Bellingham “Bike and Beer Festival” – Friday 30th May and Saturday 31st May.

The North Tyne and Redesdale Community Partnership is promoting a Bellingham “Bike and Beer Festival” on Friday 30th May and Saturday 31st May. The Beer Fest runs from Friday 6.0 till 11.00 pm and Saturday 3.00 to 11.00, admission £10 per night including 2 beer tokens, and live music. The complimentary Bike Fest runs on Saturday, £10 per rider (£15 for family groups)between 11.00 am and 2.00 pm from the Town Square. Entry includes a drink at the Beer Fest.
The Bellingham Bike and Beer Fest, Friday 30th May and 31st May 2014
Get on yer bike! Saturday 31st May. And discover the delights of the North Tyne Valley. Enjoy a spectacular bike ride of 12 or of 25 miles followed by a complimentary beer or soft drink at the annual Border Beer Fest. A great way to finish the day!
The Bike Rides: We have two stunning routes this year running on Saturday 31st. May. Both routes are suitable for road bikes, and for novice riders or families looking to experience a safe day out in the countryside. The routes take in the dramatic delights of the North Tyne landscape, embracing wild open fells, serene valleys and the beautiful villages of Bellingham, Wark and Birtley. There are some long hills, and some shorter steep ones, especially on the longer Route 2, but there is no embarrassment in pushing! The routes are signposted, and entrants will be provided with a route map.
Ride 1 This is a delightful 12 miles which climbs out of Bellingham before sweeping over Meadowhopelaw and down to Greenhaugh and the North Tyne Valley. The views are dramatic with wide vistas in all directions. The route then follows the North Tyne River valley back to Bellingham passing en-route a 15th Century Bastle House (Snabdough) and Hesleyside Hall, the ancestral home of the Charltons, a Border reiving family.
Ride 2. This ride follows the shorter Ride 1 as far Dunterley Farm where it turns right and follows the Route 68 up a steep hill to Ealinghamrigg Common, which again affords great views. The route then follows quiet lanes to Wark where it crosses the River North Tyne over the old bridge before climbing the opposite bank up to Birtley. After passing through the village, the ride follows a gated single track road (Route 10) up to Buteland Heights before descending down into the Rede Valley, and the road back to Bellingham. The lane down to Wark.
 So what’s stopping you?
Contact: North Tyne and Redesdale Community Partnership:  Tel: 01434 220 714
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