Leap into the Aire


I was supposed to be on the 100 km Spring into the Dales (again) but rail replacement buses and getting lost caused me to arrive at the depart just as the Spring riders were being dispatched…the ever-accommodating Chris Crossland transferred me to the 50 km ride which was no stroll in the park.

Train lines and platform
Waiting for the train to Mytholmroyd on a sunny morning.
Towpath by canal
This turned out to be the slow/lost route from Halifax to Mytholmroyd.
Old cycle club building in Keighley
Cyclist at Calderdale sign
Top of Cock Hill.
Cyclists at the top of Cock Hill
Fellow travellers on Cock Hill, about to start a fantastic descent.

Leap into the Aire 50 km route

57 km, 4 hrs 30; 110 km all together