Hope Cross Counties
Hosted by Hope Technology. You know, the fancy CNC machined bike parts guys. The route criss-crosses the border between Lancashire and Yorkshire. Taking in fantastic scenery and showcasing the local tracks, trails, bridleways and backroads that Hope call their home.
Over the years, the company has used this area as the test bed for many Hope products, and today these lanes and trails are the ones that many Hope Technology employees ride and train on a day-to-day basis.
Riders will have the choice of whether to tackle to the route on a Gravel, CX or mountain bike – all will have their pros and cons.
The Long Route is 102kms in length with approx. 2,000m of ascent
The Short Route is 90kms in length with approx. 1,790m of ascent.
The fastest riders should take around 4½ hours on the long route and around 4 hours on the short.
- Provision of GPX files, waterproof maps and fully signed route
- Well-stocked feed stations
- Electronic chip timing
- Custom Hope made medal for every finisher