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Witness the best of the stunning landscapes of Northumberland from the view of two wheels in this extraordinary cycling event. With up to 3000m of elevation, this cycle is sure to be a challenge. Climb the Chapel Fell, pass the Derwent Reservoir and reach the finish to earn your finisher's medal.
Medium Route, and Long Route
Sun, 25 Sept 2022
Hexham, United Kingdom
Perks of booking with Let's Do This
The event experience
Based on location
20 to 50m elevation gain per km
Where and when
Hexham NE46, UK
Sun, 25 Sept 2022
Long Route:8:00am |
Starting in Hexham, this 158k route heads over a couple of small climbs and around Derwent Reservoir before the first long climb of the day at around 30k.
The biggest climb of the day is the mighty Chapel Fell, 2.5k averaging over 10%. The last 30km is mostly downhill & quick (with a couple of short, sharp inclines) before we roll back into Hexham.
One of the harder “medium” routes of the year, this 100k route follows the long route for the first 50k with a gentle start to Derwent Reservoir and then into the hills with a middle section containing most of the elevation.
The climbs range from short, steep ramps (less than 1k) to long drags with constant climbing for over 6k. Most of the route is on beautiful backroads with stunning views to enjoy.
- Long Route - 3517m
- Medium Route - 2012m
- Finisher's Medal
- Aid stations
- First Aid
- Chip-timed results
- Fully-marked course
- Race Village
- Free Parking
How to get there
Hexham NE46, UKGet full directions
There will be free parking available on-site.
Event day logistics
08:00 - 10:00 Medium and Long routes start
18:00 Race village closes
Riders will start in groups of 6, you will be emailed a start time list where you can select a start time between 08:00 and 10:00. If you have signed up with a friend, make sure to request to start together.
Entrants must be 18 years of age or older to participate.
The aid stations are located every 30 to 40k and will be fully packed with fruit, cakes, water, and sports gels.
At the race village, there will be coffee, cake, and lots of food trucks to try.
You will be provided with the route GPX file closer to the date.
What to bring
- Two water bottles
- Basic repair kit
- GPS with GPX file on it (not mandatory)
What kit do I need for the Northumberland Epic?
Please bring the following kit: Two water bottles, basic repair kit (inner tubes, pump etc.), a helmet and a GPS with GPX file on it (not mandatory), and of course your bike.
When will I have access to the GPX files for the Northumberland Epic?
You will be emailed the GPX files one week before the event start date.
Will there be feed/water stations on the routes for the Northumberland Epic?
There will be feed stations at roughly every 30k to 40k. Each station will be stocked with fruit, cakes, water, hydration tabs & sports bars / gels.
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