The WWB100 follows the same route as the WWB170 and WWB60 for the first 29 mile which includes the challenging climb up Lyham Bank followed by a segment running parallel to the coastal AONB giving marvellous views of Budle Bay, Holy Island and Lindisfarne Castle. The WWB100 and 170 stay together for a further 6 miles’ and then split after the feed station at Cornhill.
From Cornhill the WWB100 follows the south bank of the River Tweed for a while (look out for salmon anglers wading in the river), then heads south west to West Learmouth under an amazing brick built railway viaduct and into the lovely secluded valley of the Willow and Pressen Burns. The hilly route now makes a short incursion over the Border to the lovely village of Town Yetholm in Scottish Borders via Mindrum Mill and the north bank of the Bowmont Water
At Town Yethom the WWB100 merges with the WWB170 and crosses the border a few miles north of Kirk Yetholm. The route follows the hilly road to the south of the Bowmont Water to Kilham where it strikes north to climb the steep Thornington Bank followed shortly by a strenuous climb up to Flodden Edge (too strenuous for some at this stage of the ride). The final 10 miles into Wooler are an exhilarating descent into Milfield followed by a fast traverse of the Milfield Plain. Don’t forget to allow a few minutes at the Doddington Dairy to reward yourself with one of their delicious ice-creams.
Our friends at The Heart of Northumberland Tourism Association feature many cycle friendly accommodation providers on their website within a few miles of the start of the event. To search for accommodation just follow this link – we’ve applied the ‘cycle friendly’ filter already so it will take you straight to the relevant search results.