08.09.2019 MTB folklore tells a tale of an epic 100 mile bike race that ran at Kielder many years ago. Notorious for breaking bikes and breaking wills this was an epic test of machine and body in the wilderness of the Northumbrian border lands. Returning with a slightly different format is one mighty beast of a day out on your bike. You can enter the 50 mile sportive or the 100 mile race. The route consists of a single 50 mile lap that strings together all the best bits of Kielder. Yes you guessed it, twice round for the race. This route makes use of the superb purpose built trails and also the special xc orientated trails that are used by the local riders. The route promises to be fun whilst the distance turns it into a huge challenge.
If you’re travelling from distance then have a look at the local campsite – all funds raised at the site go towards further developing Kielder as a destination. There are a load of prizes on offer with a large range of categories. We’ll have feed stations on the route to keep you fuelled as well as and plenty of marshals to encourage you along. To take on an event like this you need to be prepared; brake pads are the most obvious thing to bring but also it’s worth having a freshly serviced bike just before the big day.
As with all our events, the emphasis is heavily based on fun. We all ride our bikes to enjoy it with like minded folk. Anyone taking things too seriously will be thrown in the reservoir 🙂