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The Calder Divide Trail Challenge

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Saturday 17th to Sunday 18th September 2022

Entries Open
Monday 28th March 2022 at 09:00
Entries Close
Friday 29th July 2022 at 17:00
Long - 152 miles; Medium - 124 miles; Short - 98 miles
Entries so Far
119 Participants
Entry Fees
Entry Fee   £40.00   
Event Organiser - Adrian Wright

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The Calder Divide Trail Challenge is a bikepacking adventure around the watershed of the River Calder in West Yorkshire. The challenge takes you from the high Pennine moors to the wide floodplain on an epic ride. The event is in aid of Overgate Hospice.

The Calder Divide Trail Challenge will have three routes especially curated for the event, ranging from;  

           98 miles and around 9,000 feet of climbing

          124 miles and around 10,000 feet and

          152 miles with around 12,950 feet of climbing.

Each route, 80% of which is off-road, uses gravel tracks on the floodplain, ancient bridleways along the ridges, singletrack across the Pennine Moors, Sustrans greenways along the urban fringe, sunken lanes along wooded valleys and quiet country lanes.

You choose how you want to ride:

  • You can ride a gravel bike or a mountain bike. 
  • You can ride it sub-24 hours or
  • You can wild camp, stay in a B&B or choose our campsite with packhorse option.On the challenge we will provide:
  • Navigation - gpx files for each route
  • Route Guide -  14 page guide on where to get food and drink supplies out on the trail
  • Campsite - level grass field, half way round the route, basic facilities, packhorse option
  • Packhorse - drop your tent, mat and sleeping bag at Event HQ and we will transport it to the campsite
  • Timings -  for your personal records
  • Event HQ - loos, wash facilities and bag drop
  • Car park / easy access to a train station
  • Tea, Coffee and plenty of cake at the start & pie 'n peas at the end
  • Event Certificate 
  • Unique event badge 
  • Spot Prizes
  • With the help of our partners RESTRAP, TAILFIN, VOCATION, GIANT in Halifax, BLAZING SADDLES in Hebden Bridge,  ALL TERRAIN CYCLES in Salts Mill, the BIKE MILL in Queensbury and BIKEMONGER in Ripon there will be bikepacking bags, hats, gloves and other practical items in the spot prize draw.

The Calder Divide Trail is the only circular route in Britain that traces the watershed of a river. This is a unique opportunity to trace the River Calder from its beginnings as a trickle in the Upper Calder Valley to its meandering across the floodplain where its an impressive river. There are no entries on the day. The event runs from 7am on the Saturday to 7pm on the Sunday.

At the finish line in Mytholmroyd there will be a well earned pie n peas, beer courtesy of VOCATION, an event room where you pick up your riders certificate of achievement and receive a cool embroidered badge.

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