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The Brian Robinson Memorial Challenge 2023
This is a challenging 75-mile cycle circuit which offers riders the opportunity to take in some of the country’s most iconic climbs, including Holme Moss.
The ride is named after Britain’s first Tour de France stage winner who has an impressive list of cycling achievements. Brian has also played a major role in bringing the Tour de France to Yorkshire in 2014
This event has been run since 2007, and riders have travelled from across the country to take part. As always, we have retained the key elements of an enjoyable cycling experience and taken into account riders’ comments from previous years.
The ride will again hopefully feature a closed road mass start thanks to the kind support of Kirklees Council Highways Dept, West Yorkshire Police and Metro. It will again have the moto marshal support from West Yorkshire Advanced Motorcyclists
The event this year starts near Cleckheaton and quickly takes in the first Pennine climb, this will allow riders to select the pace for their ride.
From the heights of the Pennines, we descend before again sharply rising to tackle the daddy of them all, Holme Moss
The climb from Holme now has distance markers on the surface to allow riders to count down the climb and truly feel the experience, the summit being marked with signs.
The scene is then set for a roller coaster ride encircling the scenery made famous by BBC’s Last of the Summer Wine, before finishing with a descent to the event HQ.
There are many options for riders to cut short and head back to base should the need arise, but don’t forget to come back next year to complete the event.
The ride couldn’t happen without help and support from partners
On-route rider assistance and back markers provided by Streetbikes
Route marshalling provided by www.wyams.org.uk
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