Saturday 4th May 2019
Lewis Burn, Kielder Forest, Northumberland
What is the distance?
One lap equates to around 9 miles of riding. You need to do as many laps as possible in that time. With 8 hours of effort you should expect to be pushing hard.
Solo suffering – £40
Pairs – £35 per person
Entry includes a finishers memento, prizes, safety cover, timing, cheery marshals and plenty of heckling.
05:30 – Site opens for parking – note it takes a long time to get through the forest.
06:00 – Registration opens
07:30 – Registration closes
07:45 – Compulsory Safety Briefing (start line)
08:00 – Start of Lewis Burn 8
1 vehicle per team. Parking is free and will be on a wide forest track with enough space for riders to go down the side. Plan to operate out the back of your car. If there is space to put a gazeebo up then feel free.
Registration will take place at the event HQ. Toilet facilities are available on site.
The course covers approximately 9miles as it snakes its way around Lewis Burn and Lonesome Pine taking in all the popular areas and even some of the lesser-known ones such as the black trail called Ant’s Path.
We will record finish times and will make the results available after the event on the website. Please ensure your run number is visible after you cross the finish line. If you drop out of the event at any time after you have registered and collected your run number, then you must go to the nearest checkpoint/marshal or registration and let them know you are dropping out.
There is no connectivity in the forest of any kind so no live timing.
If you have any medical conditions you must tell us in advance of the run. A professional medical team will be on site to deal with major incidents. First aiders can also be found around the course. Each participant will be given an info pack before the event highlighting safety issues. Mountain Rescue are informed of the event. The nearest hospital is Cramlington Accident and Emergency Hospital.
Got something on your mind? Our FAQ page might have the answer.