Starting in the riverside village of Haydon Bridge the route ascends both slopes of the South Tyne Valley, before heading south for Alston and the spectacular panoramas of the North Pennines. It has been carefully chosen to combine a testing cycling experience with the area’s most scenic and historic assets, and participants are guaranteed an unrivalled day out. There’s lots more information under the Route tab at the top of this page.

Unique features of this event include:

  1. Uses 5 of the 6 highest roads in England

     (Kilhope Cross, Langdon Fell, Black Hill, Dowgang Hush & Yad Moss)

  1. Spectacular High Pennine scenery

  1. 3 routes - 800m, 1800m, 2800m of climbing

  1. Riding up the Alston cobbles

View from the top of Alston’s cobbles

Further Information



Entries can be made through the British Cycling on-line entries system. See Entries Page.

The Routes

All routes start and finish at The Bridge Community Library and Visitor Information Point, Church Street, Haydon Bridge, Hexham, NE47 6JQ. See Routes Page.

See Useful Infomation page for accommodation and other local information.

Promoted by: The Haydon Bridge Development Trust

This event is run entirely by volunteers and all proceeds go to supporting The Village Trust and the Community Library.

The Old Bridge over the River Tyne in the centre of Haydon Bridge

The Haydon Hundred is a sportive running in the South Tyne Valley in South West Northumberland. The 3 routes include a 100km main route with several unique features including climbing the Alston cobbles and crossing Alston and Allendale Moors. The 60km Challenge route is designed for the less experienced cyclist. Still tough but at less than 40 miles it is accessible to any reasonably fit cyclist. Finally the 140km, expert only, Skyrider route climbs 5 of the 6 highest roads in England giving a massive 2700 metres of vertical for the day.

The friendly event starts and finishes in Haydon Bridge where all entrants are given a voucher  to spend on refreshments in any of the village's shops, pubs, food outlets and of course our famous 'Hog Roast'.

15th June 2019

Photos on the day by SportSunday Photography.

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