Kit Advice

To get ready for City to Summit you're going to need the right kit. For those investing in a bike, footwear and wetsuits our York Performance store offers a range of specialist services in order to get you event-ready:

Video analysis for gait - if you're going to get to the summit of Ben Nevis you'll need some decent off-road shoes: we stock the premium brands in running performance with a shoe fitting service to match.

Professional bike fitting service - you're going to be on that saddle for 112 miles, so you want to make sure your bike is up to scratch. We offer a range of servicing options, from a basic tune-up to a full strip down and rebuild. It’s all carried out in house by our expert team.

Our Endless Pool is a real highlight. Before you dive into the Firth of Forth come and see our experienced team at our York HQ to take full advantage of our state of the art swim lab – we’ll boost your buoyancy and wriggle you into the perfect wetsuit.

Fitting sessions are deducted from your subsequent purchase. Click here to see the great facilities in our showroom:

Bike Recommendations

Scott Bike

Scott F01L (FOIL) – An aero road bike that just eats up the miles during a race yet is equally at home on longer training rides. Sleek, Matt Carbon and seriously sexy.






Felt AR3 (Di2) – The boss. The BigDog.The Guv’nor this bike has beenproven to shave minutes from every hour of riding. This will be the last bike you will ever need.





On a Budget?

Felt F95Felt F95 or F85 - A set of lightweight lively bikes that are perfect for long haul climbing and rapid descents




The Rat Race Store stocks everything you could need to take on this epic challenge. We want to give our customers the very best service and value and here are some great ways to save:

Good kit is all-important in giving you the confidence you need to complete the task at hand. Therefore, for each participant, we are giving you a £150 Cash voucher redeemable against the purchase of any bike at www.ratrace.com when you spend £1000. We’ll even increase to a whopping £300 voucher if you spend £2000. Click here to find out more.

Standard Membership (free with event entry) – Save 15% off everything including sale prices (Except bikes).

Annual Membership – Some options come with £100 kit voucher plus 15% off everything including bikes.

Price Match plus TEN -We will match competitors price and beat it by £10 up to a value of £10.

An interest free option facility is available.