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3 Hills of the Edge

EMpowered people social ride, test and challenge for all riders (11 to 33 miles)
When: 9.30am Bank Holiday Monday 7th May
Where: Littleborough RUFC. Rakewood Rd, Hollingworth Lake, Littleborough, Lancashire, OL15 0AP

If you suffer from altitude sickness this event may not be for you, but if you want to push your boundaries on this fully supported cycle, riding around the top of the Pennines then come and ride the 3 HILLS of the EDGE

This is a hard event but remember it is an EMpowered people Social Cycle, so if you don’t want to climb the hills we will have our support vehicles to take you up and allow you to cycle back down, or you may choose to ride up one hill and stay at the Service area. You can pick and choose the ride.

Please note: EMpowered people hold a liability insurance cover for claims against the charity. This does not cover any personal rider insurance cover EMpowered people the charity recommends that all entrants make their own arrangements to take out their own personal cover for the above event.

Entry is £15 per person pre-booked (limited number of entries can be accepted on the day at £18.00)

Entries online are paid via Paypal (credit/debit cards also accepted, see link after registering)

For a route map please see

The ride will start from the car park of Littleborough Rugby Club cycling along the banks of Hollingworth lake before riders start the first climb, 3 miles to the summit of Blackstone Edge crossing the Lancashire / Yorkshire border. At the border, we will have our EMpowered service area which will be in operation throughout the ride. This means that you could visit the service area up to three times if you want to do the full ride.

From the top of Blackstone Edge, the route heads straight on towards Ripponden with a chance to get your breath on the long downhill towards Baitings Dam. Just before the Dam riders will turn right into the Pike End area and ride the quiet lanes before dropping down into Ripponden.

Through the centre of Ripponden before turning left at the lights heading back up the climb to the Pennine border and the EMpowered Service Area

From the second service area, riders can head towards Crag Vale and enjoy the meandering journey down towards Mytholmroyd, before turning left and cycling the six-mile continuous climb (The longest continuous ascent in England!) back up to Blackstone Edge and the final service stop.

From there the riders will enjoy the wonderful views from the top of Blackstone Edge as they free-wheel back down the hill towards the finish back at the Rugby Club for a well-deserved drink and bite to eat.

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