Route Information & Viewing Notes

The long route takes in a total of 14 named climbs and the medium route takes in 13 of the climbs missing only Jowler Bank. Most named climbs are fully or partially cobbled and this does not include the other ‘regular’ hills that are on the route.

The route does include some urban areas, but is predominantly on roads that take in incredible scenery in both Kirklees and Calderdale. On a good day (and we have been blessed with so many over the years) you will get truly magnificent views of the area and be blown away by the variety of terrain and enjoyment of taking on the RVC challenge.

The key climbs and notes for those wishing to support the event, take pictures and cheer riders on are as follows:

Steele Lane (Links Sowood to Krumlin, classed as Barkisland, nearest pub is the Dog and Partridge on Forest Hill Road)

Cliffe Ash (Close to Golcar church)

Dodlee Lane (coming out of Golcar)

Brighouse Wood Lane (on the outskirts of Brighouse)

Staups Lane (Near The Stump Cross Inn, Halifax)

The Hough (Also very near The Stump Cross Inn, Halifax)

Shibden Wall (Street name is Lee Lane, and closest pub is Shibden Mill Inn)

Gibb Lane

Old Lane (Luddenden Foot village centre, next to the church, near Lord Nelson Inn)

Jowler Bank – Comes after Feed Station 2, if you are on the long route, not included on the medium route. This takes you up towards Wainstalls and Oxenhope Moor loop

Woodhouse Lane (Copley / Halifax)

Wakefield Gate (comes out near Wainhouse Tower and Crossley Heath School, Halifax)

Exley Bank (Salterhebble)

Trooper Lane (Halifax)


Then its back to base.

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