedicated area with plenty of space and easy access from the main road.

  • Dedicated area for caravans and motor homes
  • Easy access from main road
  • NO electric hook ups, sorry!
  • Dedicated pitches allocated on arrival
£85 per adult
£45 per child under 14 plus
£40 per camper van or caravan permit
(Children aged 4 and under are free)

Large pre-pitched tents with beds will be available for those who would like a touch of luxury.

  • 11m² Floor space.
  • 2 berth double or twin bed with bedding supplied
  • 4 berth family set up with bedding supplied
  • Luxury toilets and shower facilities
  • Designated parking in Luxury Camping area
From £320 per person based on double occupancy. 4 berth family tents now available.

FAQS

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The Great Race

The world's greatest cycle race will start in the world's greatest county on 5th & 6th July 2014 bringing millions of fans to the Yorkshire roadside to cheer on the champions of the sport.

It will be the first time it has visited the north of England having previously only made visits to the south coast and the capital.

Yorkshire is the UK's biggest county and home to some of Europe's most stunning countryside and coastline. Our vibrant cities are complemented by pretty market towns. We believe the rich diversity of its scenery and the warm welcome you will receive really does make Yorkshire the greatest place on earth.

The Grand Depart will be a festival and a spectacle for fans and first timers alike. Yorkshire will rise to occasion and give the riders, the teams and the race organisers a race to remember.

The route will take the cyclists through some of our great and historic cities, including the Roman walled city of York, Leeds - the UK's second biggest financial centre, the stunning cathedral city of Ripon, and Sheffield, which is fast becoming known as one of Europe's great sporting cities.

How can I watch the race?

  • Big screens will be showing the live and highlight footage throughout the weekend
  • If you bring your bike you can cycle to the nearest point of stage 1 in under 10 minutes (3 miles) and stage 2 in under 30 minutes (9 miles).
  • The walk to the first stage will be signposted and is easily accessible for all. It will take approximately 40 minutes to get to Skipton where the race passes through. Stage 2 will take about two hours to walk to.
  • Have a look at the Yorkshire Grand Depart website for more information: letour.yorkshire.com/

 

What are the festival opening times?

Thursday 3rd July:  2pm - 2am
Friday 4th July: 8am - 2am
Saturday 5th July: 8am - 2am
Sunday 6th July: 8am - midnight
Monday 7th July: Departure by midday

Is there anywhere to lock my bike securely?

There is a secure compound where you can you lock your bike. You must bring your own bike lock. The racking will be scaffolding poles which the saddle will hook onto, so the lock will need to be bigger than a mini D-Lock. The compounds will have 24 hour security, however please note all belongings are left at your own risk.

Should I bring my email confirmation?

Whilst we will have a list of names on the door of people who've booked tickets, bringing your email confirmation with you will speed up the entry process. Please also bring a form of identity. Entry wristbands will be issued on arrival at the festival.

Will tickets be posted to my address?

Tickets will not be posted, and you will collect an entry wristband on arrival at the festival.

What happens if I haven't received or have lost my confirmation email?

Your confirmation email might have been sent to your spam folder, so check there first. If you can't find it we will have a list of ticket holders at the entrance.

I'm arriving separately to the person who has the tickets. How will I get in?

You will need to know the name of the person who booked the tickets and we will issue you with an entry wristband.

We are coming in a campervan but our friends aren't, can we camp next to them?

Unfortunately this is not possible as the campervan/caravan/trailer tent field is separate from the tent camping field. If you have a small tent you wish to pitch next to your caravan/campervan/trailer tent you can, however this must be yours and not a friends. Tents cannot exceed 4m square. Due to the size of Rapha Tempest, we are unable to provide any electric hook up.

Are there showers in the pitch your own tent area?

Yes, there will be shower blocks available.

 Camping information

  • Hot showers available in all camping areas
  • Campfires are not permitted
  • Disposable barbeques will be permitted – please use the bricks provided to avoid damage to the land and do not use barbeques within your tent
  • Small camping gas canisters only permitted (up to 2.7 kg in gas weight). No cylinders
  • Campsite wardens will be stationed in the camping area throughout the festival to answer any questions
  • We have a family camping area, which is away from the main arena to minimise noise at night. Please only camp here if you have your family with you
  • Please respect your neighbours and keep noise to a minimum especially after 11pm
  • Quiet time will need to be adhered to after Midnight
  • Please only bring tents relevant to number of people due to occupy them
  • Please take all your belongings with you when leaving Rapha Tempest
  • Rapha Tempest accepts no responsibility for items lost or stolen on site. Please leave your non-essential valuables at home
  • You are not permitted to park beside your tent, but there is ample parking on site a short walk from the camping areas.

Will cash machines be available on site?

There are NO cash machines on site. There are cash points in Skipton.

What are the facilities for disabled persons?

  • Please note Rapha Tempest is situated within the grassy fields surrounding Broughton Hall Estate, and although we will make every effort to make the experience as accessible as possible to all. Should you have concerns regarding the layout or terrain of the event site, it may be worth getting in touch in advance to see whether it is suitable for you info@raphatempest.cc
  • A segregated camping area is available for disabled persons should they wish to use it. This is situated closest to the event arena, with a wheelchair accessible route linking the two. This camping area will contain appropriate sanitary facilities for disabled persons and room to park vehicles nearby. Disabled access toilets will also be available within the event village.

What do I need to bring?

  • Sunscreen, sunglasses, rainwear
  • Camping equipment
  • Confirmation email
  • Proof of ID
  • Cash

Age restrictions/information for families

  • An Adult ticket must be purchased by anyone over the age of 14.
  • A Child ticket must be purchased by anyone aged 14 and under.
  • Under 18’s must be accompanied by an adult over the age of 18. If you arrive to the event and look under the age of 18, we will ask you to identify your accompanying adult, or produce proof of age to show you are over 18.
  • Key workers managing the activities will be CRB checked.
  • Children under 18 are the responsibility of their guardian/parents and signage within the children’s area will alert adults of this.
  • Activities undertaken within the children’s area will be suitably risk assessed and any age restrictions will be applied by notice.
  • Baby changing facilities will be available.
  • If found to be under 18 without and accompanying adult, you will not be permitted to enter the site.
  • Acceptable forms of ID are a passport, driver license or proof of age card bearing the PASS mark logo.

These are in addition to those in our terms and conditions. We have strict guidelines to adhere to if we want to be able to repeat the festival. Please do not make it harder for us to stage the festival next year by ignoring the points below.

  • No animals allowed on site
  • No glass
  • No amplified music i.e. don't bring your own stereo system
  • Your own alcohol will not be permitted in the arena
  • No gazebos in the event village
  • Try to keep general noise in the campsite to a minimum especially after 11pm.

Alcohol/drugs policy

The dealing or use of illegal drugs is not condoned by Rapha Tempest.

The nearest train station is Skipton (5 miles) which has direct links to Leeds.

For information on road closures and potentially heavy traffic, please visit the Le Tour Yorkshire website.

As you approach the Rapha Tempest Festival, signage will direct you to the car park and ticket collection point.