The Golden Sheep


200km cycling event starting from Halifax, West Yorkshire. Controls at Gargrave, Masham, Ilkley and Halifax., plus 3 information controls.

The Halifax Imps are a cycling club from Halifax, West Yorkshire. Their club kit is blue, gold and white in colour, and there are three rides on offer today which visit destinations with that colourway in mind.

This audax is the longest of the three events. The ride starts with climbs on quiet country roads through Wainstalls and Haworth before reaching Gargrave and ultimately Buckden, over Kidstones Pass. From there the route heads east to Masham where you can enjoy a pint of Golden Sheep, or simply pick up any receipt from other establishments in town. Following this, you will ride south to Askwith (via Askwith Moor) and Beamsley before making a return on faster roads with simpler routing, the aim of which is to try and make the return journey as worry free as possible. If you'd prefer a shorter route, 'The Blue Bell' and 'The White House' are offered as alternative rides, leaving at 9am and 10am respectively.

Event Date and Location

200 km (200 km) in 13h20
08:00 to finish by 21:20
Starting from:
Halifax, West Yorkshire
Closing Date:
Sat 29 Aug 2020
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PARENTAL CONSENT is required for entrants under 18 years of age. We are currently unable to accept online entries for non-member riders under the age of 18. If you are under 18, please complete a postal entry. Parents should note the information on the entry form and be aware that this is an individual ride without leaders.

Event Information

15-30 km/h
Halifax Imperial Whs
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Organiser Information

Gary Bray

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