The Sandstone Way Official Launch Friday 20th March 2015
The Sandstone Way is well & truly under way with Eco Cycle Adventures supporting its official launch which was attended by creator Ted Liddle & supporters, children of Morpeth Primary School & Chris Stewart chief Correspondent at BBC Look North, Guy Opperman MP, Morpeth Wheelers as well as representatives of Northumberland Tourism and Northumberland National Park. Around 80 children will cycle stages of the route in 2015 which forms part of an initiative to make the route as appealing to locals of all ages and abilities, as visitors from outside of the county. The ride will begin at Berwick-upon-Tweed and traverse the Northumberland Sandstone Ridge and end in Hexham.
Kicking off this launch-ride is a group of 9 riders which were collected by our Eco Cycle Adventures team at Tynegreen in Hexham today at 3pm and were delivered to the starting point of the Sandstone Way complete with bikes. The riders will endeavour to conquer this historic cycle ride on a high as this cycle route is set to sweep the decks with its offering of Northumberland in all its most beautiful glory.
The Sandstone Ridge has been carved out by earth’s history going back over 330 million years where the Carboniferous period left a legacy of sandstone rocks which through time were shaped and formed to make the sandstone ridge. The Sandstone Way Mountain Bike Route follows this glorious geological scenery for 120 miles, linking sandstone features with crags and out-crops and taking in the beautiful market towns of Wooler, Rothbury, Bellingham before ending in the award winning market town of Hexham.
Throughout, The Sandstone Route is waymarked and its appeal to all abilities will see its success soar in the next 12 months… Here at Eco Cycle Adventures, we are proud to be a part of it!
Good Luck to all taking part in today’s cycle ride… we will see you at the other side!