- Riding near Hebden Bridge
I am going to be in the area from Monday for a few days and I wondered where the good riding can be found? I won’t have a car so I’ll have to ride to the trails. Never been in the area and I’d looking got shortish 3-4 hour rides.
Any ideas???? Links to maps etc….
CheersPosted 4 years agoBen_HSubscriber
I went there in 2003 with my bike and spent a happy 3 days riding.
I remember that I picked-up a locally-produced pamphlet from the local Tourist Information Centre, which when teamed with an OS map, guided me to some great routes.
Memories include a massive climb out of Hebden itself, lots of riding along stone-walled bridleways, another massive climb with a nasty dog and an ace descent with carved (?) rock steps.
Obviously Singletrack is based around the corner, so I guess these routes form their local test circuits.Posted 4 years agowilde86Member
this is a good place to start.Posted 4 years ago
From Hebden, look at doing the Gorple Lower / upper Reservoir back via Hardcastle Cragg.
Hebden to Royd on Route 66, Royd to Blackstone Edge (road climb though) (tour de Yorkshire stage) upto Black Stone reservoir, Warland arcoss Pennie way to Stoodly Pike descend into Hebden.
A long one – Hebden – Stodley, upto Warland Reservoir, White holme – right onto Turvin Road – left onto A58 Rochdale Road (1 mile downhill road) – left onto Bluebell Road – Left onto Bridleway – toward Sykes Road/ new road – Down Cragg road – Left to Hinchcliffe arms — follow road to sumit – across back to Stodley Pike into Hebden. (Route can be cut short in many places if required.
If required – can stick some markers on a map –
If your a full face rider – Could do Cockhill – (ride to Todd) – it may only be open weekends thinking about it…Posted 4 years agomike399Subscriber
Blazing saddles do a night ride (Tuesday I think). I suggest you bob in and ask for a few directions before setting off on a ride and they’ll point you in the right direction.
(Oh – not to put you off, but Good look with the weather! – the Tod/Hebden road was filling up nicely tonight!)Posted 4 years ago
and as mike399 says…. Its been pi55ing down over the last few days so expect your clothing to weight more than your camelbak bladder!!
Also… on a more serious note – the weather looks pretty crap from Sunday night onwards, i always share my route when solo.. as it can be pretty bleak. eg – a month ago is was lovely sun in Hebden… really strong winds at Stoodly and uptowards Warland it was heavy rain and hail…. back to Hebden and still sunny !!Posted 4 years ago
Good video.. it does not look too bad in the video if you don’t know the route – but when your hangover the edge ready to go with a 50mph cross wind its a good’un !
Aah I can’t take credit for that video, I just found it on YT to show the fun-ness. Totally agree, GoPros never really show the severity of several things like angle of slope, scale of obstacles (they tend to get flattened), degree of hangover, and yorkshire weather! 😀
When we were descending down from stoodley pike last time, a few of us were waiting for the others at the bottom discussing how much fun it was. Only to see a mate ambling down the steep hill chasing after his back wheel, it was well ‘Last of the Summer Wine’.Posted 4 years ago
Its still fully ride able – even picked up a tail wind too on some of the climbs…. (while forgetting about the cross wind with horizontal rain!!)
I run a fender bender, works well on the wet speed sections for the forward spray.
Had to get changed outside before coming into the house !
Posted 4 years agoEcky-ThumpMember
Buy the OS map and look for
dashed[b] dotted[/b] green lines.
On a more helpful note, my advice would be to stick to the steep valley side routes around Hebden & Hep’. The moorland routes will have degenerated to slop by now but the valley sides drain quickly.
We paid a visit on Saturday and managed 2500ft of cheeky descents in about 8 miles total.Posted 4 years ago
Rickt -Time usually means a couple of ups and a couple of downs, theres not much along .Road doesnt need to be ridden that often , I am just a rider in the group , a man called Simon has set it up but as said its a new group. Toffer – all welcome .Dan was that the day I face planted the tree ? (chuckle)Posted 4 years ago
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