Hebden Bridge

  • Calderdale Big Dog - 152 miles

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    If you want to go out on a big bike ride for the day, and by the day we mean up to 24 hours maybe more; the Calderdale Big Dog provides such a challenge. The route exists after 7 local mountain bikers set out to conquer 50 of the best off road climbs in Calderdale. The route covers a 152 miles and climbs a staggering 23,000ft, big numbers in the world of mountain biking. At this point you are probably thinking why would a group of people attempt this? The simple answer was to raise funds for Bipolar UK and obviously complete the challenge of a lifetime. The team rose over £3K for the charity completing the route in 23 hours.


    The Route

    So how hard is the actual route….honestly pretty brutal, due to the route being based on climbs the route very much follows a up and down spiked profile with very little time spent on the flat lands just spinning away. If you are not familiar with the area Calderdale is made up of steep sided valleys that offer some of the best natural mountain biking in the UK.


    Riding the Route

    Realistically not many people are going to attempt this ride in one go, think that is best left for the extreme and crazy few of the mountain bike community. However the route could be ridden over a number of days or simply pick a section and enjoy what Calderdale has to offer.


    GPS log courtesy of Cycle Calderdale. A full route description for this ride is available on their website here: ​Calderdale Big Dog


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  • Hebden Bridge - Heptonstall Moor

    Hebden Bridge - Heptonstall Moor GPS mountain bike route is in Calderdale in West Yorkshire. It is graded moderate. This mountain bike route of 21 miles starts in Hebden Bridge. It climbs west out of the town on a circular route around Heptonstall Moor. The rocky trails are not particularly technical but there are some long, testing climbs and fast descents. This includes a 3.5 miles descent back to Hebden Bridge to finish the ride.


    GPS log courtesy of Flattyres-MTB. A full route guide for this ride is available on their website here: Hebden Bridge - Heptonstall Moor

  • Hebden Bridge - Heptonstall Moor (FlatTyres)

    Hebden Bridge - Heptonstall Moor GPS mountain bike route is in Calderdale in West Yorkshire. It is graded moderate. This mountain bike route of 21.8 miles starts in Hebden Bridge. It climbs west out of the town on a circular route around Heptonstall Moor. The rocky trails are not particularly technical but there are some long, testing climbs and fast descents. This includes a 3.5 miles descent back to Hebden Bridge to finish the ride.

    GPS log courtesy of Flattyres-MTB. A full route guide for this ride is available on their website here: Hebden Bridge - Heptonstall Moor

  • Hebden Bridge - Singletrack Route

    Hebden Bridge - Singletrack Route in Calderdale, West Yorkshire is a moderately graded 23.5 mountain bike ride. It starts in Hebden Bridge and follows a big loop to Todmorden and back. It contains some great riding, the first half of which takes in the moors and reservoirs of the area. The second half drops through Calderdale, past the outskirts of Todmorden, following the packhorse trails and singletrack that criss-crosses the valley on the way back to Hebden Bridge.


    Kicks off  from the car park in the centre of town, just over the bridge from St George's Square, near the A6033.


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    GPS log courtesy of Flattyres-MTB. A full route guide for this ride is available on their website here: Hebden Bridge - Singletrack Route

  • Hebden Bridge and the Bronte Way

    Hebden Bridge and the Bronte Way mountain bike route in Calderdale is graded Hard/ Difficult and is 21.4 miles long. It follows the trails across the moorlands north of Calderdale, in South Yorkshire.  After starting from Hebden Bridge the route goes through Oxenhope, then along the Bronte Way to Ogden Water, before returning.  It's a great ride with a mixture of terrain for the descents, which includes Pecket Well, and some big climbs that will get your legs burning. If you do this on a bad day bear in mind it can be a bit bleak on't moor, as there is nowhere to hide from the weather.


    GPS log courtesy of Flattyres-MTB. A full route guide for this ride is available on their website here: Hebden Bridge and the Bronte Way. 

  • Hebden Bridge MTB GPS Route - Heading South Side

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    This MTB route kicks off from Hebden Bridge and is 24.5km long.


    GPS log courtesy of Cycle Calderdale. A full route description for this ride is available on their website here: ​Heading South Side


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  • Hebden Bridge MTB Great Descents Ride

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    Starting at the cycle friendly Stubbing Wharf Pub Hebden Bridge this short (12.5 miles) mountain bike ride features some of the best descents in the area. This route is hilly compared to some of the other popular mountain bike locations in England and effort on the climbs is rewarded on the descents.


    This ride features four great descents three of which will put a guaranteed smile on your face and offer experienced mountain bikers a good technical challenge.


    GPS log courtesy of Cycle Calderdale. A full route description for this ride is available on their website here: ​MTB Great Descents Ride


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  • Hebden Dale MTB

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    A classic short mountain bike loop starting in the tourist town of Hebden Bridge. This ride is 13 miles long and graded hard. It takes in some great riding around Hardcastle Crags, Walshaw, Widdop, Blackshaw Head and Ragley. The route begins with a steady tarmac climb until the road rolls down to Hardcastle Crags. Just before the visitor car park there is a hidden bridleway to the right and the real challenge is clearing it without putting your foot down ‘dabbing’ over this very short but technical climb, both power and bike handling skills are needed to overcome the first real challenge of the day.


    The route continues up through the Crags before you take a left up to Shackelton Knoll. This climb is steep on a good day and the time of year can really effect traction as you make your way to the top. A grass descent then drops you through a small hamlet and onto a fast section to Alcomden Water before climbing up to the Calder/Aire Link at Clough Foot.


    GPS log courtesy of Cycle Calderdale. A full route description for this ride is available on their website here: ​Hebden Bridge MTB


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