Secret Kingdom is featured in major cycling magazine

The Tour of Britain passes through Ford last year. Picture by Jane Coltman
The Tour of Britain passes through Ford last year. Picture by Jane Coltman

The beauty of Northumberland has been showcased in an award-winning cycling magazine.

The article, in Cyclist, is written by Jonathan Manning, who describes his experiences of riding through the county. He was joined on the journey by Phil Hall, chairman of Alnwick Cycling Club, and Mark Breeze, who runs Breeze Bikes in Amble.

The route takes in Alnwick, Sharperton, Elsdon, Longframlington, Felton, Warkworth, Alnmouth and Craster. And Mannning is full of praise for The Secret Kingdom. He writes: ‘Sweeping views, wild countryside, rugged hills and a spectacular coastline make Northumberland a spellbinding county. What’s most striking of all is how exceptional beauty can be so quiet’.

Even the Gazette gets a mention. Manning writing: ‘The dawn chill making me wish for a gilet for insulation – or a copy of the Northumberland Gazette to stuff down my jersey.’