Exclusive: The roads of the Ronde Van Calderdale
Cobbled roads of Yorkshire host tribute to Begian Classics
Published: 31 March 2014
With entries sold out for the 2014 edition of the Ronde Van Calderdale anticipation is building for one of Britian's most challenging sportives, as riders prepare to emulate the professionals doing battle in the northern classics.
On Sunday 350 riders will take on the unqiue challenge which features 13 cobbled sectors over the reveered 76 mile routenwith over 10,000 feet of climbing.
We visited the Yorkshire roads of the Ronde and captured images of the most recognisable sections of the ride, which supports young local aspiring cyclists through the Kirklees Cycling Academy.
Ronde Van Calderdale
Distance: 75.9 miles
Ascent: 10,121 feet
13 cobbled sectors including:
Steele Lane: 0.4 miles
Shibden Wall: 0.5 miles
Gibb Lane: 0.5 miles
Old Lane: 0.1 miles
Trooper Lane: 0.4 miles