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Ride to the Stars - Cycle Ride into Northumberland National Parks Dark Sky!

Ride to the Stars - Cycle Ride into Northumberland National Parks Dark Sky!


A unique event celebrating the incredible star gazing opportunities available near the National Park Centre at Once Brewed on Hadrian's Wall.

 

 

 

The Cycle Hub Saddle Skedaddle, Northumberland National Park and The Sill Project are providing a unique expereince this April.

At the end of April this year we should have the perfect opportunity for some star gazing – (hopefully) warmer, drier weather, a barely developed moon (so the skies will be at their darkest) and expertise on hand from the volunteers of the Newcastle Astronomical Society.

The Ride to the Stars event will include a guided 40 mile (65 Kms) road ride that will be based around the Hadrian’s Wall cycle route, a three course dinner at the Twice Brewed Inn, an informative talk on astronomy, (weather permitting) star gazing opportunities and at the end we’ll drive you and your bike back to Newcastle’s Cycle Hub cafe.

The ride will be run at a gentle pace and will have vehicle support, but you need to be confident of your ability of ride 40 miles, some of which will be hilly.

Places on the ride are £70 per person and are strictly limited in number, in order to keep the group to a small size. A smaller group size will mean a more enjoyable event for everyone – you’ll be well looked after by our guides and staff and will get the best opportunities to talk to the astronomers and to ask questions.

The ride will start from The Cycle Hub at 12pm (midday) and we should be back at The Cycle Hub in the evening at approximately 11-11.30pm.

You be able to leave spare clothing in the support vehicle, so that you can get changed once we finish riding.

Bike hire will be available from The Cycle Hub for £25 per person – this will need to be pre-booked.

As a teaser we have linked to a great video of Northumberland's Dark Skies! http://www.cyclepad.org.uk/listing/Northumberland-National-Park-by-Night

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