With the Bronte Bridleway MBR Killer Loop off limits, a word from Phil Bombadil had prompted the IFB to investigate a notice by Bradford Council of a footpath upgrade near Oxenhope.
Not ones for the easy option the IFB posse decided to start at Blazing Saddles and revisit the entire classic loop of Oxenhope Moor. The result of this positive action by Bradford Council has remove the need to use the horrible tarmac down into Oxenhope and up Shaw and Lee lanes. It also opens up some excellent track from Top of Stones to Bodkin Lane.


It also opens up some excellent track from Top of Stones to Bodkin Lane.

With this anti clockwise tweak in place. We had no option but to return the next day and try it clockwise. After excluding the climb upto High Brown Knoll and passing Bog Eggs Edge instead. We were left will little option but to produce two routes, both of which are now available from Blazing Saddles.

But, remember Riding High Brown knoll when it’s this wet is pretty stupid according to a local rider and I must agree. Save these for the summer months.

So here’s the info: BEN’S ALLOTMENT
Meet at start point SD990272 Blazing Saddles Hebden Bridge Calderdale (or SD988291 the National Trust car park at Hardcastle Crags)
Ride out at: Get an early start so you can enjoy a full day.
Route length : 23 miles
Total height ascended : 1235m
Length of singletrack: plenty
Longest descent: not worked this out yet (check the profile)
Rideable 97%
Tarmac. 1.25 miles A road. 3.75 miles singletrack road.
Cheeky: not a bit. Ask Ben!

So here’s the info: BOG EGGS EDGE
Meet at start point SD990272 Blazing Saddles Hebden Bridge Calderdale (or SD988291 the National Trust car park at Hardcastle Crags)
Ride out at: Get an early start so you can enjoy a full day.
Route length : 22 miles
Total height ascended : 1186m
Length of singletrack: plenty
Longest descent: not worked this out yet (check the profile)
Rideable 98%
Tarmac. 0.25 miles A road. 3.75 miles singletrack road.
Cheeky: not a bit.