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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.

ROUTECARD

Ronde Van Calderdale

Distance: 75.9 miles
Ascent: 10,121 feet

Start/Finish: Liversedge

13 cobbled sectors including:

Steele Lane: 0.4 miles
                     12.5%

Shibden Wall: 0.5 miles
                       15.2%

Gibb Lane: 0.5 miles
                  10%

Old Lane: 0.1 miles
                22%

Trooper Lane: 0.4 miles
                       19%