- Colne Valley MTB Challenge 2019
Entries are are now being encouraged for the 16th annual Colne Valley Mountain Bike Challenge, taking place this year on Sunday 12th May 2019 at 9.00am.
The FULL course is a challenging one (as you’d expect) and consists of approx. 30 miles of local paths, tracks, bridleways and lanes around the picturesque Colne Valley area of Huddersfield – regularly featured on TV as settings for Last Of The Summer Wine and Where The Heart Is. We also have an optional SHORTER course OF 20 miles for anyone that could find the full route a bit too much.
The cost of entry is £20 pre-booked (online entry available at http://www.cvmbc.co.uk ) and £25 on the day – although we do encourage pre-booking as it greatly assists the organisation of the event.
All participants will receive a free commemorative T-Shirt and certificate upon completion. The course will be fully marshalled throughout and will have 4 refreshment stops at designated points. There will also be a back-up vehicle available for anyone who wishes to (or is forced to!!) retire early.
Bacon Butties will be on sale beforehand STILL at a nominal £1.00 each, but apart from these EVERYTHING ELSE refreshment wise (soup, bread, bananas, flap-jack, biscuits, coffee, tea etc etc) is FREE. Yes FREE. There is also a brilliant little pub – The Walkers Arms – situated on site, so those that wish to can partake of a pint (or two) if so desired.
So, to sum it up – it’s a 30 mile (or 20 mile) challenging MTB ride, fully marshalled, fully ‘catered’ and absolutely FANTASTIC VALUE, with a pub on site to finish the day off as well. You won’t find a better day out in this area on the 12th May. Come and give it a go – you’ve nothing to lose and we’re absolutely certain that you’ll be well looked after and have a great time.
+++ NOW WITH ADDITIONAL E-BIKE OPTION TOO +++Posted 4 months agodangerousbeansMember
I was one of those administering CPR prior to the paramedics arriving.
We had no response from the guy for all the time we were working on him and it took the paramedics quite a while and numerous shocks to get a pulse.
Once he was relatively stable he was airlifted to Leeds.
Paramedics were reasonably optimistic but it’s unlikely we’ll ever know the outcome.
Please be aware that the Examiner piece is typical of their journalistic standard and has many, if not all, the details wrong.
Fingers crossed that he makes a good recovery.Posted 3 months ago
As an event organiser, here’s something that you think you’ll never have to write:Posted 3 months ago
It is with great regret that I have to inform everyone that the gentleman who was taken seriously ill with a cardiac arrest after the event on Sunday sadly passed away in hospital. Apparently he never regained consciousness and, despite remedial surgery, he suffered a further arrest and drifted away at around 11.00pm on Sunday night.
Ken Witham was 62 years old, but loved adventure and a challenge. He had recently beaten cancer into remission and was keen to get back to peak fitness and resume the outdoor activities that he loved so much.
Ken’s family told me that he was a deeply private person, but very generous of nature, often helping charities local to his home in Rugeley, Staffordshire. It is some comfort to them that Ken passed away doing one of the activities that he loved so much.
The family would like to pass on their heartfelt gratitude for all the help he received and the tireless efforts of those that performed CPR to keep him going until the medical professionals could stabilise him enough ready for the airlift to hospital.
All at the CVMBC pass on our deepest condolences to Ken’s family following such a tragic turn of events at the weekend. Rest in Peace Mr Whitham.munrobikerMember
Sorry to hear that Jonny – I helped a guy who had a heart attack a couple of years ago. We were cycling by and two blokes were kneeling on the ground. Their father in law had ended their bike ride and just dropped down. He was in his early 50s and while I don’t know the outcome I’d be amazed if he survived. We pumped him and shocked him but I don’t think it was to much avail.
The message behind this is that it can just happen, if it wasn’t the CVMBC it would probably have been another bike ride. Don’t beat yourself up about it, I’ve seen how well this event is run.
Condolences to his family – while he was doing something he loved, that’s no age.Posted 3 months ago
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