PenDURO (previously XDUROPennines) is a challenging 170km mixed on and off road loop of the Calderdale and Dark Peak areas taking in some of the finest climbs in England. The route is made up of sections of the Trans Pennine and Pennine Bridleway, two Tour de France climbs and numerous local trails combining to a hearty >3,000m of climbing and enough technical climbing to keep you on your toes.
It is held on the first full weekend in October each year.
#penduro18 will run on Saturday 6 October 2018:
The ride will be run in XDURO format - 5 timed segments comprised of gravel and road. Lots of time for socialising in the non-timed bits.
Rider with the lowest aggregate time over the segments 'wins'*.
*There are no entry fees, no prizes, and there is no support. You are entirely responsible for your own actions, only turn up to ride if you are comfortable with this (see Rules for more details).
Photos from @steph3nsmith
What bike shall I ride?
You'd ideally ride this on a gravel/adventure
/cyclocross bike with ~35mm tyres or a XC MTB if you're opting for comfort over speed.
Should I be a dick?
On bridleway sections, always give priority to walkers and be courteous. In short, don't be a dick.
The 'race' consists of the following segments, please favourite them on Strava (see instructions):