The Calder Divide Trail Challenge is a bike event that traces the watershed of the River Calder in West Yorkshire. 80% of the route is off-road and is suitable for either a gravel bike or a mountain bike.
There are three route options: 98 miles; 124 miles and 152 miles. The Event HQ is in Mytholmroyd.
The route starts by taking riders out to Hebden Bridge then it’s up onto the moors and around to Castleford and back via Marsden and Todmorden.
From gravel tracks on the river floodplain, to ancient bridleways along craggy ridge lines, along sunken lanes on wooded valley slopes, to singletrack across the Pennine moors, on quiet country roads through former mill and mining towns and traffic free greenways along the urban fringe, this northern landscape has it all.
On the Calder Divide Trail Challenge we will provide;
Navigation - GPX files of the three routes.
Manned Support - friendly faces serving tea/coffee/juice and cake at the start. And pie n peas at the end.
Timings - For your personal record.
Venue - The location of the event will be a five minute ride from a train station. There is car parking, toilet facilitates, water taps and balloons.
Spot Prizes - With the generosity of our partners we are able to offer spot prizes to riders. And beer courtesy of VOCATION.
Badge - Upon completing the route riders receive a cool embroidered badge.
Certificate - You will also receive a paper certificate with the CDT logo and Overgate Hospice logo to celebrate your efforts in raising funds for hospice.