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Challenge Ride 2: Haworth, Hebden Bridge and Widdop Moor

Bike 61.4mi
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Our road cycling tours are for keen road cyclists of all abilities and we offer circular routes staying in different locations each evening as well as tours and day events based in our home town of Ilkley.

The rides are an exclusive individual guided and supported experience similar to a ‘sportive’ ride in that there is a set route, but are not timed. What you get over and above a typical sportive is a pre-ride bike check, a support vehicle and team mechanic, the benefit of riding in a small group with your own dedicated ride leader and lunch.

How to enter the Challenge Ride 2: Haworth, Hebden Bridge and Widdop Moor

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    61 miles

    Bike 61.4mi
    £50
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Challenge Ride 2: Haworth, Hebden Bridge and Widdop Moor route

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This route gives a taste of riders a taste of Bronte country, now famously used in both the Tour de France and the Tour de Yorkshire. There’s a truly distinct character to this part of Yorkshire and if you’ve not been here before, the roads and scenery will win you over big time! Don’t be deceived by the relatively short distance of the ride, the hills are not long but they come thick and fast meaning that the ride will feel much more than the 61 miles! The ride also tips a nod to the spring cobbled classics, taking in 2 short (not steep) cobbled climbs.

After a climb out of the Wharfe Valley a more testing rise from the Aire Valley takes you over to Haworth to join a section of the 2014 Tour de France route taking in the famous cobbles and the Cote de Oxenhope Moor. An exhilarating descent will you deliver you to the 'happy valley' town of Hebden Bridge and then shortly onto the (top 100) climb of Heptonstall Lane followed by scenic Widdop Moor. The route then bears east again and riders are treated to a classy descent into Carleton before the final climb of Addingham Moorside heading back into Addingham then onto Ilkley.

Event Details

What’s Included

Energy

OTE nutrition (bars, gels and drinks tabs) and bananas

Food & Drink

Lunch: Sandwiches, fruit and cakes.

Drinks

Water and energy drink whilst out on the road.

Pre ride bike check

by Cytech qualified mechanic

Ride Leader

At least one experienced local ride leader per group (typical group size 8, max 10 riders)

Strava

Route mapped on Strava, option to download GPX or TCX file

Support vehicle

will carry water, spares (tubes, tyres etc). You can also deposit items, eg clothing options, in the vehicle and gain access at certain points on route. Space in the van for 4 people / 4 bikes.

Mechanic

A qualified (Cytech) bike mechanic will accompany the ride (in the support vehicle) to provide mechanical assistance and repairs. The mechanic will also be available before and after the ride.

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Challenge Ride 2: Haworth, Hebden Bridge and Widdop Moor weather forecast

Overcast throughout the day.

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13°C
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At the heart of Yorkshire Velo Tours is a passion for road cycling in Yorkshire. We have a well qualified, knowledgeable and enthusiastic team to make your cycling experience one to remember. Our cycling tours, rides and routes and group events are designed for riders of all abilities who want to enjoy what Yorkshire has to offer.

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