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The long-distance Reivers Cycle Routes are two intertwining signed / waymarked bi-directional ‘coast to coast’ cycle routes between the North Sea and the Irish Sea.

The original Reivers Cycle Route was created in 1998 eventually becoming NCN Route 10 with interlinking on-road and off-road sections but this soon morphed into a one-size-fits-all route which never worked well. The regenerated re-launched Reivers Cycle Routes are two intertwining route options – one which is as much off-road as possible suitable for gravel and cross bikes, hybrids and mountain bikes and a version designed for capable road cyclists 100% on tarmac.

The routes are bi-directional and continuously reward the rider with beautiful views of the constantly changing terrain, provide many places of interest to pass by or call in and many lovely villages and quiet hamlets to cycle through or stay the night. Most importantly, there is a supply of excellent on route or close-to-route refreshments stops.

The off-road version is waymarked with mulberry coloured waymarks, and the on-road route is signed using standard blue coloured cycle route signs. Some sections may no longer have or have ever been, allocated NCN status and those sections are signed and or waymarked without a red 10.

The Reivers Cycle Routes logo is a lime green coloured roundel detailing two crossed swords being a weapon favoured by the original Reivers. This logo brands the route and appears on all road signs. The same logo but mulberry coloured signifies and characterises the off-road alignment of the Reivers Cycle Route.

En route it is possible to: experience iconic landmarks beginning / ending at Tynemouth with its many historic connections, sandy cove, twin piers, castle and priory; ride through hidden parts of Northumberland rich with heritage; traverse Scandinavian-like Kielder Water and Forest Park; cross the line of Hadrian’s Wall; ride via Carlisle Castle and Tullie House Museum; take in little known corners of Northumberland National Park and enjoy the northern fringe of the Lake District National Park arriving at, or departing from, Maryport harbour on West Cumbria’s World Heritage Site coastline.


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ISBN: 9780995748590

Fully Waterproof Map in wallet 700mm x 777mm