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1st Holme Valley (Holmfirth) Scout Group

Holme Valley District Scouts, West Yorkshire


The Holme Valley Mountain Bike Challenge 2021 will take place on

New date moved to

17th October 2021


Bookings now open   click here to BOOK YOUR PLACE


2019-Photographs were taken around the route by Simon Morley, these can be viewed and ordered at www.morleyphotography.com via the 'view pictures' link under the album 'HVMBC 19'.


Entry to this year's event costs £15 per person. Optional T-shirt £6 if booked at same time.   

Online entry will be open until 12.00pm on Friday 15th October

'Entries on the Day' and will cost £15 per person. Optional T-shirt £8-50 which will be posted out after the event.    

We strongly recommend entering prior to the event due to its increasing popularity. Advanced booking is preferred and this will guarantee a place 




Taking part in The Bike Challenge?

  • The start and finish line is in the small village of Hade Edge, above Holmfirth; some say it was the last place God made!
  • The Challenge has 3 routes starting at 0900: the main route for those feeling up to the full challenge is about 30 miles but there are 2 shorter options (~20 & ~15 miles) also available. You can choose on the day whichever you feel like doing. 
  • All the routes consist of a combination of demanding off-road terrain and local roads and lanes. Click the link on the left to view the routes.
  • Please register and collect your Entrant number when you arrive at the Event. Registration will be open between 0800 and 0845. The Event will commence at 0900 Prompt.
  • The registration marquee will be in the Hade Edge Recreation Ground that is situated on the B6106 Dunford Road. Travel along Dunford Road from the centre of Holmfirth for approximately 2 miles. The recreation ground can be seen on your right hand side just past Longley Farm and opposite the Boshaw Trout inn.
  • Free parking is available: please follow the signs and marshalls to the designated parking areas; please try to avoid causing obstruction for the local residents at all times.
  • Refreshments will be provided at strategic points around the route and in the marquee at the completion of the event.
  • There will be a photographer out on the route, photos will be available after the event at www.morleyphotography.com/

What do you get when you finish?

  • Optionally (If ordered) you will get a Holme Valley Mountain Bike Challenge T-shirt
  • T-shirts ordered prior to the event will be available to collect.    Orders at the event will be posted out later.
  • Refreshments in the marquee
  • Aching legs etc (curable in a nice hot bath!)
  • The pleasure of completing a great challenge


If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us using the form below.



1st Holme Valley (Holmfirth) Scout Group
Dunford Road, Holmfirth, West Yorkshire, HD9 2DU

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