Cycling the Reivers Route

Coast to coast through wild Northumberland's border country

; Carl McKeating

As the wildest of the northern coast-to-coast cycle routes, the Reivers Route explores the rich Border Reiving history of northern England and the Scottish Borders. Travelling 173 mile (280km) from Whitehaven to Tynemouth, this four-day cycle tour takes in the Cumbrian coast, northern Lake District, Northumberland National Park and North Tynedale, offering memorable off-road cycling through Kershope Forest and around Kielder Water. Les mer
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As the wildest of the northern coast-to-coast cycle routes, the Reivers Route explores the rich Border Reiving history of northern England and the Scottish Borders. Travelling 173 mile (280km) from Whitehaven to Tynemouth, this four-day cycle tour takes in the Cumbrian coast, northern Lake District, Northumberland National Park and North Tynedale, offering memorable off-road cycling through Kershope Forest and around Kielder Water. The route offers both on and off-road cycling, and is suitable for cyclists using touring or hybrid bikes. Places to stay overnight include Carlisle, Bailey Mill and Bellingham.

The guidebook also offers the Borderers Ride, an alternative coast-to-coast ride along the England-Scotland border from Gretna to Berwick-upon-Tweed. This route joins up the fantastic middle section of the Reivers Route with a route heading north via Wooler and the Holy Island of Lindisfarne to finish at Berwick-upon-Tweed. Whether on the Reivers Route or the Borderers Ride, these cycle tours offer exceptional cycling on gated roads and quiet cycle paths as they explore rolling hillsides, remote forests and plenty of historic sites.

This guidebook provides everything you need to enjoy a successful cycle tour on the Reivers Route or Borderers Ride. Each stage includes detailed 1:100,000 mapping, profiles and comprehensive route description containing insights into points of interest along the way. The introduction offers plenty of information about the area's history, as well as practical advice about suitable bikes, equipment, and transport to and from the route. The appendices feature useful contacts for bike shops and available accommodation.

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Innholdsfortegnelse

Map key
Overview map and profile
Route summary tables
Introduction
Why choose the Reivers Route?
Who were the Reivers?
How tough is the ride?
How many days?
West to east or east to west?
Alternative: The Borderers Ride
Getting there and back
Where to stay
What kind of bike?
Equipment
Carrying your gear
What to wear
Maps and apps
Signage
Using this guide
The Reivers Route: The four-day ride
Day 1 Whitehaven to Carlisle
Day 2 Carlisle to Bailey Mill
Day 3 Bailey Mill to Bellingham
Day 4 Bellingham to Tynemouth
The Borderers Ride Gretna to Berwick-upon-Tweed
Appendix A Accommodation
Appendix B Bike shops and other useful contacts
Appendix C Further reading

Om forfatteren

Rachel Crolla and Carl McKeating live on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales and are outdoor pursuits all-rounders. They had their earliest cycling adventures together as teenagers in 1994. In 2018, Rachel's guide to the Way of the Roses (Cicerone) was published; her work on the book inspired Carl to ride the whole 170 mile tour in day. Recently the couple have enjoyed fostering a love of cycling in their two children and included many family cycle routes in their book, Outdoor Adventures with Children: Lake District (Cicerone, 2019). They are also the authors of Hadrian's Cycleway (Cicerone, 2020).