The WWB30 has been devised to give younger cyclists a challenging ride along a quiet, low traffic route. As with the three other Borderlands rides, it goes through the sandstone hills between Doddington and Lowick – a lovely landscape with fantastic views. It is a hilly route with lots of ups and downs and a few steep climbs.
The ride will follow the same route as the three other rides for 6 miles to West Lyham (north of Chatton). Here the route splits from the others; heading north along what might be one of the quietest roads in England, through Hazelrigg and Holburn paralleling the ridge of the Kyloe Hills on the right, with the renowned St Cuthbert’s Cave hidden in a wood near the ridge top.
At the junction with the B6353, it’s a left turn into Lowick and at the village shop, left again down the Devil’s Causeway (an old Roman road) to the highest point of the ride, then descending to Horton village, At Horton the route turns right on to the scenic road lying to the north of the River Till to Weetwood and then on to Wooler.
400m total ascent
Fully signed and marshalled
Start time 8:45am
Harrison & Hetherington
Berwick Road, Wooler, NE71 6SL
The timings from the Borderlands event are now available for download.
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.