Durham Big and Middle Rides are designed for young and old alike – the perfect way to see the Durham countryside and stay fit, riding along safe and closed roads
Starting at County Hall, the Big Ride follows a scenic route up towards Sacriston, then up the lane to Broom House Farm and on towards Consett over the tops, before continuing the scenic route down the Lanchester Valley railway path back to Durham in a 25-mile round-trip.
Alternatively, for those who would prefer a slightly shorter route, the 10-mile Durham Middle Ride circuit is the perfect happy medium. Riders get to enjoy impressive views of the countryside above Sacriston (as per the Big Ride), before taking the long lane back down the hill at Witton Gilbert with Durham Cathedral in the distance, joining the railway path back towards Durham at Langley Park.
*Please note, all riders participating in the Big Ride or Middle Ride who are under 14 must be accompanied by a responsible adult and have their entry form signed by a parent or guardian. Those aged between 14 and 16 who wish to do the Big or Middle Rides unaccompanied must have their entry form counter signed by a parent or guardian consenting to such.
START TIME: 9.30am PLACE: County Hall, Durham
Middle Ride (10 miles) £20 all entrants over 16
£7 all entrants under 16*
Big Ride (25 miles) £20 all entrant over 16
£7 under 16*
Family (2 adults + 2 under 16s) £50
Group discounts (10+ adults)