Brian Robinson Challenge 2012

17th January 2012
Entries are now open (and filling up fast) for the Brian Robinson Challenge, which takes place on the 29th April.

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 at Huddersfield's Galpharm Stadium and quickly takes in the first Pennine climb, this will allow riders to select the pace for their ride. The event takes in 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 Yorkshire Air Ambulance and The Dave Rayner Fund.


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