607km cycling event starting from Mytholmroyd, W. of Halifax. Controls at Castleford, Pocklington, Bridlington, Malton, Castleford, Mytholmroyd, Fulwood, Glasson Dock, Whalley and Hollingworth Lake,
The 600 km course has to be completed within 40 hours. There is an entry fee of £10.00
The 3 Coasts 600 consists of 2 stages. Stage 1 (381 km) goes out to the first coast (the East), turning at Bridlington, and returning to base. Stage 2 (227 km) goes out to the second coast (the West), visiting Blackpool and 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.
The East & West Coasts 600 bears marked similarities to the original 3 Coasts but misses out on some of the more interesting bits and also the third coast.
The start and finish will be at our customary 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).
For those wanting to arrive at the HQ on Friday night, floor space for sleeping will be available, with a continental-style breakfast provided early on Saturday before the start as part of the catering package. Food will be available at the HQ before and during the event, and immediately afterwards, on a “one charge – all you can eat” basis, in addition to the commercially operated controls at which riders will call en route. Details will be sent out with acknowledged entries.
It will be possible for riders to sleep at the HQ on the Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights. It will help us if you are able to bring a sleeping bag and mat with you.
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.