Loipers activities are still somewhat limited by government restrictions and the guidelines from Snowsport England. Sadly all indoor meets and pub evenings are curtailed at the moment. However roller skiing and other outdoor meets (bike rides, walks, etc) will go ahead within the above-mentioned constraints. Stay healthy. Watch this space and keep in touch.
Loipers Dates for 2021
Saturday 24 April – Around Kielder bike ride, 26 miles, suitable for mountain bikes or hybrid. Lovely scenic ride. Meet at Tower Knowe carpark 10am (for 10.15 dep). Contact Alan.
Saturday 22 May – 10-mile Cheviot walk – meet at Wooler. The NE corner of the Cheviots including Yeavering Bell and Humbleton Hill and some of the St Cuthbert’s Way (one of my favourites). Full details to follow. Contact Alan.
Friday 4th June 5.30 onwards – Evening BBQ at John’s house at Oakwood, nr Hexham (max 30 people). Details to follow. Contact John Dark.
Monday 21st June – Midsummer evening walk, Simonside. Meet at Lordenshaws. Contact John or Nuala (tba).
Tuesday 6th July (date tbc) – Wannie Line evening walk. Meet at Scots Gap at 5.30. Finish at the Ox Inn at Middleton. Contact Tim Owen.
Saturday 31st July (date tbc) – Mountain bike ride. Start/finish at Alston. Mostly old drove roads and mining tracks – via Nenthead and Garrigill. About 20 miles and 3+ hours. Contact Alan.
Regular updates are sent via the Loipers group email list.
Watch out for details of our regular pub meets when permitted with Covid regulations.
For more information about roller skiing, get in touch with Allie or Mike.
As always, all are welcome to join in the fun. Check out our Facebook group Tyneside Loipers to find out who is going skiing (summer or winter) locally. If you want to join us but don’t have the necessary kit, we might be able to help. A list of club kit is given here.