Wooler Wheel to stage a fifth anniversary classic

Hundreds of riders took part in the Wooler Wheel Borderlands, the first of three sportive events organised by Wooler Cycle Hub for 2015.
Hundreds of riders took part in the Wooler Wheel Borderlands, the first of three sportive events organised by Wooler Cycle Hub for 2015.
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The Wooler Wheel Classic Cycle Sportif is celebrating its fifth anniversary with an event to raise money for MS Research and Relief Fund (MSRRF).

The Classic Cycle Sportive takes place on October 1 and offers two distances – 100km and 50km – making it ideal for experienced riders and those attempting their first Sportif.

Unlike some other events, this is not a race and riders can complete the ride at their own pace. Both routes are well signed and marshals are located at regular points along the route ensuring everyone is well looked after.

Starting and finishing in Wooler, the classic takes riders on a circular tour through stunning scenery and challenging climbs.

Wooler Wheel organiser, Janet Pibworth, said: “The classic is still a firm favourite with many riders and has becomes a regular fixture in many diaries.

“We are expecting around 500 riders so everyone who takes part will certainly feel that they’ve taken part in a real team effort to raise money for charity.

“The classic is a great introduction for those doing their first Sportif and for experienced and elite cyclists it is still a demanding rides making a perfect way to wind down the season.”

MSRRF provides a range of services to people whose lives have been affected by multiple sclerosis (MS). Based in Morpeth they provide services and support across the North East, including an outreach centre in Berwick.

The Wooler Wheel is once again fortunate to have the support of Harrison & Hetherington, which owns H&H Wooler Auction Mart, which provides an ideal base for the cycle events.

Other supporters include Northumberland National Park, Edinburgh Bicycle Co-operative, the Great Northumberland Bread Company and Farm to Freeze.

With the two classic rides on offer, whichever you choose you are guaranteed a great time.

If cycling isn’t really your thing but you’d like to help with the event, you could go and join the band of marshals on the day itself.

For more information on the event and how to enter go to www.woolerwheel.co.uk.

For details about riding to raise funds for MSRRF contact Dan Nelson on 01670 505 829 or d.nelson@msrrf.org.uk