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:
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.
For more information see our website: www.calderdividetrail.co.uk