South Tyne Trail cycle route

South Tyne Trail cycle route overall rating: ⭐⭐ Let me start this guide with an important notice: overall, the South Tyne Trail is not a family-friendly, easy route, though parts of it (notably between Haltwhistle and Slaggyford) can be family-friendly. This can best be described as a gravel route (with parts on tar) containing some … Read more

Gravel !

Traffic-free  gravel  routes Lots of people (including me) enjoy gravel routes. Gravel cycling refers to a middle-ground between road cycling and mountain biking, and gravel bikes are generally dropped-bar bikes with chunky tyres. However, for gravel routes, I’m not at all fussed with the type of bike you’ll use to ride the routes. Instead, I’ll … Read more

Nun’s Cross Trail cycle route

Nun’s Cross Trail cycle route overall rating: ⭐⭐ Nun’s Cross Trail runs from Norsworthy Bridge, Burrator to Princetown, 4.5 miles away. It is graded as a Red route, because there is a stretch where you’ll be riding uphill, over loose rocks, some of which are the size of bowling balls. This route can be combined … Read more

DayCycle – A Redlake adventure

20 miles there and back, mostly gravel   As ever, thank you for being one of the kind and supportive few people, who click the Donate button to the left, to buy me a coffee. I spend a lot of time, and incur considerable costs, making these guides, and it’s appreciated when people help offset … Read more