Kielder Forest: April 20th and 21st 2018

The Dirty Reiver 200 (200km)and Dirty One Thirty (130km) are off road cycling challenges based on the Gravel Grinder format found predominantly in the mid west of America.

Riders will traverse gravel forest access roads that service the vast areas of forest covering the border region of England and Scotland.The events will take riders through remote areas providing outstanding viewpoints across this spectacular part of the UK.

Due to the shared use of some of the course the Dirty Reiver and Dirty One Thirty are NOTraces. However, finishing times will be graded and these grades are detailed in finishing times on the event page.

Those who like their drop bar riding on the gravelly side will be pleased to hear the UK’s

largest gravel grinder is back again in 2018. Offering 200km and 130km options again this increasingly popular form of riding seeks to be bigger and better in its next edition.

The Dirty Reiver will now take place over 2 days with the inaugural Expo event taking place on the Friday. This Expo will offer riders the chance to get to grips with product from the events sponsors as well as enjoy some social downtime and prepare for the following days ride. Expect to find a pasta party taking place on the Friday evening to ensure all riders are well prepped for the task at hand.

With having a (limited) starter’s field of 1000 the Dirty Reiver is the biggest Gravel Event outside the United Stated.

Tempted to take part? 

Head over to the Dirty Reiver website to find out more.

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