You are invited to our 30th Birthday Celebrations! Come ride with us!

Mills n Moors Series ’30 for 30′
Join us as we celebrate 30 years of the Blazing Saddles bike shop with two routes of 30km and 30 miles that take in some of the best trails above Hebden Bridge in the upper Calder Valley, West Yorkshire. Entry is for the whole event then just choose your route on the day.
(a) Wizard of Whirlaw
30km gravel / mtb route with 800 meters of climbing
(b) Top of the Stairs
31 mile gravel / mtb route with 920 meters of climbing

Please note both routes go DOWN the Penny Steps!

Giving something back to the Calder Valley
The event will aid the work of Slow the Flow and Calder Valley Mountain Rescue. Entry £15.
The rides on the ‘Mills n Moors Series’ are a personal challenge. They are not races, there is no ‘mass start’ and the route is NOT way marked. Both routes start form the lane at the back of the shop, head along the canal towpath and then its up to the tops.
At the end of the ride they’ll be a party in the yard at the back at the shop to which everyone is invited!
The routes use bridleways and tracks of gravel, peat and stone and whilst they are challenging, as we cross large areas of cross open moorland and there is no rescue vehicle, they are NOT techy enduro or downhill mtb style routes.
Maps and a description of the routes together with the location of the starting line can be found on the Yorkshire Divide website:
Start Time

Meet us at the start line between 8.30am-10am for a cup of tea / coffee and pick up your embroidered cloth badge and head off. There is no ‘mass start’.

The group social ride departs at 10.10am. If you aren’t 100% confident about following a gpx route file or just want to ride with a bunch of other folk on a bike then join us. There is no fixed speed we cycle at. We will be stopping and waiting for each other and we can take turns opening the many gates!

Any one of the following bikes would get you around the route: Gravel bike / Cyclocross bike / Mountain bike / E-bike The terrain is not suitable for road bikes. Any question about the ride then please contact:


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