North Pennines Cycling
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North Pennines Cycling

On road cycle rides and routes in the North Pennines covering the County Durham areas of Weardale and Teesdale, the Northumberland areas of Allendale and Tynedale and parts of Cumbria.

 The North Pennines is amongst the finest landscapes in the country. Designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) in 1988.
The North Pennines is also a UNESCO European and Global Geopark - highlighting its globally important Earth heritage. Its high moor land expanses and peaceful dales offer wonderful cycle rides on quiet unspoilt and uncrowded country roads. The rides cover the (AONB) in County Durham, Northumberland and Cumbria.

The hilly terrain in the North Pennines means it is impossible to avoid some climbs. There are steep hills, long climbs and moderate uphill sections on all of the rides so few routes are easy. The routes are designed for reasonably fit and experienced cyclists. They are generally not suitable for children.

Weardale is the perfect starting point for cycle rides in the Northern Pennines.

Every cycle ride has a starting and finishing point. All of our rides are routes starting and ending at the Dales Centre in Stanhope. You will find ample parking, toilets  and refreshments at the Dales Centre.


Lonkley Bank Allendale Town   Steep Hills

1 in 4 (25%) Longley Bank out of Allendale 


Harthope    Long Climbs

   Harthope out of St John's Chapel

 The highest unclassified road in England




Local Information                
Chatterbox Cafe

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St Johns Chapel

Cycling cafe, an essential stop in Weardale

Virgin Money Cyclone

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Earth Wind & Tyre

June 9th 2018

Road Cycling (2 day event)

Durham to Edinburgh

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