One Big Ride: MTB Marathon in the North Pennines on Saturday

July 16, 2014

A big ride in a big bit of the northern countryside, Tyne Valley MTB’s One Big Ride is promising moor

And they’ve just sent us a reminder to say that it’s this very next Saturday. If you were toying with the idea, now is the time to commit.

Tyne Valley MTB are excited to announce One Big Ride: the inaugural North Pennines MTB Marathon.


Showcasing the best riding in the area, the highest trails in the Pennines and using paths that are not normally open to the public, this is an event that shouldn’t be missed. The event is a back-to-the-roots, Big Single Loop format taking in long grinds up landrover tracks, open moorland crossings, steep brake-burning descents and all served up with fantastic views.

There are three route options from the 65km monster to the 36km classic to provide a challenging and fun day’s riding for mountain bikers of all standards. Plus all the benefits you’d expect from a well organised event: rider tracking, well-stocked feed station and professional first aid support.

It's a big country
It’s a big country

Post ride there will be food, beer and live music to help you relax and share stories of your epic day.

The critical details:

Date: 19th July

Location: Garrigill, Cumbria


• BIG: 36km, 1260m ascent/descent

• BIGGER: 44km, 1285m ascent/descent

• BIGGEST: 65km, 2175m ascent/descent


Further details and GPX route files will be available closer to the date, but in the meantime why not check out our website: 

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or jump straight in and enter via the British Cycling website:

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