• Rider Information
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Saturday 1st April - 8:30am

Vocation Brewery

Country Business Park

New Rd,

Cragg Vale,

Hebden Bridge


Check In - 8:30am.

Ride Out - 9:30am.

Please find all the information you need in the above PDF Files. This includes a rider information pack and a turn by turn street-view file for each road route

Welcome to the Rider Information Pack for the inaugural Vocation Gears & Beers event. Something new for us, but something we have long wanted to do. The pack should hopefully act as a ‘One Stop Shop’ for any questions you may have and summarise what to expect on the day.

Firstly, our grateful thanks for entering the ride and supporting our chosen charity Overgate Hospice. Overgate should need no introduction to the work and support they carry out locally and the ride will help raise more funds. Please take time to say hello to their volunteers on the day and further support them in their raffle (that’s my polite way of saying bring some cash too!) The Overgate team will be at the Start/Finish and at the two ‘food options’ on the Road Route.

Check In/Ride Out

Please arrive at the above address no earlier than 8.15am. A Car Park attendant will be on site for those using 4 wheels initially. Bike Stands will be provided on the Grass Area between our Head Office and Craggies Farm Shop with Rider Check In taking place inside Craggies. Please bring along proof of entry on your phone or in paper format. Your Ride Bag and Gifts will be allocated there (but can be kept safe until after the event)

Ride Out

Road - Whilst advertised as 9.30am, if you or your group are ready, please set off at your own leisure once all checked in.

Off Road – Given the nature of the route, ride out will remain as 9.30am (although phased) to ensure the group remains together for as long as possible.


If, in theunfortunate event that you must retire from the road event, please contact our on-coursesupport van on 07720 471112 who will be able to collect you if needed.  As with any road incident, please contact therelevant emergency service and also report to the support van.  If you return home towards the end of eachroute and choose not to return to the brewery, please also contact the supportvan giving your name. If you retire from the Off Road route, please contactEmma on 07770 935241

Back at The Brewery

Once you return to the Brewery please check in with a ride official ASAP.

After the ride, Craggies will be providing food (for a smallcharge) and our Land Rover Defender Bar will be open for drinks.  The Defender will be a Card Only Bar. Our DJGlenn Kershaw has provided his time free of charge to keep the music playing. The‘hub’ will be around the covered outdoor seating at Craggies.

Cycle Gear (Halifax) will also be present all day and havekindly offered some basic cycle repairs there and then for a donation toOvergate Hospice. Challenge Tires will also be present.

Although noone likes to ‘stop the party’ we envisage drawing a close to the day at around6pm (although you may find the band of volunteers in Hebden Bridge not longafter!)

The event ishopefully the first of many to follow, but please be patient as it is ourfirst! We will be providing a feedback form in the week following and will actas appropriate for the next ride out. All organisers and volunteers on the day are giving up their own time toensure everything runs as smoothly as possible.

Finally, ourthanks to all our sponsors who have contributed towards the event to ensure ourcontribution to Overgate can be the maximum it can be.

The Routes

Please take special note once more of points 3 to 8 in the Terms and Conditions in the next tab. I am sure you willappreciate the time and effort that has gone into pulling the day together butas always, common sense and experience needs to take precedence when out on theride.

GPS Linksfor all routes can be found below, and we have tried to highlight some parts ofthe road route where directions may not be as obvious using the Street ViewImages. Off Road Riders, please stick to the plan!

A politereminder that all routes are Self-Guided.

FoodOptions on the road route are provided at Mamil in Brighouse and The CourtyardBrewery in Royton.  Off Road, we willhave a van on route serving drinks and food. The longer route extends from TheCourtyard back to the Brewery.


Route A - 110km Road

Route B - 80km Road

Off  Road Route – 52km


1. Entry and participation is strictly for over 18s only.

2. This is a non-competitive event. Electric Bicyclesallowed on any route.

3. By entering participants agree to
indemnify the organisers against liability for
accidents, theft and/or damage to property
and any third-party claims.

4. Personal accidents and third party
insurance is not provided by the organisers.
It is incumbent upon riders to provide their
own insurance at their discretion.

5. All riders must abide with the Highway
Code. Please be courteous to walkers, horse
riders and other road users. You must not
ride on a pavement.

6. All routes are Self-Guided - Download relevant GPSfiles from links above.

7. Riders should be equipped for inclement
weather and carry a waterproof jacket, tool
kit, whistle, water and usual riding kit.

8. Any riders who retire must inform the
organisers by calling the fundraising
emergency number provided on your bike

9. In the unlikely event of severe weather,
the event will be postponed and held at a
later date.

10. The organisers reserve theright to cancel
the event if in their professional opinion it is
unsafe to continue.


A Risk Assessmentfor the Event has been completed.

Please actresponsibly at all times both during the rides and after.