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We Welcome New riders ! April 24, 2016Just turn up ! We have various rides and events from short social rides to long Audax events (print this seasons’ gazette from the Home Page banner) Contact the Ride Leader, or Martin Bird (Thursdays) / Dave Dodwell (Sundays) / Colin Chapman (Tints) or post something on our facebook page if you would like further […]

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Jul 30 @ 9:30 am
Ride Leader : Graham Firth  
Hollingwoth Lake then Glossop meet at Mytholmroyd Community Centre
Jul 31 @ 8:45 am
Ride Leader: Reid Anderson
Aug 3 @ 9:30 am
Ride Leader : Colin Chapman
Cottonstones meet at Sowerby Bridge Market
Aug 4 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Cottonstones @ Sowerby Bridge Market | Halifax | United Kingdom
Ride Leader : Dave Scott
Shipley Glen cafe meet at Windmill court
Aug 6 @ 10:00 am
Ride Leader : John Sutcliffe
Netherthong then Saddleworth meet at Halifax, Bull Green car park
Aug 7 @ 8:45 am
Ride Leader: Graham Joyce
Aug 10 @ 9:30 am
Ride Leader : Colin Chapman
Black Moor meet at Morrisons, Illingworth
Aug 11 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Black Moor @ Morrisons, Illingworth | Halifax | United Kingdom
Ride Leader : Martin Bird
Aug 13 @ 9:30 am
Ride Leader : Graham Firth
Castleford then Lotherton Hall meet at Brighouse, Bethel St car park
Aug 14 @ 8:45 am
Ride Leader: Reid Anderson
Wainstalls meet at King Cross
Aug 18 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Wainstalls @ King Cross | Halifax | United Kingdom
Ride Leader : Dave Power
Aug 20 @ 9:30 am
Ride Leader : Carol Hare

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Reid Anderson Reid Anderson 28 July 2016, 17:15
Route info for Sunday ride 31st July. After last weeks exertions (200km / 125 mile Audax) it is time to knock back on the miles this week with a trip over to Glossop in sunny Derbyshire.

Route out over Cragg Vale for coffee stop at Hollingworth Lake, then on to Glossop via Junction, Delph, Uppermill and Stalybridge.
Choice of lunch venues, either Glossop Cafeteria or W*th*rsp**ns (are you listening David Scott ?). Loading up with carbohydrate is essential as we are then going to make our way back via the legendary Holme Moss climb (no 43 in 100 Greatest Cycling Climbs).

65 miles in total; for anyone who does not feel up to the full ride there are opportunities to bail out at Junction (for Buckstones), Delph (for Marsden) or Uppermill (Holmfirth).

Meet Mytholmroyd Community Centre at 8.45 for 9.00 start.
It is a bit of a main road ride for once but it is a Sunday. For those with an interest it gives the chance to try out one of our classic climbs plus some practice climbs out of Stalybridge and Glossop itself.

And we might even stop in Holmfirth to celebrate.
Martin Bird Martin Bird 28 July 2016, 14:00
It's Friday 8pm at the 3 pigeons again ! A few of us are going down, all welcome
Lucy Armour Lucy Armour 27 July 2016, 22:55
Great ride out to Ossett today with the Tints, with a very nice new cafe stop at the Wellgate. The tea cups were a bit on the large side though!
Margaret Deacon Thanks for the company, good ride & tea. x
28 July 2016, 08:09
Chris Crossland Chris Crossland 09 July 2016, 21:41
East & West Coasts 600 Km. Audax
on 23 & 24 July

Entries for these events have been coming in steadily but not in the numbers that we encountered last year, when the 600 km events were on the last weekend for Paris-Brest-Paris qualification

I'm now looking for volunteers to support the riders in their quest over the course of the weekend of 23/24 July, and hope that members and friends will be generous with their time and efforts.

The event HQ is at Mytholmroyd Community Centre. It's not officially open just yet and renovation work following the floods is still proceeding, but enough of the centre has been refurbished to allow us to use it

A number of members have already volunteered to help out but we do need some more. If you think that you'd like to give something back, please do offer to help out even if it is only for a few hours.

At the moment we need the following:-

1. Somebody on the night of Friday 22 July from about 8.00pm to help me set up the control, and prepare for the riders' Saturday morning breakfast of tea/coffee/cereal/toast etc.

2. Somebody to help dish out the breakfast on the morning of Saturday 23 July - about 4.30am through to about 7.30 am. Could be the same person as above.

3. A number of people to staff the event HQ when riders return from the First Coast for food and sleep, between about 11.00pm Saturday 23rd and 9.00 am Sunday 24th. We have 3 already but could do with another 3 so that everybody can get some sleep during the night.

4. A similar number of people, about half a dozen in all, to staff the event HQ between 2:00 pm and 10:00 pm on Sunday 24th when riders return to complete the events. Helping out for just for a few hours of that would be a great help.

5. On Sunday 24th, 2 people to staff control points, one at Glasson Dock between 11:00 am and 4:00 pm, and another to be at Hollingworth Lake Visitor Centre between 5:00 pm and 9:00 pm.

In terms of facilities for event staff, we have camp beds, and all your food is provided while on duty, plus of course there's the unquantifiable glow from helping the riders to do their bit.

If you can spare some time within the periods indicated, please do let me know, directly on here, or by personal message, or by email to, or by phone to 01422 832853

If anybody would like to look back at last year's events, there's a video by one of the riders, Damon Peacock, at


Lucy Armour Just realised this morning that I missed this - I was supposed to be coming to help early Sunday morning. My memory is terrible at the moment, I think I need a holiday! Really sorry for letting you down guys :-( Hope it went OK anyway, and please don't hesitate to ask me again, just make sure I put it in my phone calendar straight away!
25 July 2016, 07:27
Seán Hanson Thanks for organising Chris
25 July 2016, 07:56