Friday, 24 April 2009

Gateshead Mountain Bike Route

We've just finished marking the mountain bike route for tomorrow. The route heads out through Derwent Country Park along the River Derwent before a bit of a long road climb up to Chopwell Wood. The route takes in the Chopwell Wood red trail with some nice singletrack and a few north shore sections before heading over to Hamsterley.

If you're hungry when you reach Hamsterley, check out the sandwich shop on the corner, you can't beat the hot beef sandwich :-)

From Hamsterley the route heads on to part of the National Cycle Network back towards Rowland Gill and the biggest climb of the day (579 feet in total), it's all on the road and seems to go on forever, you know when you reach it.

It's then through Sunniside and Whickham to bring you back to the finish at the shop.