Calderdale Mountain Bike Marathon

Published on: Oct 05 2012 by Jon Swift

CMBM LogoJust a quick reminder the annual Calderdale Mountain Bike Marathon is happening on Sunday the 14th of October. The marathon, which is run by and in aid of the 24th St Paul’s Scout Group, is a great event which whilst not a race (it takes in many of the local bridleways and racing on those is very naughty) is at the least testing personal challenge, especially the final tarmac hill. Taking in some stunning Calderdale scenery including Hardcastle Crags and Midgley Moor the event starts and finishes in Sowerby. The 26 mile route (it is a marathon) encompasses 3800ft of climbing on a variety of terrain from tarmac to wheel sucking mud and just about everything in between. An average time for completion is around the 3.5 hour mark.

Postal bookings have now closed but you cans till enter online until 8:00pm on Saturday for a fee of £20. Limited registration on the day may also be available but not guaranteed. Entry is available to those 12 and older although those under 16 must be accompanied by an adult (who is also competing). Head over to their website for more details and online entry at To pique your interest further here’s a peek at the route.


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