Wednesday 28th July 2021 11:00am

Starting from - The Horse and Jockey pub, WF4 5PR

  • 43.2 miles
  • Hybrid (road tyres), Road
  • 5 hr
  • Challenging
  • Kirklees
  • Children aged 8-15*, Children aged 11-15*, Adults 16+ only, Children aged 5-15*

Starting point

West Yorkshire

So you have now had a leisurely warm-up, time to get down to business. Only 43 miles in this section but phew, we need to get out of West Yorkshire and into the Peak District. We have 4500 ft of climbing and a fair amount of descending ahead too. The views get big and dramatic and the hill come thick and fast.

We head SW towards Midgley and by the time we turn off Denby Dale road we have already had two hefty climbs by the time we hit High Hoyland. After the descent into Clough Green we are climbing again along Gadding Moor to Halifax Road. The next section is joy for climbers several peaks in quick succession and tasty gradients. We top out on Mortimer Rd along Wigan Tor. After some rolling miles we rise again to Brogging End before descending to Manchester Road and our lunch stop at Ladybower Inn.

Crossing Yorkshire Bridge, we then join Route 6 and then peel off towards Brough on Noe. We head on south through Bradwell where the climbing starts again, we head westward at Tideswell. Our final climb is is a short punchy 10% over the railway lines with Tunstead Works to our left. The final section is the welcome decent into Buxton and accommodation at Palace Hotel.

The Jo Cox Way is a five-day, 280-mile bike ride in memory of Jo Cox MP, returning for its 6th year to celebrate Jo’s life, her beliefs and all the good work that goes on in communities up and down the UK.

Over sixty cyclists will be setting off on Wednesday 28th July in West Yorkshire and riding to London, finishing at the Flat Iron Square, London on Sunday 1st August.

Please come and jump on a bike and pedal alongside us for part of the route and show your support by cheering the cyclists on their way.

The route has been broken into manageable day sections, join in the fun and celebrate group cycling.

Day 1 Part 1 - Princess Mary Circuit to Horbury Bridge

Day 1 Part 2- Horbury Bridge to Buxton

Day 2 - Buxton to Market Bosworth

Day 3 - Market Bosworth to Milton Keynes

Day 4 - Milton Keynes to Uxbridge

Day 5 - Uxbridge to Bankside, London

Further information, updates and pictures from previous year rides can be found at:
and also via twitter @TheJoCoxWay

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