Event Description

Inspired by the riding straight from Hope’s factory doors, the route criss-crosses the border between Lancashire and Yorkshire. Taking in fantastic scenery and showcasing our local tracks, trails, bridleways and backroads.

Over the years this area has been the test bed for many Hope products, and today these lanes and trails are the ones that many Hope Technology employees ride and train on a day-to-day basis.

This year, to include some friendly competition, we’re adding to the Mastiles Lane Hill Climb with two new super special stages along the way. This is your opportunity to test yourself against the clock, and your friends, to be in with a chance of winning some Hope goodies.

The Routes

Riders will have the choice of whether to tackle to the route on a Gravel, CX or mountain bike – all will have their pros and cons.
The Long Route is 102kms in length with approx. 2,000m of ascent
The Short Route is 90kms in length with approx. 1,790m of ascent.

The fastest riders should take around 4½ hours on the long route and around 4 hours on the short.
Provision of GPX files, waterproof maps and fully signed route
Well-stocked feed stations
Electronic chip timing
Custom Hope made medal for every finisher

Book Early

Rider numbers will be limited to a maximum of 500. It is envisaged that as well as top level riders from all over the UK the event will attract many local riders.

Event Logistics

Ride briefing notes: Coming soon
Start time: 0730 – 0900
Start location: The event will start and finish at the Hope Factory in Barnoldswick from 0730 with riders setting off until 0900
Start / Finish point address: Hope Technology, Hope Mill, Calf Hall Road, Barnoldswick BB18 5PX
Entry cost: The entry fee for the Long Route is £40 per rider, for the Short Route it is £35. A booking fee of 6% will be added to the total order by our online entry partner, Results Base.
Car parking: Allocated area, close to the Hope Factory
Your safety: We will be working alongside the team at Hope Tech to ensure a great day out for all on the bikes. There will be full medical cover out on route and marshals / trained staff will be placed at key locations around the route at gates and some road crossings.

Local Accommodation

Check out this website for places to stay in the area.

We are here to help

If you have any questions or queries about the route please contact Rather Be Cycling. Telephone 017687 78848 or email cheryl@ratherbecycling.co.uk