• Kielder Castle Forest Park, Hexham, Northumberland, UK
  • 200 KM
  • 200M+
  • 5% MAX
  • Hardness 8
  • Legendary 7

why do this ride

Why ride on tarmac if you can grind gravel instead? That’s what thousands of riders thought in the third weekend of April 2018. They fully enjoyed The Dirty Reiver 200 (200km) and Dirty One Thirty (130km) at the Kielder Castle Forest Park in Hexham, Northumberland.

Riders traversed the gravel forest roads in the border region of England and Scotland and enjoyed the outstanding viewpoints across this spectacular part of the UK. And after the off road cycling challenge extravaganza… they enjoyed from a wel deserved à BLOC Natural Blonde Beer! Cheers to all gravel heroes of the Dirty Reiver.

Photocredit: Paolo Martelli for


Dirty Reiver is held every April. Registration for 2019 starts 1 December 2018

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