Northumberland – these roads are made for cycling.
Wooler Cycle Hub is a voluntary, not-for-profit community enterprise.
The hub’s aim is to promote the development and expansion of cycling tourism in the Glendale area of north Northumberland as a key component of the local economy of the area.
To do this the hub organises and manages the Wooler Wheel sportives and the guided ride programmes. The first Wooler Wheel event was run in October 2012, with entries capped at 350. In May 2013, 350 riders signed up for the event, and 500 in October. The May 2014 Wooler Wheel Borderlands attracted over 730 entries, with over 670 entering the Classic in October.
WCH guided leisure rides are free and take place on Saturdays, starting and ending in Wooler unless stated otherwise. They include stops for refreshments and to explore places of interest.
Registration for these rides is necessary, please complete the form to the right and we’ll be in touch to confirm your place.
30 May. The Cross & The Sword
A gorgeous ride through a secret landscape rich in heritage, ancient churches, castles and sweeping views. One of the WCH waymarked routes. All on- road. 22 miles. Undulating.
27 June. Riding to Rock Art
Getting off the beaten track in the Doddington area to visit enigmatic 5000-year old rock carvings and a hidden waterfall. Off-road and on-road segments. ~20 miles. Hilly.
18 July. Glendale Festival Ride
A short family ride along beautiful quiet country lanes around Wooler. Takes place the day before the Glendale Festival of street music and performance in Wooler. All on-road. 13 miles.
29 August. Bang, bang, you're.....
….in the Otterburn Firing Ranges. An exhilarating ride along superb military roads within view of bastles and rusting tank hulks and climaxing in an exciting descent down Upper Coquetdale. Starts and finishes in Alwinton. All on-road. ~32 miles. Hilly.