New guide map provides array of routes for biking in the Cheviots

There are spectacular views to be found.
There are spectacular views to be found.

A new Cheviot Hills route map for mountain bikers has been created by cycling expert and Tyne Valley Mountain Bike Club chairman Ted Liddle.

Part of a family of new cycling guides published by Blagdon-based Northern Heritage, Ted’s latest map reveals the best routes using a special format that shows route type and track width.

On Dere Street.

On Dere Street.

The Cheviot Hills Orbital is a classic tour which is three challenging routes in one.

The rider can choose either a very difficult one-day loop, a two-day orbital or two separate tours – the North loop and South loop.

The reverse side of the map features 12 individual day rides spread across the hills, which integrate many of the ancient ‘roads’, tracks, trails and bridleways in the area.

Ted said: “There were three reasons for creating this map; firstly, to provide reliable high-quality information to mountain bikers, including where best to cycle in the Cheviot Hills; secondly, to attract mountain bikers to this little known area of wilderness; and thirdly, to encourage the increasing number of cyclists to spend time and money in what is an accessible but remote and stunning part of the UK, thereby supporting a range of rural businesses through the money they will spend.”

The front cover of the map.

The front cover of the map.

Priced £9.99, it is available from retailers or http://ww.northern-heritage.co.uk

ISBN 9780995748545

Down Salters Road east.

Down Salters Road east.

Down to Barrowburn.

Down to Barrowburn.

Heading towards Alwinton.

Heading towards Alwinton.

On Windy Gyle.

On Windy Gyle.