Brian Robinson Challenge Ride

20th January 2011
This is a challenging 75 mile cycle circuit which offers riders the opportunity to take in some of the countries most iconic climbs, Holme Moss, for example, has featured in cycling events at the highest level for over half a century.

The ride is named after Britain’s first Tour de France stage winner who has an impressive list of cycling achievements. Brian is also President of the Dave Rayner Fund.

This event has now been running since 2007 (previously run as the Kirklees Sportive), and attracts riders from across the country to take part. As always we have retained the key elements of an enjoyable cycling experience and where possible taken into account riders comments from previous years

The ride has featured a rare closed road ,mass start thanks to the kind Support of Kirklees Council Highways Dept, West Yorkshire Police and Metro.

The event starts near Huddersfield and quickly takes in the first Pennine climb, this will allow riders to select the pace for their ride. The event takes in the finest parts of Lancashire, Derbyshire, South and West Yorkshire and from the Yorkshire side the ascent of Holme Moss features countdown markers on the climb and a summit marker to aim for, giving riders another unique experience.

Route marshals are kindly provided by West Yorkshire Advanced Motorcyclists, a feature well liked by our previous riders for their friendly and reassuring directions

The scene is then set for a roller coaster ride encircling the scenery made famous by BBCs Last of the Summer Wine, before finishing with a fast descent to the event HQ.

With 2 feed stations, mechanical support and the presence of cycling back markers it is a great day out whether you are an avid sportive rider or user the event for your annual fitness check.

The rider handbook has comprehensive route instructions , maps and contact details and should the need arise there are many options for riders to cut short and head back to base , but don’t forget to come back next year to complete the event.

This year our profits will be supporting the Dave Rayner Fund and Yorkshire Air Ambulance

The previous rides have so far donated over £21,000 to worthy causes.

Start/Finish: This year we are pleased to be able to base the ride at the Stadium Health and Fitness Centre, at the famous Galpharm Stadium, Huddersfield . By kind permision of Kirklees Active Leisure and partners.

On the day Rider Registration opens 0730 Sunday 17 April, Ride starts at 0900 - HQ location

The ride couldn’t happen without help and support from partners

Mechanical Support
On route rider assistance and back markers provided by

Route marshalling provided by

Feeder stations operated and supplied by Kirklees Catering and Cleaning Services

All enquiries regarding entries to Event Organiser Martyn Bolt, email:

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