Walney to Wear Training

Updated 19 July

Training Ride 4, Sunday 23 July. Change of Venue and Route.

Now departing from Watergate Park, taking in the banks of the river Tyne with lunch either at Hedley’s Cafe (Newburn) or The Cycle Hub (Ouseburn), decision to be made on the day. We will be using the Watergate Cafe (toilets & tea etc.) at the start and finish of the day. If you are not sure where Watergate Park is… click here for a map ( Watergate ).

Training Ride Photographs

Training Ride 2 - Starting at Lintzford Mill and heading to Ebchester, Newlands, Whittonstall, New Ridley, Stocksfield, Bywell, Ovingham, Wylam, Dissington, Raggy Heirlooms (lunch), Medburn, Newburn, Dewenthaugh and Rowlands Gill.

Mistakenly published at being 35 miles, the actual milage rather surprisingly turned out to be just short of 47. The weather wasn’t particularly helpful, with rain being a constant partner for the first 4 1/2 hours. All that aside… here are a few photographs.

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Training Ride 1 – Taking in… Newburn, Heddon, Dissington, Ovingham, Bywell, Stocksfield, New Ridley, Hedley, Coalburns and Wylam (Daniel’s Cafe).

One of the best Saturday rides for a long time, with good weather, fantastic views, ford crossings and some really steep hills all combining to make it a great success.

Headline Stats… total distance 35 miles, total height climbed 1,945 ft, highest point (Hedley) 850 ft, total time in the saddle (moving) 4 hours, Calorie burn (averaged) 2000+ .

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Updated 18 April

I’ve updated the training ride program to reflect more closely day one of the W2W route, please click here to get your copy of the modified version….  W2W Training Ride Program 2017R2

Updated 16 April

Please Note, I will be redesigning the routes for the training ride program associated with this tour. This decision is taken directly as a result of the recce undertaken Thursday to Saturday, 13 – 15 April. I had originally based the training on information I’d gleamed from the official route profiles taken from the W2W website, I’ve concluded that clearly these are not sufficiently detailed to reflect the terrain I encountered. The W2W is not laden with major hills like the C2C, but it’s certainly not as flat as the route profile would have you believe, there’s a lot of ‘uphill and down dale’, lovely scenery though.

Updated 6 April

The Walney to Wear Training Rides Program is now published and available to download and print, please click here to get your copy…..  W2W Training Ride Program 2017a

Training ride photographs will appear above…