Ronde Van Calderdale

Designed to mimic the cobbled challenge of Flanders

Welcome to the Ronde Van Calderdale, also know as The RVC. The RVC is a ride designed to mimic the cobbled challenge of Flanders. This event quickly became iconic following publicity from British Cycling back in 2012 for its 14 cobbled climbs, the warm welcome and hospitality from our volunteers and the incredible scenery in the Kirklees and Calderdale districts of Yorkshire.

It is run by a team of volunteers at Kirklees Cycling Academy, a club that was founded in 2010 with the objective of supporting the development of competitive cyclists aged 6 upwards through to the BC Olympic Programme and into professional sport. All proceeds from the RVC are used to further access to quality coaching, rollers, subsidised race clothing and high quality race bikes (road / track and cyclo-cross).

The event has only a medium distance of circa 58 miles and 13 cobbled climbs, and a long distance of 74 miles and 14 cobbled climbs. Both represent a real challenge.

Ronde Van Calderdale

The date for the 14th edition of the RVC has been finalised. The HQ is still at Spen Valley High School on Roberttown Lane in Liversedge WF15 7LX.

The gifts for those that take part have been ordered and delivered. Bentleys Butchers in Pudsey will be, yet again, suppling the post-race pie and Empire Brewery from Slaithwaite will be supplying the Ale.

We can’t wait to welcome you all back. Fingers crossed for the weather.

The RVC Team

Ronde Van Calderdale


58 Miles

13 cobbled climbs



74 Miles

14 cobbled climbs


The KCA and RVC organising committee wish to thank everyone that has participated in the RVC events so far. Together you have helped create funds in excess of £15,000 that has helped us to support over 10 riders onto the Olympic apprenticeship, several into semi-professional race teams and several onto Team GB Road and Track teams. Your participation and support is what makes this possible.

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