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The White Rose Classic

Firmly established as one of the ‘must-do’ events, and a true classic in every sense of the word, the event is taking place on the 17th June 2012.

Offering you a choice of 3 challenging routes; 110 miles, 84 miles and 50 miles, and taking you through the heart of the stunning Yorkshire Dales, it really is a showcase event for the very best the beautiful Yorkshire Dales has to offer.

The event headquarters will be the fantastic new facility at Ilkley Rugby Club at the edge of Ilkley, providing changing and showering facilities, parking, food and drink.

The White Rose Classic is donating at least 10% of the profits to Sue Ryder .  They support people living through the challenges of life-changing illness.  If you would also like to support this charity  a VirginMoneyGiving page has been created.

More Info Here


The Brian Robinson Challenge 2012

First on the calendar by popular demand.

The Brian Robinson Challenge 2012


Sunday 29th April 2012


Huddersfield, Kirklees


A challenging 75 mile cycle circuit which offers riders the opportunity to take in some of the countries most iconic climbs, Holme Moss, for example, has featured in cycling events at the highest level for over half a century.

The ride is named after Britain’s first Tour de France stage winner who has an impressive list of cycling achievements. The event has now been running since 2007 (previously run as the Kirklees Sportive) and attracts riders from across the country to take part.

Profits from the event go to The Dave Rayner Fund and Yorkshire Air Ambulance.


One route option -

  •  75 miles


  • Waymarked route
  • Electronic timing
  • Feed stations
  • Mechanical support
  • Route marshalls
  • Broom wagon


The Stadium Health & Fitness Complex
Galpharm Stadium
Stadium Way



Website entry – Yes (entry webpage)


  • £25.00 per rider

Bronte Big K CyKlesportive

Bronte Big K CyKlesportive

Date: 17 July 2011
Location: West Yorkshire
Distance: 4.8, 24, 43, 65 & 88 miles
Registration fee: £20 & £25

The inaugural Bronte BIG K CyKlesportive was held 2010 and was instantly hailed as a classic ride to match any in the country by the majority of the field.  The 2011 event promises to be even better!

The event, jointly organised by SportKeighley raises funds for Sue Ryder– Manorlands Hospice.

  • Registration at the Keighley Campus of Leeds City College.
  • Bronte BIGK Memento
  • Timing via chips attatched to bikes/riders for CyKlesportive.
  • Refreshments available at various points on routes 2-5. feed stations kindly sponsored by All Terrain Cycles Bike Store.
  • Something for all abilities.
  • “Race the train” hand-timed in traditional way.


Scenic routes which pass many places and features such as Keighley and Worth Valley Railway, Timothy Taylors Brewery, Penistone Hill Country Park, Saltaire, Ilkley Moor and Otley Chevin.

Choice of five routes all starting from Keighley Campus, Leeds City College

Route 1-Traditional Race the Train-4.8 Miles-1 Hill- or junior option which starts at Lees School, Crossroads and is 1.8 miles. (0 Hills!)£5.00

View the route here

The CyKlesportive routes 2-5 are priced at £20/£10 Juniors

(The £20 entry fee applies to entries received before 1st July, after this date entry will be £25)

Route 2-CyKlesportive-24 Miles-4 Hills

As route 1, but also including Leeming, Cullingworth, Harecroft, Wilsden, Black Hills, Stonely Ridge and Saltaire before heading back to Keighley.

View the route here

Route 3- CyKlesportive-43 Miles-12 Hills

As route 2 but with added legs to include Haworth, Oakworth, Goose Eye, Laycock, Slippery Ford, Scar Top and Stanbury, before following the route 2 course over to Saltaire and back to Keighley.

View the route here

Route 4-CyKlesportive-65 Miles-15 Hills

Similar to route 3 but additional leg from Saltaire taking riders to Baildon, Hawkesworth, Guiseley, Carlton, Otley, Ilkley and East Morton, before returning to Keighley.

View the route here

Route 5-CyKlesportive-88 Miles-21 Hills

This route follows the same course as Route 4 but includes an additional leg through Silsden, Cononley, Cowling, Sutton and Steeton before finally returning to Keighley.

View the route here

Camp and Ride! For 2011 we have teamed up with local tourist attraction East Riddlesden Hall as part of the National Trust Cycling Festival are putting on free camping and a “pasta-que” on the evening before the event. To book in for camping and the “pasta-que”, please contact Andrew Wood on the details given below.

Register online here:
>Register for the traditional Race the Train 4.8 mile route

Register for the Cyklesportive Junior – legs 2 to 5
>Register for the Cyklesportive Adult place – legs 2 to 5

Event details

Date 17 July 2011
Time CyKlesportive-Staggered Start:7.30am-10am
Race the Train-Mass Start-9.40am
Activity type Sports & Leisure Events, Challenge, Family Events, Cycling
Location Keighley and District (Bronte Country)

Contact details

Name Andrew Wood
Telephone 01535 640176

Pendle Predator Cycle Challenge

10 Reasons to Enter cottages4you Pendle Predator Cycle Challenge:

1. Challenge yourself on the routes previously tackled by elite riders on
the Tour of Britain, Kelloggs's Tour and most recently last year's National
Road Race Championships!

2. Enjoy cycling in the most scenic and beautiful areas in Lancashire!

3. Conquer the renowned Nick O Pendle Climb!

4. Enjoy time with family and friends at the FREE cycle show!

5. Raise money for Barnardo's!

6. Meet new people with a shared love of cycling!

7. Uncover new cycle routes!

8. It will get you in shape for those lovely summer days!

9. Cycle through the geographical centre of Great Britain - Dunsop Bridge!

10. Theres even a chance to pedal you own fruit smoothie!

Pendle Cycle Show

Everybody needs a bit of support- so why not bring your family and friends
along with you. Whilst your off pedalling there is a FREE Event Village for
all ages to enjoy. It will include stunt displays, circus skills, pedal
your own sensational fruit smoothie and try and get a personal best of
cycling up Pendle Hill on a virtual bike ride!

The Cycle Show will be at Rolls Royce Sports Ground from 11am - 4pm.

Reduced Entry Fee for Groups of 4+
You can register a group of any size online at:

Groups of 4 or more get a discount of £1 per person. All group members
must be added at the same time to receive the discount.
Colne Grand Prix- 13th July

Experience the thrills and spills of street racing with non-stop
entertainment, right in the centre of Colne. The race is part of the
British Cycling Elite National Circuit Series and takes place on an 800m
closed-road circuit around Colne’s town centre, making for a fast,
thrilling spectacle. As an annual fixture in the town's events calendar, it
attracts some of the country's best cyclists.

Click below to register:

Find your reason, find your route:

Pendle Predator - 175km - 3122m of ascent!
Pendle Mini Predator - 100km - 1940m of ascent!

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Pennine Events

Organisers of Pendle Predator, Pennine Events Ltd have recently been
awarded small business of the year award, at Lancashire Business View's Red
Rose awards.

Alternatively if you would like us to send you a paper entry form please
email with your postal address and we will send
you some.

The Sponsors


Eric Wright Group


Pendle Borough Council

Other Events:

Great Notts Bike Ride

Pendle Predator

Liverpool Chester

Pedal for Scotland

Glasgow Bikeathon

Harrogate to Holyrood