Mid Northumbertrail

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31 October 2021 - 9:30am

Mid Northumbertrail


Threading around mid-Northumberland on a mix of little-known tracks, historical byways and hidden bridleways

About this event

About this event

This splendid route will delight riders as they discover yet more of Northumberland’s lovely nooks and crannies. The route undulates gently but constantly and is easy for MTBs, suitable ebikes and skilfully ridden gravel bikes. NOTE: 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 49 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 to enjoy a good four hours of exploration and discovery. Start times will be allocated to riders from 09:00 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 though sections of the route are a tad bumpy for gravel riders. You need to provide a suitable bike in good working condition and be self-sufficient in every way. Volunteers from Cycling Tynedale will provide a limited amount of on route support and even lead a group for a supplement of £5 paid in cash on the day which has to be booked in advance. A limited recovery service will be available for genuine emergencies.


The long awaited and much anticipated 33 Bike rides in Northumberland & Beyond Book 2 will be launched available to buy AT the Kirkwhelpington Event Day Ride on 31/10

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Cycling Tynedale
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