View & download the route here- https://ridewithgps.com/routes/18677900
The Steel Gravel Tour route is 44 miles long with over 4,700 feet of climbing, so will be a great challenge!
The route is made up of gravel tracks, roads and couple of short sections of less well surfaced bridleways. You can use any bike you like, from a road bike to a mountain bike, although a gravel, cyclocross, xc mountain bike or hybrid type bike will be the best option for the mix of terrain on route.
The route uses parts of the Stocksbridge loop of the Tour de Yorkshire route, of which the race will be doing two laps of the town and surrounding hills. The Steel Gravel Tour includes one lap of a similar route towards the end of the ride.