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Dirty Reiver

Panaracer Dirty Reiver

April 18 - April 20 2025
Keilder Forest, North East, UK
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Distances: 200 km
Difficulty: Extreme terrain with frequent steep hills and long sustained climb
Limited to: 2000 Participants

The Dirty Reiver is the UK's first "Mid-Western" themed Gravel Grinder and is a 200 km off road cycling challenge. Gravel Grinding is a new Genre of cycling that originates from the mid west of the United States.

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

The Dirty Reiver is the "UK's Premier Gravel Grinding" event. 

Due to the shared use of some of the course the Dirty Reiver is NOT a race.  However, finishing times will be graded based upon the first finisher and these grades are detailed in finishing times on the event page.

Dirty Reiver
Start Located At: Kielder Castle Forest Park Centre, Kielder, Hexham, Northumberland NE48 1ER
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Registration Fees

Entry for the 200/130km distances is £75.

Entry for the 65km distance is £65.


Hot and cold food
A campsite in close proximity (see below for details)
Car Parking
Please note that Kielder is a remote village with very limited facilities.
Sponsor products included in goody bag
Hot food and drink at finish . Vegetarian and Gluten free options available.
Way marked course and GPX route
Feed stations
Full medical team back up
Car Parking for the weekend (Friday 12:00 to Sunday 12:00)
Shimano Technical support at the event village
Shimano Mechanical support available on course
Bike wash (located on campsite)
Weldtite lube/cleaning stations on course and at the start
Please note for certain services there may be a charge for parts/labour.

Changing Rooms
Support for Participants
Route Signposted
First Aid
SAG Wagon
Mechanical Support at Rest Stops
After Party
Course Timing
Finishing Medals
Results Within 24 Hours
Downloadable GPS files
Post Ride Shower
Feed / Aid Stations
Post Event Meal(s) Provided As Part of Entry
Number of Aid Stations: 3