Good trails near Hexham? Looking for recommendations.
Have you done Transmission, Accelerator and Nitrous yet? All very good fun and are hard pack trails with the odd rock section. Should be good even in wet conditions and they will be quieter than usual.
The natural stuff is more muddy generally but once your out you’re out!Posted 5 years agoir_banditoSubscriber
Hey Stu, you missed the local’s wednesday evening ride yesterday (so did I actually) along through Dukes to Dilston and along the river to Riding Mill, back over Prospect Hill and down through Snokoehill plantation.
You around for long? I might be out tomorrow night if its not too filthy, but then I’m away for a while.
Top route is up through High Wood, up Allendale Road to West Nubbock, then along the cheeky trail down Dipton Gorge, all the way to Dipton Mill. Quick pint, then up the hill and either along for a lap or 2 of Dukes, or straight down through Gallowsbank wood around the quarry back to town.
John at the Bike Shop usually sort-of organises a Sunday morning ride. Check out Hexham Bike Shop on Farcebook. Or go and have a word with him.Posted 5 years ago
I spoke to john today about the rides on a sunday so will definitely be attending one at some point! How are these wednesday evening rides organised? Any facebook group type affairs?
Think I’ll head up to hamsterly and try out Transmission, Accelerator and Nitrous, looks like they’ll be decent enough in the wet.
Cheers for the help!Posted 5 years ago
Did the read route round hamsterley today, seems to be alot of fire road for no real reason. But Transmission-Accelerator-Nitrous were awesome, as was a black section I did but didn’t not the name. Think I’ll plan a different route round there next time that skips all the pointless fire roading. It seems stupid as there are loads of great bits of trail to do. The red route just seems to head off in the wrong direction!Posted 5 years ago
Not all that much further than hamsterley I suppose and I rode there today.
That’s why I suggested it.
Takes me about the same time time to get to either Hamsterley or Thrunton from Gateshead ( about and hour).
But fair enough Paul4, it is further to Thrunton ( had to google it though, could have sworn it was closer, but i guess it’s because I go North for both Thrunton and Hexham)
But most compelling reason for suggesting it was I had a great ride there a few days ago, and it was kinda fresh in the Memory. 🙂Posted 5 years agoir_banditoSubscriber
were you in the shop yesterday lunchtime? I was, talking about the Trans Cambrian and dribbling over the Karate Monkey…
How are these wednesday evening rides organised?
A weekly series of emails usually between half a dozen of us. Kickoff is usually 8pm from the top of Back Street by the Natwest.Posted 5 years ago
As I said, I’m away for the next couple of weeks, if you’re interested though, email the addy in my profile and I’ll pass on your details to the rest of the crowsd. Hunt down “Pukekoe” and “I_did_dab” and from here.ahsatSubscriber
Has any Durham/Northumberland folk actually got out this weekend? Cant believe it is still raining! I pottled around the house yesterday and popped to Corbridge in the hope of riding today, and now its still raining! Chopwell on Wednesday was really slipping so after another 4 days of rain, the trails are going to be a mess.Posted 5 years agosnaxMember
I rode up at kilder yesterday, it was wet… but can’t complain, as I was out peddling! Was planning on riding again today, but the van wouldn’t start, so I’ve been out in the yard fixing and building bikes… Van still won’t start through… 🙁
I’m looking for folks to ride with as I’m new to the area… (Newcastle based) so any rides going where you don’t mind new folks… be great to tag along…Posted 5 years ago
Snax, We Ride every Thurday night starting 19:30 from the Main car park in Chopwell Woods. Informally know as the Chopwell Tumblers, I will not be there for a few weeks, but If you want you could just turn up and tag along, it’s pretty informal. You would need lights. ( ages from about 26 to 45, with a mix of fitness levels, but it is fast at the front) Send me an E mail if you are interested.
or you could check out these people.
who are much better organised than the Tumblers.Posted 5 years ago
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