Hexhamshire mountain biking – 28th July 2019

Mark O’Keeffe led another great day of mountain biking on mostly gravel estate tracks of Hexhamshire Common and Blanchland Moor. A few friends joined us from Tyne Valley Mountaineers, making 9 of us in total. We finally managed to do the route which we abandoned last year due to gale force winds.

The route took in 3 shooting huts (courtesy of the Allendale Estate) which meant that we had 3 comfortable stops for morning coffee, lunch and afternoon tea! The final distance was a mere 35km but there were plenty of climbs and descents and plenty of challenge – thanks Mark! Looking forward to another ride soon.

The ford near Heatheryburn
The tricky ladder stile near Riddlehamhope
Ben leading the fast doewnhill from Riddlehamhope
David along the Carrier’s Way