Round the Reservoir

101km cycling event starting from Ponteland. Controls at Blanchland, plus 5 information controls.

A loop around the Derwent Reservoir and a revised route for 2020 with some added scenery (and a hill). The 2020 route goes up Bale Hill and Meadows Edge to hopefully give stunning views across Weardale at the top.

Whilst it's not a flat route most of the climbing is quite gradual and this is an ideal route for a first Audax. It's quite a long climb up to Meadows Edge but it's possible to avoid the steep bit at the bottom by taking an alternative route. If the weathers good the views from the top are worth it and there's a long descent to Edmundbyers to look forward to. Several options for places to stop in addition to Blanchland and Wylam. Facebook Page 'Tyneside Vagabonds Audax Events'.

Distance:
101 km   in 8h25
Date:
Sunday 31st May 2020
Time:
09:00   to finish by 17:25
Starting from:
Ponteland
Fee:
£8.00   ( )
Event entries are now via
the audax.uk website:

Go to audax.uk web page to Login and Enter this event

Sunrises:
04:37 BST
Sunsets:
21:33 BST
Start:
Shown on map below.
Start Map

Facilities:
G P R T
Organiser:
Andy Berne
Body:
Tyneside Vagabonds
Entries to:
(please enter online)
Phone:
Speeds:
12-30 kph
ROA:
2000
AAA:
0
Total Climb:
1340m
Event No:
20-572
Category:
BP
Email:


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Website:
www.ridewithgps.com/routes/30706532
Routesheet:
View & Download 572r.pdf updated 07.10.18