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1st Holme Valley (Holmfirth) Scout Group

Holme Valley District Scouts, West Yorkshire


Welcome to the Holme Valley Mountain Bike Challenge.

Well done to all those who completed the 2017 we event hope you enjoyed your day! Finishing times are now available via the link on the left.

You might have noticed a photographer on the route you check out his photos here http://www.morleyphotography.com/. Can you find that action photo of yourself?


We had a set of 3 new routes for 2016, there have been minor changes for 2017 so please check these out. Click the routes link on the left to view interactive maps and download the GPX files; if you have sat-nav on your bike! Please note all routes now run clockwise around the valley!


Taking part in The Bike Challenge?

  • The start and finish line is in the small village of Hade Edge, above Holmfirth; some say it was the last place God made! Click here for a map

  • The Challenge has 3 routes starting at 0900: the main route for those feeling up to the full challenge is about 30 miles but there are 2 shorter options (~20 & ~15 miles) also available. You can change this on the day, just let us know of any changes when you finish. All the routes consist of a combination of demanding off-road terrain and local roads and lanes. Click the link on the left to view the routes.

  • Please register and collect your Entrant number when you arrive at the Event. Registration will be open between 8.00 and 8.30 am. The Event will commence at 9.00 am PROMPT.

  • The registration marquee will be in the Hade Edge Recreation Ground that is situated on the B6106 Dunford Road. Travel along Dunford Road from the centre of Holmfirth for approximately 2 miles. The recreation ground can be seen on your right hand side just past Longley Farm and opposite the Algy Arms pub.

  • Free parking is available: please follow the signs and marshalls to the designated parking areas; please try to avoid causing obstruction for the local residents at all times.

  • Refreshments will be provided at strategic points around the route and in the marquee at the completion of the event.

What do you get when you finish?

  • A Holme Valley Mountain Bike Challenge T-shirt

  • Aching legs etc (curable in a nice hot bath!)

  • The pleasure of completing a great challenge

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us using the form below.


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1st Holme Valley (Holmfirth) Scout Group
Dunford Road, Holmfirth, West Yorkshire, HD9 2DU
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