Brian Robinson Challenge Ride

Cycle Sportive , Linthwaite – Sunday, 28 Apr 2013

Event Details

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Start Date:

Sun, 28th Apr 2013

Event Type:

Cycle Sportive (Non-Competitive)


Colne Valley High School , Gillroyd Lane, Linthwaite, Yorkshire, HD7 5SP
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Event Overview

“Excellent organisation and the welcome feeding stations.  There was no shortage of good company and always a friendly word from the many who passed me and the few that I passed.  … If my diary permits I may well be back next year - if only to try to sneak into the Silver category instead of the Bronze! “” Peter King Executive Director British Cycling , 2009 rider

“This ride deserves to be a classic” Richard Peace Cycling Plus review 2008

This is a  challenging 75 mile cycle circuit which offers riders the opportunity to take in some of the countries most iconic climbs, including  Holme Moss.

The ride is named after Britain’s first Tour de France stage winner who has an impressive list of cycling achievements.  Brian has also played a major role in bringing the Tour de France to Yorkshire in 2014

This event has been run since 2007 , and riders have travelled from across the country  to take part..  As always  we have retained  the key elements of an enjoyable cycling experience and taken into account riders comments from previous years

The ride will again hopefully feature a 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.

 From the heights of the Pennines we descend before again sharply rising to tackle the daddy of them all, Holme Moss 

The climb from Holme now has distance markers on the surface to allow riders to count down the climb and truly feel the experience, the summit being marked with signs.

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

There are many options for riders to cut short and head back to base should the need arise , but don’t forget to come back next year to complete the event.

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

Colne Valley Specialist Arts College, for use of their premises

Mechanical Support provided by Trycycling, Kirkburton

On route rider assitance and back markers  provided by

Route marshalling provided by

Feeder stations operated and supplied  by  Kirklees Catering and Cleaning Services

Info for Riders

Riders should sign on from 07:00 on the day to be ready for the start. This is not a commercial event and profits are donated to charities and good causes,so far in the region of £30,000 has been raised. As such no refunds are made on entry fees This year we will donate to, Kirklees Mayor's Charity Appeal supporting Yorkshire Regiment Benevolent Fund.

The Rides

Date Start Ride name Ride length
28/04/13 09:00 Brian Robinson Challenge Ride - 120 km 120km / 75 miles

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Enter a Ride

Ride Brian Robinson Challenge Ride
Date Start Distance Est. Field Size
Sun 28/04/13 09:00 0 laps / 120km / 75m 300
Entry: On Day: (£30.00)
Ride Brian Robinson Challenge Ride
Sun 28/04/13 - 09:00
120km / 75 miles
Est. Field Size: 300
Entry: On Day: (£30.00)

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