For those that have completed this ride previously please note the change of start venue: MYTHOLMROYD COMMUNITY CENTRE
The event forms part of the CTC West Yorkshire DA Events Programme and is registered with the District Associations Tourist Competition. There is an entry fee of £4.00 for members of Audax UK or CTC who are resident in the UK. In order to obtain public liability cover, people who are not members of these organizations need to take out temporary membership of Audax UK. Full details are on the entry form.
The route covers approximately 110km, taking you from the heart of West Yorkshire into the foothills of the Yorkshire Dales, and back again, with a generous time allowance for completion. There is a minimum average speed required of 12 kph and a maximum of 24 kph, giving an upper time limit of 9 hours 10 minutes for completion.
Brief route details are as follows: –
Hebden Bridge – Oxenhope – Stanbury – Laneshaw Bridge – Earby – West Marton – Gargrave – Cracoe – Burnsall – Bolton Abbey – Halton East – Draughton – Silsden – Keighley – Oxenhope – Hebden Bridge.
(OS maps 98, 103, 104; Bartholomew’s West Yorkshire)
Anybody intending to take part who requires accommodation in the area either before or after the event should contact the Tourist Information Office in Hebden Bridge (01422 843831). There is also a Youth Hostel at Mankinholes (01706 812340), approximately 4 miles away.
If you have any problems obtaining accommodation or if you have any further queries, please feel free to contact me, either by email or by phone (01422 832853). We look forward to seeing you on the day.
Start/Finish and Parking
There will be refreshments available at the start, and food available at the finish of the event.
Please note that there is some space for car parking at the start. There are other car parks close by in Mytholmroyd. If arriving by car, you could park outside town and ride in, but whatever you choose to do, please be sure to allow time to find a space and to get to the event HQ in plenty of time for the start.