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Cycling in and around Hexham

Explore Hexham and Northumberland by Bike

Hexham is the jumping off point for the best cycling in the country with the deserted North Pennines, the last true wilderness of England, to the south and the forested roads and tracks of the Northumberland Cheviots to the north.

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Visit Hexham

Discover one of Northumberland's most beautiful and historic market towns and surrounding countryside.

Explore our website to find things to do, places to visit, where to stay and eat. So much to see and do in Hexham to suit all budgets.

Visit Hexham

Discover one of Northumberland's most beautiful and historic market towns and surrounding countryside.

Explore our website to find things to do, places to visit, where to stay and eat. So much to see and do in Hexham to suit all budgets.

Visit Hexham

Discover one of Northumberland's most beautiful and historic market towns and surrounding countryside.

Explore our website to find things to do, places to visit, where to stay and eat. So much to see and do in Hexham to suit all budgets.

Visit Hexham

Discover one of Northumberland's most beautiful and historic market towns and surrounding countryside.

Explore our website to find things to do, places to visit, where to stay and eat. So much to see and do in Hexham to suit all budgets.

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Cycle Routes, Cycle Hire and Repairs


There’s plenty to keep cycling enthusiasts and their families active in and around Hexham.

Cycle Routes | Cycle Hire

Cycle Routes
Hexham Sandstone Way Small Cycle Route Map Click for full size versionSandstone Way

The Sandstone Way is Northumberland's brand new mountain bike route. The route, which runs 120 miles through Northumberland from Berwick-upon-Tweed and Hexham, has been praise by endurance mountain biker Richard Rothwell.

It passes through the picturesque market towns of Wooler, Rothbury, Bellingham and a number of smaller villages and rural hamlets. The waymarked route traverses an ever-changing landscape, rich in history, geology and iconic scenery including Hadrian’s Wall and Northumberland National Park.

Visit the Sandstone Way website.

A Cycling Mecca

Hexham is the jumping off point for the best cycling in the country with the deserted North Pennines, the last true wilderness of England, to the south and the forested roads and tracks of the Northumberland Cheviots to the north.

Visit Kielder Website North Pennines Website

Eco Cycle Adventures
Less than 1 mile from the centre of Hexham  Unit 7a Haugh Lane, Hexham, NE46 3PU
01434 600600    Website    Email

Hadrian's Cycleway

National Cycle Network Route 72, passes through Hexham. The 160 mile (256 kilometres) cycling route stretches the length of the Hadrian's Wall World Heritage Site linking Ravenglass on the Cumbrian coast to Tynemouth near Newcastle.

Most of it follows well-surfaced gravel cycle paths, tarmac cycle paths and quiet minor roads. There are no difficult off-road sections, but there are a few steep, short hills in the central section (up to 150m height climb).

For up to date information about the route visit the website.

The National Byway

The National Byway is a 3,300-mile (5,311 km.) sign-posted cycling route round England and parts of Scotland and Wales. Also passes through Hexham and provides a 23 mile loop.

Website


Cycle Hire

ACTIVCYCLES - 5 miles, Corbridge
17 Watling Street Corbridge    NE45 5AH    01434 632950    Website    Email

BECKS BIKES - 11 miles, Allendale
Deneholme, Allendale    NE47 9PX    01434 618579    Website    Email

ECO CYCLE ADVENTURES
Less than 1 mile from the centre of Hexham  Unit 7a Haugh Lane, Hexham, NE46 3PU
01434 600600    Website    Email

THE BIKE PLACE - 18 miles, Bellingham
1 King St, Bellingham, Northumberland    NE48 2AX   01434 220210    Website    Email

THE BIKE PLACE - 35 miles, Kielder
Station Garage, Kielder Village, Northumberland   NE48 1EG   01434 250457    Website    Email

WHEELS FOR ALL BIKE HIRE - 30 miles, Kielder.
Calvert Trust Kielder, Kielder Water & Forest Park    NE48 1BS    01434 250232    Website

PURPLE MOUNTAIN BIKE CENTRE - 35 miles, Kielder
Kielder    NE48 1ER    01434 250532    Website



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