23 Sep 2013 – Monday’s Mistake
Heath – Long Wl, Jepson Ln, Southgate, Dewsbury Rd, Pinfold Ln, New Hey Rd, Lindley Moor Rd, Haigh House Hl, Kew Hl, Blackley Rd, Hammertsone Leach Ln, Broad Carr Ln, Station Rd, Stainland Rd
8 miles. All paved. Nearly all lit.
2 cat 5 climbs, 1 Cat 4 climb, and Station Rd
Left from Heath and left at lights up Rochdale Rd/B6113 (.38ml) Across scissors and up onto Long Wall (Climb 1)
At top follow Jepson Lane toward Victoria Rd
0.89mi Left onto Victoria Rd, then right along Southgate. At roundabout, best to go round anti-clockwise onto Elland-Riorges Link, then turn right (1.62mi) down onto Dewsbury Rd/B6114
Regroup at the foot of the hill
On and up Dewsbury Road (Climb 2) to the former Rock Tavern on the left at the top.
On, across the road and first right up Pinfold Lane (2.12mi)
As Pinfold turns left before the motorway, go up and over the footbridge onto New Hey Road, left and on and up and over
Regroup at junction (3.12mi) Turn right onto New Hey Rd and into and straight through Ainley Village
At the end, take the path down and to your left to take you right over the bridge and on Lindley Moor Rd/A643 (Climb 3)
Regroup and Turn right onto Haigh House Hill (4.24mi), across the bridge, following Haigh House Hill onto Kew Hill.
4.78miTurn right onto Lindley Rd
5.17mi Turn left onto and down Blackley Rd
Take proper care on the long blind and pathless right hand bend. In good light take the short cut path
At crossroads, (6.08mi) Regroup
Right onto Broad Carr Ln
6.37mi Continue straight up Station Rd (telling your legs that this doesn’t count as a climb – honest)
At the top (6.66mi), Regroup
Turn right onto Stainland Rd/B6112 and home.
Rating Start/End Points Length Start/End Elevation Avg Grade
Climb 1 Cat 5 0.11 mi/0.74 mi 0.63 mi 276 ft/344 ft 2.0%
Climb 2 Cat 4 1.19 mi/2.90 mi 1.71 mi 328 ft/774 ft 4.9%
Climb 3 Cat 5 3.68 mi/4.14 mi 0.46 mi 771 ft/834 ft 2.6%