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Source to Sea Trail

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Saturday 25th May 2024

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Monday 16th October 2023 at 09:00
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Tuesday 21st May 2024 at 20:00
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35 Participants
Entry Fees
Entry Fee   £50.00   

Plus 6% booking fee

Event Organiser - Adrian Wright

The Source to Sea Trail is a bikepacking adventure by gravel or mountain bike into the heart of Yorkshire. It is a unique and inspiring long distance circular route, 850kms long with 12,450 meters of climbing, that connects the network of old trails that weave their way across Yorkshire on the ridge of high ground where 10 rivers such as the Calder, Aire, Wharf, Ure, Nidd, Swale and Esk have their source.

A short film titled 'Source to Sea' gives you an overview of the route and landscape:

The trail starts in the center of Hebden Bridge and within a mile you are on bridleways over Pennine moors and heading north to gravel tracks through the Dales.  We pass along the moors at the head of Wharfedale, Littondale, Nidderdale, Wensleydale and Swaledale and into villages such as Keld, Muker and past the Dales Bike Center. 

Then it's onto Richmond and over the Hambleton hills, up to a fine stretch of the Yorkshire coast between Whitby and Scarborough before returning via gravel tracks on the North York Moors and country B roads across the Vale of York into the center of York and then out towards the Humber Estuary where we cross the world's longest cycle path on a suspension bridge to return to Hebden Bridge via 'B' roads, greenways and bridleways across the high moors.

There will be a gpx route file with a 700km option as this misses out the Humber Estuary loop that takes riders east and instead goes due south from Selby to Castleford.

50% of proceeds will go to support the tree planting and 'leaky dam' building work of ForUs Tree, a workers coop with a tree nursery in Mytholmroyd, Calder Valley.

Included in entry:

GPX file - A field tested gpx file for the 850km route will be sent to your email address one week prior to the event.  This will be split into two parts, an 'outward' from Hebden Bridge to Whitby and a 'return' from Whitby to Hebden Bridge. There will also be a gpx route file sent to you for the 700km route.

GPS Tracker Page - Riders will use an event page on the Track Leaders  ‘dot watching’ platform to upload their personal GPS tracker ‘dot’ and so enable event officials and others to monitor their progress and establish their ride time. if you do not own a tracker there we have details of where you can hire one.

Event Hub -  We will have an open air gathering point at the Canal Marina in Hebden Bridge where riders gather, sign on and fuel up on tea/coffee and home made flapjacks. 

Starting line - Group start at 7am, the Canal Marina on Market Street, Hebden Bridge. 

Badge - Every rider on the starting line will receive a cloth badge made in Leeds embroidered with the Yorkshire Divide logo. It is customary to hand a badge at the end of an event but for this event we are reversing the norm.

Friday Social - 4-6pm at a local venue there will chance to have a pre-ride social. 

Maps, photos and trail info at -


Please not the organisers do not provide insurance:

Therefore it is advisable to have your own insurance. Being insured through either British Cycling, Cycling UK or other appropriate body would help cover you for your personal liability and any possible bike loss/damage or injury.

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