Pub cycling event is set to bigger and better

A cycling event is back for the second year in a row at a north Northumberland pub and is set to be bigger and better than ever.

Friday, 29th April 2016, 8:31 am
Rain didnt dampen the spirits for the inaugural bike ride at St Marys Inn, Stannington on Saturday 24th April and we had over 70 riders on the day. Everyone arrived for 1230 and were welcomed with free coffee and cake. Then before peddling off into the Northumbrian countryside riders received a guide to the rules of cycling by local expert and organiser of the Virgin Money Cyclone Peter Harrison. Two routes had been mapped out of 20k and 40k and riders were both expert and novice, young and old. Due to the success, and as we are keen to spread the cycling friendly word we are already planning a further ride with BBQ in the summer, as well as guided ides starting and finishing at St Marys. For more information on St Marys Inn call: 01670 293293 or visit the website

St Mary’s Cycling Day is back and will once again take place from St Mary’s Inn, Stannington, on Saturday.

As with last year, St Mary’s Inn has developed two different routes, one is a distance of 15km and the other 25km.

However, as organisers wish to attract more families and novice cyclists, they have introduced a third, shorter route of 6km.

There will be an outside bar, medals for all kids taking part, free coffee and cake.

There is no need to register, just meet at St Mary’s at 12.30pm for a 1pm start.

St Mary’s Inn has regular Sunday rides with routes available to cater for all abilities. It also runs a cycling group on Strava where keen cyclists can become members and be notified of forthcoming cycling events. For more information, visit