Rescue Ride 2021

On Saturday July 17th 2021 it’s Holme Valley MRT’s annual fundraising bike rides. The Rescue Ride Challenge is a fun way of fundraising for the Holme Valley Mountain Rescue Team. It is a cycling event for both road and off-road bikes. It is not a race but an opportunity to take a personal challenge and enjoy the scenery whilst raising money for the team. The event starts and finishes at the team’s headquarters in Marsden and offers a choice of distances, terrain and difficulty, there's something for everyone.


  • Short MTB: 25km - Elevation 680m
  • Long MTB: 50km - Elevation 1520m
  • Short Road: 49km - Elevation 1180m
  • Long Road: 110km - Elevation 2430m
  • Family Route 11km - Flat(ish)
Maps & GPX Files
  • **The MTB routes are signposted however the road routes are not**
  • The GPX files for all the routes are available here rescue-rides-2021-gpx which can be used for navigation on a suitable device.
  • A overview map of each route can be found in the pictures section of this page

Refreshment Points (Water, flapjack, bananas, chocolate)

  • Road Long - Top of Cragg Vale 28 miles; Haigh Gutter (A640) 39.5 miles; Brown Hills 45.7 miles; Huntsman Inn 55 miles; top of Holme Moss 60 miles.
  • Road Short - Brown Hills 7 miles; Huntsman Inn 16.8 miles; Top of Holme Moss 21 miles.
  • MTB Long - Brown Hills 5.4 miles; Haigh Gutter (A640) 11.9 miles; Top of Wessenden 19.9 miles; Huntsman Inn 23.8 miles
  • MTB Short - Top of Wessenden 3.7 miles; Huntsman Inn 7.5 miles.
Registration and Start Times
  • Long MTB 8.30am
  • Long Road 9.00am
  • Short MTB 9.30am
  • Short Road 10.00am
  • Family Route 10.30am

Arrival & registration

Registering, starting and finishing of all routes will be at our Headquarters, Emergency House, Manchester Road, Marsden, HD7 6EV.

There is no parking available at Emergency House however there is a free car park near the Marsden Moor Estate office adjacent to Marsden Railway Station and signposted from Station Road.

  • On road parking is also available in Marsden, but please park responsibly.
  • You must make sure your number is recorded at every check point you pass.
  • Any cyclist who drops out before the finish must immediately report this via phone to the event organiser to avoid unnecessary searches being activated.
  • Remember this is NOT a race but a personal challenge.
  • It is COMPULSORY to wear a cycle helmet at all times while participating in this event.
  • All riders must abide by the Highway Code and the Countryside Code.
  • The mountain bike ride is on shared trails. Please respect other users – slow down for walkers, horses and other riders. #benicesayhi.
  • All under 16 year olds must be accompanied by a participating parent or guardian.
  • All under 18 year olds must have their parent or guardian's consent.
  • All riders must carry a mobile phone.
  • Your Rescue Ride number must be visible at all times.

Entry Options

Road Route (Long)
Road Route (Short)
Mountain Bike Route (Long)
Mountain Bike Route (Short)
Family Route


We will refund your booking payment up to seven days prior to the event should you wish to pull out. After that date no refunds will be given.

You can manage your entries in the section of your Racer Dashboard.

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