Applications to be involved with the Huddersfield Road Series in any of its races have now opened. Organiser Matthew Pattison is hoping to once again raise thousands of pounds for charity through his road series races.

The races are organised by Matthew and a team of volunteers. The races exist to be fun and challenging and to raise money for local causes in the Huddersfield area. 

They are funded by generous local sponsors which mean they can donate to local schools, sports clubs and community buildings.

The four races include: 

The Windmill 6

Shepley First School presents an undulating road race around the Windmills on the top of Spicer Hill. The route is an anti-clockwise six mile loop around the windmills and taking in the breathtaking views across Huddersfield Wakefield, Penistone and surrounding areas.

Toss O’Coin 

Toss O’Coin is a road race just short of 6 miles with a small section of trail on the hills above, Birdsedge, Shepley and Jackson Bridge. Starting and Finishing at the Toss O’Coin pub on a glorious summer’s day, it should be great fun for all the family. Plus there is a secret twist just waiting for you.

Will the route be clockwise or anti-clockwise? Depends which way the coin is tossed. 

Colne Valley 10k Challenge 

The races are fun – and there are medals to be earned

The marshalled route flows through parts of Longwood and up through Outlane golf course with stunning views over Huddersfield as you complete the challenging route.

After the run, participants and their friends and families can enjoy a well deserved drink at the Walkers Arms. The race is designed to challenge you but its all worthwhile.

Shepley 10k

Shepley Cricket Club hosts the Shepley 10k, a hilly road race with a kids’ fun run and family day afterwards. The route is an anti-clockwise route with a fast start and fast finish but a killer middle section. Can you conquer the picturesque hills?

Matthew is hoping to get as many people signed up to the races as possible and is once again looking forward to raising vital funds for a number of good causes. 

“We now have four races on the road series which is great,” said Matthew. “I think it’s a good number is four and they get progressively harder.

“Before Covid-19 we got 200-300 signing up for each race which was brilliant and I’d like us to get back to that.

“The more sponsors we get the more money we can raise for some great charities and local projects. 

“We are trying to raise money this year for the Shepley First School, Leymoor Cricket Club, Kirkburton Junior Football Club and Overgate Hospice.” 

If you want to sign up to a race please click the link HERE