Saddle up for a spectacular ride at the Piece Hall

Calderdale Council's Cycling Officer Andy Geall at the Piece Hall
Calderdale Council's Cycling Officer Andy Geall at the Piece Hall

The Piece Hall will be transformed into an urban cycle track when it hosts a spectacular cycling event.

The Morvelo Cyclo Cross will take over the Piece Hall on Saturday, November 9 with a series of knock out rounds for cyclists of all ages before a floodlit finale.

There will be races for under 8s, under 10s, under 12s, Youth & Junior, Women, Novice, Senior men and V40 men.

Emma Osenton, from Pennine Prospects, who has helped organise the event, said: “We ran the inaugural event at Shroggs Tip in March.

“The buzz was amazing, people came from all over the country to race.

“But this has never happened in a grade one listed building in the UK.

“Cyclists will get to race over a scaffold bridge, hurdles, sand, the stage itself and a spiral of doom.

“Then the finals will run down the colonnade with all the flood lights on before rejoining the original race route.”

Entry is now open at www.citycross.co.uk.