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Leap into the Aire

Sunday 1 January, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

(NB Need to alter date and finishing time, add link to AUK website, plus payment details. Do we need route sheet because this just duplicates info on AUK site?)


Cyclists passing reservoirFrom the heart of West Yorkshire this 57km ride will take you into Airedale and back again.

Route Overview

The route covers approximately 57 km (but with 2 cafe stops), taking you from the heart of West Yorkshire into Airedale, and back again, with a generous time allowance for completion. There is a minimum average speed required of 8 kph and a maximum of 20 kph, giving an upper time limit of 6 hours 50 minutes for completion.

Brief route details are as follows: –

Mytholmroyd – Hebden Bridge – Oxenhope – Stanbury – Scar Top – Hill Top – Keighley – Oxenhope – Hebden Bridge – Mytholmroyd

(Maps: OS Landranger 103, 104 or OS Outdoor Leisure 21 or Bartholomews: West Yorkshire)

How to Enter

Click on the green ‘Tickets’ button at the top of the page. This will take you through to the Audax website where you can find entry details.

The event forms part of the Calderdale CTC Events Programme and is registered with the Cycling UK Tourist Competition. There is an entry fee of £4.50 for members of Audax UK or Cycling UK 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.

Start/Finish and Parking

The start and finish will be at our  event HQ at Mytholmroyd Sports and Community Centre, on Caldene Avenue, Mytholmroyd, just off the A646 and approximately 1 mile from Hebden Bridge, which has a large car park and is also easily accessible by rail (cycle-carrying trains stop hourly at Mytholmroyd from both Leeds and Manchester, and more frequently at Hebden Bridge).

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.

Chris Crossland

Entrants Letter, Route Sheet and GPX file (2018 – to be updated)

Leap Into The Aire entrants letter (doc format)

Leap Into the Aire Routesheet (doc format)

Leap Into the Aire GPX track

Links to photos from previous years. Please let me know if you would like an uncompressed version of any photo.

2013 PHOTOS online

2013 More PHOTOS online

2012 PHOTOS online

2011 PHOTOS online





Sunday 1 January, 2023
10:00 am - 5:00 pm


Chris Crossland


Mytholmroyd Community and Leisure Centre
Caldene Road
Mytholmroyd, HX7 5AF United Kingdom
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Please get in touch

Calderdale CTC is a cycling club that is open for all. We welcome new people to join us. Please get in touch using the form here regarding your interest and we will get back to you as soon as possible.