Threading around mid-Northumberland on a mix of little-known tracks, historical byways and hidden bridleways
About this event
This splendid route will delight riders as they head around mid-Northumberland on a mix of little-known tracks, historical byways and hidden bridleways interlinked by sections of quiet rural roads. Riders will discover yet more of Northumberland’s lovely nooks and crannies. The route undulates gently and works well for gravel bikes as well as being easy for MTBs and suitable e-bikes. This event is much more than just a gpx file. The minimum donation to ride is £12 - an optional extra of £3 would be put to good use!
About this event
A route designed by Ted Liddle...
Starting from the small village of Kirkwhelpington just off the A696 about 15 miles north west of Newcastle upon Tyne, Day Ride Event 2 is organised by Cycling Tynedale (new name for Tyne Valley MTB) to raise funds for new routes and facilities in the North East with a donation going to Air Ambulance. Open to riders with sufficient stamina and experience to ride 55 km across undulating countryside using a mix of trail types, this excellent route will take you places you didn't know existed! Part of the entry fee pays for the village hall at the start / end and other costs the organisers need to cover. Please regard the remaining sum as a donation towards the Air Ambulance service and new cycle routes and facilities otherwise unfunded which will benefit you in the future. No individuals will profit personally from this event which we know you will MUCH enjoy.
Following the hugely successful Day Bike Event in August this year, the ride will follow the same format i.e. self-guided and not waymarked. You will be provided a GPX file or if required, a simple map. Following a brief briefing, you will set off to ride this excellent route and enjoy a good four hours of exploration and discovery. Start times will be allocated to riders from 09:30 to fit with Covid protocols which must be followed. The route GPX and more detailed instructions will be emailed to participants three days before the event. We are following Cycling UK Guidance on Covid-19 compliance and best practice for events.
MTB, E-MTB or skilfully-ridden gravel bikes are suitable. One or two sections of the route may prove bumpy for gravel riders but not stony. You need to provide a suitable bike in good working condition and be self-sufficient in every way. Volunteers from TVMTB will provide a limited amount of support and even lead a group for a supplement of £5 paid in cash on the day; this has to be booked in advance. A limited recovery service will be available for genuine emergencies.