Autumn Skylark Sportive – “Tour climbs and so much more!”

Autumn Skylark – 28 September 2014

Cragg Vale, 2km from the summit

The Autumn Skylark Sportive offers you a wonderful riding experience, putting you up against the challenge of three of the most challenging Tour de France 2014 climbs, but then linking them with some of the South Pennines’ most beguiling and beautiful minor roads.

Tour Climbs: Holme Moss and Cragg Vale have become two of the UK’s must-ride climbs following their inclusion in the 2014 Tour de France. Tackle them both, plus the sharp ascent of Ripponden Bank, in the Autumn Skylark – more info on all the main climbs is our Autumn Skylark Climbs page.

60km of New Roads: Compared to our popular Spring Skylark, we’ve come up with completely new set of minor lanes for you to explore and over 60km of the longer route and 25km of the shorter version are completely new. We’ve also switched round the main climbs and their approach roads, so the Autumn Skylark is a very different experience from its Spring counterpart.

When: The event takes place on Sunday 28 September 2014. Start times will be allocated between 8am and 11am.

The Routes: two options, 50km and 115km – Full Details

enterEntry: £25 – on-line entry for both distances. This includes all the on-the-route nutritional support you’d expect on a modern sportive, plus a hot “pie and peas” meal and drinks awaiting you back in the comfortable event HQ. There’s also mobile first aid and mechanical back-up. A large, convenient car-park metres from registration along with male and female changing rooms and showers mean that you can concentrate on enjoying your ride.

Where: The event HQ is at Marsden Golf Club, an attractive moorland course, just outside the centre of the small town of Marsden.

Marsden Golf Club
Mount Road
HD7 6HU (please note, HQ postcode is actually for a farm 100m up the road from the venue)