Posted on Mar 10, 2015 at 14:47 PM
This stretch of road is more of a link than a direct cycle corridor connecting Littleborough and Ripponden but also provides an option to descend on the B6138 (Cragg Vale) home of the longest continuous downhill road in England. From the Littleborough side the climb is just shy of 5km and starts off gradually and ramps up as it hugs the moorland up to the summit at the White House Pub. From Ripponden the climb is 7km to the summit at Blackstone Edge Reservoir and bypasses Baitings Reservoir on route, stage 2 of the 2014 TDF witnessed the best cyclists on the planet ride this section in reverse as they descended at high speed. In total from the Ripponden side the stretch of road is 11.8km to Littleborough, climbing 264m and descending 268m.
Distance: 11.8 km