The Good Companions 200

June 17, 2018 @ 8:30 am
Mytholmroyd Community Centre
Caldene Avenue
Mytholmroyd, Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire HX7 5AF
£5.00 (£6.00 when paying by PayPal)
Chris Crossland
01422 832 853

By Tejvan Pettinger

Route Overview

605km cycling event starting from Mytholmroyd, W. of Halifax. Controls at Castleford, Pocklington, Bridlington, Malton, Castleford, Mytholmroyd, Fulwood, Glasson Dock and Whalley, plus 5 information controls.

Starting at Mytholmroyd the event follows most of the second part of the 3 Coasts 600, going out to the second coast (the West) at Glasson Dock, and then to the third coast, situated at the “weighvers’ seaport” of Hollingworth Lake, returning to base by way of England’s longest continuous downhill road.

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 £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, Parking and Accommodation

The event HQ at Mytholmroyd Sports and Community Centre, on Caldene Avenue, just off the A646 and approximately 1 mile from Hebden Bridge, 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).

Unusually for a 200, for those wanting to arrive at the HQ on Saturday night, the HQ will be open from approximately 7:00 pm and hopefully floor space for sleeping will be available. A continental-style breakfast will be available early on Sunday before the start. B&B charge is £5.00, and food and sleeping facilities will also be available at the HQ after the event on Sunday evening. It would be appreciated if anybody wanting to make use of these facilities would let me know.

There is also a Youth Hostel (01706 812340) at Mankinholes, approximately 5 miles away. The Tourist Information Offices in Halifax (01422 368725) and Hebden Bridge (01422 843831) may be able to provide details of more up-market accommodation in the area.

Route Sheet and GPX file