Run / Cycle Challenges

Not for the faint hearted - the Pavé challenges have been devised to be a tough test in and around the beautiful Bronte countryside.  At 22 miles and close to 3000 feet of climbing, the run is a serious challenge and runners are advised to prepare for the changeable weather out on the moors as well as taking some food and drink with them.  The cycle route, also 22 miles long, provides an opportunity for club riders to ride over to Haworth, do the lap and ride home again.  Those cobbled climbs are not to be underestimated though.  Both Thwaites Brow and Hainworth Road have road surfaces that are not the best and at 18% gradient in parts they are certainly a test for any cyclist.

The fastest recorded time in 2023 will be rewarded with a prize from Pavé in both the run and cycle challenges, and for both male and female times.  From 2024 onwards, any records broken will also be rewarded with a prize.  Some might say just completing the course and rewarding yourself with one of our wonderful coffees, a cold pint of Estrella Damm or even one of our famous cheese and meat boards is prize enough!

Run - The Haworth Skyline

A route devised by me whilst walking the dog on Pennistone Hill.  From there you can make out landmarks like Ponden Kirk and Top Withens, the wind turbines above the Nab and many other points that encircle our lovely village.  Using some existing routes I knew and a bit of trial and error I came to route which is approximately 22 miles long and has 2900 feet of climbing. 


Start - Pavé, Main Street, Haworth

'Hoot Hoot' corner on Vale Mill Lane

Cackleshaw (following Worth Way)

Damems Station / Level Crossing

Halifax Road onto Hainworth Crag Road and up steep footpath climb

Bingley Road then across Halifax Road

Hardgate Lane then across Brow Top Road over moor to Blackmoor Road

Denholme Road to Sawood Lane

Hambleton Lane the up onto the Nab to Stanza Stone

Down and across Nab Water Lane and follow conduit

Across Hebden Bridge Road continue on conduit

Across Stairs Lane continue on conduit

Next stile turn left up to Stoop Stone

Stoop to Top Withens

Up to Trig then onto Alcomden Stones

Down past Grouse Butts to Ponden Kirk (stay on top path along Kirk)

Down to west end of Ponden Reservoir picking up Pennie Way

Pennie Way climb until turning right for Keighley Moor Reservoir

Over to Turnshaw Road then down Willgutter Lane

Across Hob Cote Lane and down Scholes Lane

Follow footpath down to Long Bridge

Climb up to Oldfield Lane then onto West Lane

Finish - Pavé, Main Street, Haworth

Follow me (Andrew Britton) on Strava to get a better look at the route

N.B. - This is taken Tom/Adi's fastest time but its not perfect!

Current Fastest Time (Male): 3:42:05

Who: Adi Thomas & Tom Hodgson 

When: 29/07/23

Current Fastest Time (Female): 



Cycle Challenge - Ronde Van Haworth

Pavé takes it's name from the French and Belgium cobble stones where gruelling cycle races are held every spring. These races have inspired this short but difficult route which takes in some of the cobbled hills around Haworth including the iconic Main Street used in the 2014 Tour de France.

22.15 miles

2690 feet climb

Cobbled Sections:

Route - key points

Start - Pavé, Main Street, Haworth


Scar Top

The Grouse pub

Oakworth Cemetery

Slippery Ford

Pole Road

Goose Eye

Cobble section 1 - Holme House Lane (Goose Eye to Fell Lane) 0.40 miles 3.6%

Keighley Town Centre - PLEASE TAKE CARE

Dalton Mill, Dalton Lane

Cobble Section 2 - Twaites Brow 0.36 miles 14.6%

Long Lee Lane / Park Lane

Sharp left onto Hainworth Wood Road

Cobble Section 3 - Hainworth Lane 0.24 miles 15.9%

Bingley Road / Halifax Road / Haworth Road

Haworth War Memmorial / Coop

Cobble Section 4 - Butt Lane 0.17 miles 9.4%

Left on Rawdon Road and then right on Main Street

Cobble Section 5 - Haworth Main Street 0.20 miles 8.6%

Finish - Pavé, Main Street, Haworth

Current Fastest Time (Male): 1:23:02

Who: Keith Binns

When: 20/08/23

Current Fastest Time (Female): 1:53:32

Who: Sarah Binns

When: 20/08/23