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Apr
19
Sun
2020
The Red Rose Ride @ Oddfellows Rooms
Apr 19 @ 8:00 am

RouteClimbing the Trough of Bowland

Route Overview

The route covers approximately 202 km, taking you from the heart of West Yorkshire into Lancashire, the Red Rose County, via the Trough of Bowland to the coast at Glasson Dock . The return is through Garstang, Inglewhite, and Longridge There is a minimum average speed required of 15 kph and a maximum of 30 kph.

How to Enter

To enter the event, visit http://www.aukweb.net/events/detail/20-99/ for an entry form and how to pay.
NB. Online entries close at midnight on Friday 17 April; however you can still enter at the start of the event.

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 £6.50 for members of Audax UK or CTC who are resident in the UK. There is a surcharge of £0.50 for those who pay by PayPal to cover their fees. In order to obtain public liability cover, people who are not members of these organizations need to take out temporary membership of Audax UK for £3. Details are on the entry form.

Your First Audax Ride?

Download this comprehensive guide to Riding your first Audax (pdf)

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 no space for car parking at the start and many of the surrounding streets are permit or short stay parking. However there is plenty of parking in Pay and Display car parks within 100 yards of the start, and they are free on a Sunday.Map showing Start and Parking

Parking Bikes at the Control

Please note that the owners of the venue do not allow bikes inside on their carpet. Bikes will have to be left outside (or if you have come by car, straight back into your car). We are in the centre of Halifax; please ensure you have a decent lock!

Whalley Abbey café

Café Autisan, run by the Autistic Society,  is open in Whalley Abbey, and is being used as our first control stop. Please use this stop to get your card stamped by one of our team, even if you are not stopping at the café for food.

Glasson Dock café – Lantern O’er Lune

After six years of feeding riders and signing cards, Jonathan and Mel are retiring, so this will be the last year they will be acting as a control for us. We wish them well for the future.

The cafe breakfast menu finishes at 11:45am – but there are still some popular cyclists’ options on the menu, including Jacket potatoes, and fruit crumble and custard! Note that hot food is served up to 2:30pm, and the café closes at 3pm. If closed, get a receipt from the The Shop convenience store next door.

2020 Route Sheets and GPX File (updated 10 March 2020)
NB Please check back the week before the ride, in case of any updates due to road closures etc

Microsoft Word Routesheet (4-Fold) :

  • Plain Table -traditional table on white background
  • Banded table– alternate coloured rows; may be easier to read

PDF Routesheet (4-Fold)

Microsoft Excel Routesheet

Text Routesheet

Text Routesheet

GPX File: RedRoseRideRoute2019

FIT File: RedRoseRideRoute2019

Map of Route

Visit https://ridewithgps.com/routes/19881400

 

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Apr
26
Sun
2020
Spring into the Dales @ Mytholmroyd Community Centre
Apr 26 @ 9:00 am
Calderdale CTC proudly presents
A hilly 115 km from Mytholmroyd into the Yorkshire Dales.

A rider passes an oak tree in the heart of Wharefedale

Route Overview

The route covers approximately 115 km, 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 35 minutes for completion.

Brief route details are as follows: –

Mytholmroyd – Hebden Bridge – Oxenhope – Stanbury – Laneshaw Bridge – Earby – West Marton – Gargrave – Cracoe – Burnsall – Bolton Abbey – Halton East – Draughton – Silsden – Keighley – Oxenhope – Hebden Bridge – Mytholmroyd.

(OS maps 98, 103, 104; Bartholomew’s 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. There is an entry fee of £5.00 for members of Audax UK or Cycling 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

There will be refreshments available at the start, and food available at the finish of the event.

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

Leap Into the Aire @ Mytholmroyd Community Centre
Apr 26 @ 10:00 am

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From 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. 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

2010 PHOTOS ONLINE

2008 PHOTOS ONLINE

2007 PHOTOS ONLINE

 

Jun
27
Sat
2020
Morecambe Midsummer Midnight Madness @ Oddfellows Rooms
Jun 27 @ 11:45 pm

By Christian Cable http://www.flickr.com/photos/nexus_icon/5206342354

Cycle through the night and into the dawn, to Morecambe on Sunday morning to for an early McBreakfast at McDonalds. Then cycle back to Halifax at your own pace over the Trough and through the Forest of Bowland. The event is a Cycling UK Standard Ride which forms part of the Cycling UK Tourist Competition . 130 miles – time allowance 17 hours.

