2014 Not the Tour De France

No need to enter the Tour, just turn up and ride the regular Wednesday evening 10 on 20th August or any or all of the ‘5 stages’

Every rider, apart from receiving their normal 10 mile time, will be timed over the last 1000 metres from just after the turn into the finishing lane. That’s it. 
Stage 1 Prologue completed and you are in the Tour. Location and Details

Stage 2 on 27th August is the following weeks Wednesday time trial, but this time it’s the 10 mile time which counts. Location and Details

The Woolley Edge Hill Climb is Stage 3. It’s on Wednesday 3rd September. Calder Clarion’s Annual Open Hill Climb Event is held on the 1100 metre Woolley Edge Climb (Dennington Lane which changes to Woolley Low Moor Lane further up). Average Gradient 7% with a maximum of 18% for 170 metres after 850 metres. Location and Details

Stage 4 is next up on Sunday 7th September. It’s the Calder Clarion “Vineyards and Windmills” 100k Audax which starts from Walton Library. Because Audaxing isn’t competitive (all riders have to do is visit the checkpoints on the route sheet with an average speed faster than 15kph and no faster than 30kph)  everyone who finishes, including those doing the Vineyards Windmills and Moss 200Ks first 100k will be credited with the same time and points. Just think of it as a transition stage you just have to complete to finish the Tour. Details and Entering

The final Stage, stage 5 is Wakefield Hospice’s inaugural sportive, ‘The Dark Peak’. on 21st September. It’s a tough 72 mile ride. If you prefer to do the 45 mile or 23 mile events then you can, but your times and points will be adjusted so that you will be slower than the slowest rider in the longer sportives. Details and Entering

This year’s event has two classifications: an overall ‘general classification’ (worked out according to calder’s age/sex standards) and a points classification. 

In both classifications, it isn’t necessary to complete all stages though obviously it is a big advantage to do so.

The Green Jersey goes to the rider scoring most points over the 5 stages. Unlike most tours however, you only have to ride one event to appear in the final overall points classification.

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