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1st Holme Valley (Holmfirth) Scout Group

Holme Valley District Scouts, West Yorkshire


Welcome to the 2017 Holme Valley Mountain Bike Challenge.

Entry is now open;

click here to book your place. 

We look forward to welcoming you to Holmfirth for our 25th Anniversary Challenge on the 10th September 2017. More details below abot when and where you need to go.


We had a set of 3 new routes for 2016, these haven't changed for 2017, see if you can improve on last years time! Click the routes link on the left to check them out 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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