Pendle Forest Gisburn Hilly 13 -‘The Grimpur’

The Pendle Forest Gisburn hilly time trial, otherwise known as ‘The Grimpur’ is part of the club’s annual evening league series. The start and signing on area are near Thornton-in-Craven ( BD23 3TJ ), the same as for the Skipton 10 course. The finish is just before Hamish’s Cafe on Gisburn Road (formerly the Moorcock pub).

Headquarters / signing on area



Course Description

Start on the B6252 at the junction with the A56. Immediately turn left onto the A56, proceed northeast to roundabout (1.96 miles) and take the first exit onto the A59. Continue west to mini-roundabout (8.56 miles) in Gisburn. Go straight on and take the left turn (8.72 miles) onto the A682. Continue south on the A682 to the finish just before Hamish’s cafe (13.00 miles).

Course code: LL131

Course Records -Men

Course record: 31:00, Maxwell Hereward, 13/07/2023.

Pendle Forest record: 32:04, Richard Bideau, 10/05/2018.

Course Records – Women

Course record and Pendle Forest record: 38:00, Victoria Peel, 13/07/2023, road bike.

Record History

31:0013/07/2023Maxwell Hereward360 Cycling
31:0123/07/2015Ryan PerryLangdale Lightweights
Gisburn Hilly hall of fame