THE JO COX WAY 2021 - Day One Part 2: Horbury Bridge to Buxton
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.
Please register here: Day 1 Part 2- Horbury Bridge to Buxton https://tinyurl.com/ehp28nzm
Re-grouping at Horbury Bridge after the 9 miles of mainly traffic-free cycling from the start, there are 43 miles in this section as we leave West Yorkshire and head 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 ending at the Palace Hotel.
Day riders will need to make their own arrangements to get home.