Tour of Britain returns to Northumberland, where it will host it’s first ever full stage starting from Kielder Water & Forest Park and crossing the finish line in Blyth
Northumberland is England’s most northern county and being largely rural with an interlacing network of lightly-trafficked quiet roads. It is a gem for cycle touring.
Family friendly cycle routes Mountain bike routes around Kielder Water & Forest Park. Cycling is an excellent and efficient way to get around Northumberland; a bike will get you to places cars can never reach! Whether you are looking for coastal flatlands or rolling hills you will be spoilt for choice. Iconic landmarks including castles and bastles abound whilst ‘big sky’ views are your frequent companion. With a wealth of places to visit, picturesque villages and great pubs, cafés and tasty local food, there’s always an excuse to take a break from the saddle.
Northumberland boasts several long distance cycling trails: Hadrian’s Cycleway, The Coast & Castles, Pennine Cycleway, and the UK’s most popular route, the Sea to Sea (C2C).
Wild open spaces make Northumberland a gem for mountain biking with fantastic natural trails, and with more than 100 miles of purpose built trails we have great riding all year round.