Entries – online or by post – by Thursday 25 June. See How to Enter for more details

 

ROUTE SUMMARY

1. Route to Morecambe

Starting in Halifax, take the A629 to Skipton via Keighley. Then follow the A65 as far as Clapham.

Turn off onto the B6480 over Bentham Moor, to join the A683. Shortly after Caton, follow local roads and Route 69 cyclepath to Hest Bank, and then follow the coastal road into Morecambe, then to McDonalds on Morecambe Rd LA3 3AB which is open from 5am.

2. Recommended Route back to Halifax

The route takes you through Lancaster via the Route 69 cyclepath, and then over the Trough of Bowland down to Dunsop Bridge, and along country lanes to Whalley. Then back along main roads, through Padiham (A671), Todmorden and Hebden Bridge (A646) to arrive back in Halifax, and clock in at The Barum Top Inn (Wetherspoons) by 5pm where you can get a drink and a meal.

[If you choose to make your own arrangements to return to Halifax, please inform the organiser].

2019 Route Sheets and Information (updated 23 June 2019)

Route Sheet – there and back (Excel File .xlsx)

Halifax to Morecambe Route Sheet (.pdf)

Morecambe to Halifax Route Sheet (.pdf)

Detailed directions to McDonalds from Morecambe along Route 69 (.pdf)

View the route, and download in different formats (.FIT, .GPX etc) at Ride with GPS (same as 2018)

CONDITIONS FOR ENTRY

This is a challenging ride. There are no food outlets open during the night, so we have to be self-reliant, and you and your kit need to be in good condition! Cycling UK require that certain conditions are met on the ride. I hope that you agree that they are common sense.

  1. You must be over 18 years of age.
  2. Your cycle should be in a safe, legal, and roadworthy condition, and equipped with lights at front and rear suitable for navigating unlit roads.
  3. You should be familiar and confident at night-time riding. You should wear a Hi-Viz top or equivalent for night-time riding, and carry suitable clothing for adverse weather conditions.
  4. This is an unsupported ride. It is highly recommended that you ride in an organised group for your own safety. Other riders will offer mutual assistance where possible, but you must be self-sufficient ie have the means to make minor repairs (minimum 2 spare inner tubes).
  5. In the event of being unable to continue, you must have your own back-up rescue plan.
  6. We will be travelling on Public roads and therefore you must be aware of other users, ride safely and follow the Highway Code.
  7. When riding as a group, you should follow the ride leaders’ instructions for your own safety, and that of the group. You should take into account the variety of riding styles and abilities of other cyclists. Take care not to reduce your standard of cycling when consulting route sheets, and stop in appropriate locations.
  8. You will be required to check in at certain points along the route, and especially the finish back at Halifax. If you are unable, or choose not, to complete the route, you must contact the organiser to let them know of your plans.

HOW TO ENTER

1. Online (preferred)
[Even if you are paying on the night! – so I have a record of names and mobile phone numbers to give to the Controls in case of emergency]

Fill in the entry form by clicking the green ‘Tickets’ button at the top of this page, Read the conditions carefully. Complete the entry form online and pay by Paypal or Credit/Debit Card – by Thursday 25 June.

2. By Post

Download and print an Entry Form (pdf). Read the conditions carefully. Complete and post the entry form together with your entry fee to: Dave Dodwell, 32 Parkside Avenue, Queensbury, Bradford, BD13 2HQ
to arrive by Thursday 25 June.

 

Getting to / Parking at the Event

Oddfellows Rooms, Coleridge Street is just a quarter of a mile from Halifax Railway Station. If you are coming by car, there are Car Parks 100 yards away from the start, on Prescott Street, which are free on Sunday. It is also a short distance from the finish.