7stanes Newcastleton (Medium difficulty).
9 people attending
16 places left
NB Good quality mountain bikes, preferably full suspension, but hard-tails are fine. However, MTB tyres are a must. (Sorry no Hybrid or Gravel Bikes)
🚧 Since Kielder castle has some closures, we've instead moved this second day over the border to the 7stanes Newcastleton trail centre, which is about a 20 minute drive from the original starting point (Kielder castle). Should make for a great day's ride!
🎥 Check out a video preview of the trail here
↔️ The red trail is just under 15 miles, allow 3 hours moving time
🔴 Expect a mixture of steep climbs, descents and/or avoidable features. Larger jumps, berms and rollable features at controlled speed. Technical features such as tree roots, drop-offs and large rocks. Very variable surfaces.
⏭ This ride is part of a series, why not join the other rides:
🚴♂️ Want to do more rides? See the Mtb/Off-Road calendar
🌈 New to mountain biking? Read our full guide on gay mountain biking groups
📣 From the area? Join the Mountain Bikers up North WhatsApp group
IMPORTANT! - Participation Statement
You MUST complete the Cycling Participation Statement in addition to booking your event space before attending a cycling event.
Anyone with COVID-19 symptoms, even if they are extremely mild, or who has recently tested positive for Covid-19, is asked not to attend.
Photo Credits: Taken by Mark and Henry. OutdoorLads have permission to use these photos.
What to bring
✅ Please make sure your bike is in good working order to avoid disappointment on the day
Apart from your bike remember the following:
Puncture repair kit (or better still a spare inner tube) and tyre levers. Also any special tools that your bike needs.
Food - bring small snacks such as chocolate bars and energy foods.
A cycling bottle attached to your bike and plenty of water (minimum 2lts)
Eye protection - impact from a bee, grit or even a fly at speed is extremely unpleasant, sunglasses may do if not made of glass and not too shaded.
Clothing: choose suitable clothes and footwear for the weather forecast and time of year. You will be exercising so lightweight layered clothing is best. Shorts are best even in rain, as they allow free movement of your legs. Jeans are useless if it rains but tracksuit bottoms need to be not too baggy or they may snag in the chain and cause an accident. You'll need trainers or similar with grippy soles for standard pedals.
Helmet - Outdoorlads policy asks you to wear a helmet events.
Bag you will need a small day-sack to carry essential clothing, lunch, snacks and drinks.
Food & drink
Bring plenty of food and drink (at least 1.5l of water) to last you the day. After the ride, food is available in the cafe, pub and small shop.