Kielder Forest Mtb trails (Beginner friendly)

Off Road (Trail) Biking
Oct 14

11 people attending

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Easier grade Mtb trails that are very flowy and less technical

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)

πŸ” around 15mi

πŸ“ Home to northern Europe's largest man-made lake and England's largest forest, Kielder is rugged mountain bike heaven. Come and experience some of the best single tracks in the UK with breathtaking views. (1h from Carlisle, 1h 10 min from Newcastle, 2h from Edinburgh)

🧭 We will be riding bridleways that are ideal for anyone wanting to try out mountain biking, or get back in the saddle. The uphills consist of easier singletracks, and the downhills will be very flowy. This means you can easily carry your speed without having to worry about too steep or rocky bits, that could be tricky to deal with.

πŸ”΄ We will also offer riders the option to extend the day with a more technical section at the end. Details will be shared in the pre-event message.

🚲 Bike hire is available next to the starting point of the trail centre, pre-booking is advised

⛺️ By Kielder Castle is a campsite, as well as a pub and cafe. If you stay at the campsite, parking would be free. If you're looking for a B&B then why not stay at The Pheasant Inn. More accommodation options are available here. The closest supermarket is the Co-op in Bellingham, which is best visited on your way to Kielder.

πŸš— While there is no bus service to Kielder, many members would be happy to carshare. Please check out who's going and consider dropping them a message.


⏭ This ride is part of a series, why not join the other rides:

  1. Kielder Saturday Beginners (This event)
  2. Sunday Newcastleton Medium 

πŸš΄β€β™‚οΈ Want to do more rides? See the Mtb/Off-Road calendar

🌈 New to mountain biking? Read our full guide on gay mountain biking groups

πŸ“£ 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.


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