A fun blast around Hamsterley, on some of the off piste routes and just random routes I chose to take!!
A good, quite atttritional route with some good single track sections up on the moor. I wouldn’t do it again simply because a lot of the route now seems to cross private roads or moors where cycling is not allowed – making it quite difficult to navigate around!
More info here: https://my.viewranger.com/route/details/MTQ4MTU=
A remote but well tracked route. A couple of big ups and downs and some fantastic single track across the moors.
More info here: https://pedalnorth.com/rudland-rigg-2/
The Hamsterley Beast was a beast indeed!
8 hours saddle time. The first loop headed out into the Raby Estate for some slogging but also some super trails through the woods.
Then two laps of Hamsterley – some of the usual trails and some other. I missed the official cut-off for the last lap by 5 minutes, but carried on and completed it on my own anyway. I still managed to catch up people that had made the cut off.
It was a great event all in aid of Great North Air Ambulance.
Training ride for the Beast over at Chopwell Woods.
There’s a couple of really good trails here and lots of woodland trails to explore. Good spot for a few hours, but beyond that, you’ll start repeating yourself.
Great little ride out with the Hamsterley gang. Some great trails round the Lake. Bit of a hike a bike at times, but all good!