Tyne Valley MTB Cycling Blog
- Written by Ted Liddle Ted Liddle
- Category: Blog Blog
- Published: 28 October 2019 28 October 2019
Today 10 club members with a range of ages on a variety of bikes rode the amazing MOD Otterburn and Upper Coquetdale loop in the Cheviot Hills close to the Scottish Border.
8 riders including 11 year old Adam went exploring bridleways we weren't familiar in Northumberland in the north of England on Wednesday evening. It was a XC adventure lasting 3 hours finishing in the dark. Well done Ruth who rode her first Wednesday evening route.
On Sunday, 8 club members cycled what Ted calls the Upper Eden Valley road bike loop, in Cumbria, in north west England - exactly 70 miles in length with 1,474 m / 4,835 feet of total ascent.
Today 30/06, 3 groups of riders rode MTB, road bike and ebikes to meet up at The Battlesteads, Wark for cake and coffee / tea to celebrate Angus Liddle’s pending 50th birthday.
Set in the North East of England, this was a second evening of wonderful weather which 3 of us took advantage of on Thursday 27/06 – Tim on his MTB and Ruth on her hybrid e-bike roadster not at all ideal for some sections on this loop.
Only occasionally do I get the opportunity to lead the near perfect ride on almost perfect ground conditions in perfect weather with 5 fit but imperfect companions all a decade + past 50.