The North East's finest natural Mtb trail (All abilities)
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📍 Edmundbyers, Country Durham
🏁 Bolt's Law
↔️ ~24 mile mile circuit ride (time in saddle 3.5-4 hours)
👀 This is a classic cross-country route for North East bikers. We'll climb an ancient road towards Hexham, are rewarded with stunning 360 degree vistas of the moorlands, cross the River Derwent on a nice bridge and finish with the Final Descent - the North East's most popular natural downhill segment.
✌️ This will be a legendary ride out! There are no severe drops or cliffs, so even if you're a beginner mountain biker you will be just fine. However, this ride has some pretty long climbs that will almost certainly make everybody's legs screech with pain. Of course that's followed by the pleasure of racing all of it back down, too.
☕️ Option for a pitstop after 13 miles at a wonderful tearoom in Blanchland
❄️ In winter, we're checking the forecast 3-4 days before the event to make sure conditions will be safe to ride.
🚴♂️ 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 Henry. OutdoorLads have permission to use these photos.
What to bring
✅ For your own safety we're checking every participant's kit on the day. Therefore it's important that you bring all the below items, to avoid disappointment.
- A high quality, well maintained mountain bike
- Having performed an M check on your bike a week before the event (to give yourself a chance to sort any repairs if needed)
- A good quality helmet
- Different layers of clothing so you can adjust as the day goes on and you don't run too hot or cold
- Spares for your bike, i.e. spare inner tube, maybe a spare chain
Not sure about something? Just message the event leader.
Food & drink
🥤 Bring at least 1.5ℓ of water
🥪 Bring substantial amounts of snacks (in case the café is not open)