Hilly Hebden Bridge and a little bit more

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Off Road (Trail) Biking
Oct 06
2019

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£10.00
Event booking closes on Oct 5 at 10:30:00
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32 km (20 miles) 6 hours

A 20 mile circular route starting and finishing in Hebden Bridge.  From our start point at the White Lion Hotel we will leave Hebden Bridge behind and ride north.  After a fairly tough, but short climb, initially on a minor road, we’ll gently head up to Hardcastle Crags skirting Hebden Dale.  From there we’ll continue on an easy track crossing Hebden Water via the picturesque arched bridge close to Walshaw Dean .  We’ll then continue our journey steadily and gently up to Gorple Lower Reservoir which marks the halfway point of our ride.  A lovely scenic location and an ideal point to stop for our lunch.  After the reservoir, an uphill straight takes us over Heptonstall Moor.  Next after a short flat section the route climbs steeply from Jack Bridge to the top of Blackshaw Head.  All the day’s hard work culminates in a rewarding steep, and all too short, technical descent to Callis Bridge.   The last leg of our journey is a gentle warm down ride along the Rochdale Canal which will take us back to Hebden Bridge for some well-deserved refreshment for those wishing to participate.    I guarantee the memories will last longer than the tired legs.  Bring your camera to capture some of the best scenery in the South Pennines.

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