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Northumberland gears up for cycling event

Posted 15 August 2012
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Northumberland gears up for cycling event
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With the likes of Bradley Wiggins and Sir Chris Hoy seldom out of the news these days, many people will be keen to jump in the saddle.

In the Northumblerland National Park, it is mountain bike lovers who will be in their element next month.

Kielder Forest will be staging the Bellingham Blast over the weekend of 22nd and 23rd September, the second time this event has been held.

The first day will be a time trail over 61 miles of forest tracks and roads for top riders.

However, the general public will get their chance the following day with a more leisurely 18-mile ride between Bellingham and Dally Castle.

Public affairs manager with the Forestry Commission Alex MacLennan said: "Last year's event had a fabulous feel-good factor and the feedback was tremendous."

Mountain biking is now an Olympic sport in its own right, with London 2012 races being staged at the Hadleigh Farm course near Southend.

This course will now be modified and re-opened for general public use.

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