Hundreds take on the Wooler Wheel

Action from the Wooler Wheel Classic. Picutre by Anderson Drummond Photography
Action from the Wooler Wheel Classic. Picutre by Anderson Drummond Photography

The last Wooler Wheel Cycle Sportive of the year took place at the weekend, bringing the total amount raised for local charities in 2017 to £5,000.

A total of 525 riders took to the roads of north Northumberland on Saturday, tackling either a 100km or 50km course. Starting in Wooler, both routes meandered their way across the beautiful countryside.

The first test of stamina was at Lyham Bank where, emulating the riders in the OVO Energy Tour of Britain who had climbed the same hill in September, all the Wooler Wheel riders rose to the challenge.

Wooler Wheel organiser Janet Pibworth described the event as fantastic and thanked everyone who took part and supported it, including Harrison & Hetherington, Northumberland National Park, Edinburgh Bicycle Co-operative, the Great Northumberland Bread Company and Brenda and the girls who provided the hot meal at the end.

For more details and to sign up to future events, visit www.woolerwheel.co.uk