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?
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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