Scammonden Activity Centre is the perfect accommodation for Cycling Clubs or groups with an interest in cycling, whether that’s road or mountain biking.
The Centre has secure cycle parking, indoors, with its own level entrance, an outside tap for washing your bike and a drying room for your gear.
The Centre is in the Heart of Tour de France and Tour de Yorkshire Country.
The Route of the 2014 Tour de France came within 5 miles by road of the Centre, with key climbs, such as Cote de Ripponden Bank a stone’s throw from our door, Cote de Blackley about 20min cycle away and the Queen’s Climb, Cote de Holme Moss within a decent cycle away, about 25miles. It is an excellent base to explore second 2014 TDF stage and its testing climbs.
The Route of the inaugural Tour de Yorkshire in 2015 literally passed our door, and one of the second stage’s early climbs Cote de Scapegoat Hill is minutes away. From the Centre you can ride the route as far as you like and make a nice loop back, taking in the 2014 TDF climbs on the way.
The Route of the 2017 Tour de Yorkshire isn’t far away, within about 30min ride you can follow in the footsteps if stage two and take in Cote de Farnley Tyas and Cote de Dunford Road and then go on from there.
The Tours of France and Yorkshire were great, but they hardly scratched the surface of the great riding the area around Scammonden Activity Centre has to offer. Whether you like punishing climbs, cobbles as good as Flanders, or rolling quiet lanes – West Yorkshire has them all.
We have a number of local friendly cycling clubs in the area and we can put you in touch if you would like to join them on a club run – they would be happy to have you.
See our rides page for some suggested routes or locations of key climbs in the area.
Scammonden Activity Centre has some fantastic cross country MTB on its doorstep. You can ride from the door and before long you can be on some great trails where you will hardly hit tarmac all day. Rides can be varied depending on preferred length or difficulty, however it wouldn’t be Yorkshire without the hills: you have been warned!
The Pennine Bridleway is a short ride away and the famous Mary Townley Loop is either a ride or a short drive away, you won’t find a better cross county challenge then that, 46 miles of track, with barely a flat section in the whole lot.
See our rides page for some suggested routes.