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North Pennines MTB Marathon - 19th July 2014

New Mountain Bike Event in North Pennines

TVMTBVolunteers to help beforehand and on the day are required! Please try to find time to help make this event successful and profitable. Offers to Paul or Ted please – update below.   

Progress is being made with the setting up of the inaugural North Pennines Mountain Bike Marathon http://tynevalleymtb.org/  All relevant landowners have been informed and we're in discussions with them to figure out the finer details of the most suitable route. Garrigill Village Hall is booked for the event HQ and Blencarn Village Hall will be our outpost and part-way feed station. We met with Garrigill Village Hall Committee last week to talk through the event to discuss the arrangements including catering and entertainment for the Saturday night post-ride party.

We will have the event registered with British Cycling and the website setup for entries imminently. At the moment we only have a couple of sponsors, but once it’s all live, I'll be contacting as many potential sponsors as possible for assistance with the event, and spot-prizes to give out. Hopefully the appeal of the fact we're raising money for good causes will encourage them to be generous. To recap, profits form the event will go to the Tyne Valley Mountain Bike Club to invest in local trail development, we'll be donating to the Garrigill Village appeal to buy a defibrillator, and obviously we'll be sending customers to local businesses in the area.

We still need volunteers to help out. Already Glen Graham has answered the call and gone on a recce up past Tynehead to investigate the state of the trails up there. Anyone else who fancies a bit of exploring should please get in touch.


Thanks for getting involved!            Paul & Roy

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