Starting in the riverside village of Haydon Bridge the route ascends both slopes of the South Tyne Valley, crossing Hadrian’s Wall twice before heading south for Alston and the spectacular panoramas of the North Pennines. It has been carefully chosen to combine a testing cycling experience with the area’s most scenic and historic assets, and participants are guaranteed an unrivalled day out.

Unique features of this event include:

  1. -   Uses 5 of the 6 highest roads in England

     (Kilhope Cross, Langdon Fell, Black Hill, Dowgang Hush & Yad Moss)

  1. -   Spectacular High Pennine scenery

  1. -   Crosses Hadrian's wall

  1. -   Riding up the Alston cobbles

-    Prepare for Virgin Money Cyclone

Hadrian’s Wall and the high pennines

View from the top of Alston’s cobbles

Further Information



Entries can be made through the British Cycling on-line entries system. See Entries Page.

The Routes

All routes start and finish at The Bridge Community Library and Visitor Information Point, Church Street, Haydon Bridge, Hexham, NE47 6JQ. See Routes Page.

See Useful Infomation page for accommodation and other local information.

Promoted by: The Haydon Bridge Development Trust

This event is run entirely by volunteers and all proceeds go to supporting The Village Trust and the Community Library.

Photography this year will be provided by Sportsunday.

They provide fantastic, high resolution digital files at very reasonable prices.    Check out their web site - click the logo.

The Old Bridge over the River Tyne in the centre of Haydon Bridge



A fantastic day with good weather and a great group of riders. Everyone got home safely and all riders and marshals seemed to have a good time - and we raised a substantial sum towards supporting our village Community Library and Visitor Information Point.

You can download full results and get your FINISH CERTIFICATE here

Finish line photos (free to download) are at Photos


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Online entries are now closed.

We will accept ON THE DAY ENTRIES. Entry fee unchanged at £25

Download our Riders Guide available here  RIDERS GUIDE.


Alston High St is now open so no re-route required there.

Eals Bridge is now closed. This DOES NOT AFFECT THE HH60 Challenge Route.

The HH100 Classic and HH140 Skyrider route will have to re-route via Lambley. This adds 2km to the length and reduces total vertical ascent by 8mtrs.

At Lanehead where the HH60 route turns left and the others used to go straight on, they now turn right. There are large Diversion signs. At Lambley the route joins the A689 and heads south on this very quiet main road. After about 5km it rejoins the original route at Slaggyford before turning left towards Barhaugh,

The new HH100 routes are here:  HH100-Diversion.gpx    HH100-Diversion.tcx

The new HH140 routes are here: HH140-Diversion.gpx   HH140-Diversion.tcx

                                    The Haydon Hundred

A cycle sportive running in South West Northumberland (and a bit in Cumbria & Durham). There is a 100km main route with challenging and unique features making it a “must-do” event for any serious cyclist and also a 60km route which is still a challenge but misses a couple of the bigger climbs. And finally we have our top rated route - the Haydon Hundred Skyrider - which as well as a spectacularly beautiful route, will test even the most experienced cyclist.

9th June 2018

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