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The Durham Big and Middle Rides

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The Durham Big and Middle Rides

The Durham Big and Middle Rides


  • Activity: Running
  • Location: Durham
  • Date: September each year
  • Distance: 10/25 miles
  • Difficulty: Moderate

The event

“Durham Big and Middle Rides are designed for young and old alike – the perfect way to see the Durham countryside and stay fit, riding along safe and closed roads.

Starting at County Hall, the Big Ride follows a scenic route up towards Sacriston, then up the lane to Broom House Farm and on towards Consett over the tops, before continuing the scenic route down the Lanchester Valley railway path back to Durham in a 25-mile round-trip.

Alternatively, for those who would prefer a slightly shorter route, the 10-mile Durham Middle Ride circuit is the perfect happy medium. Riders get to enjoy impressive views of the countryside above Sacriston (as per the Big Ride), before taking the long lane back down the hill at Witton Gilbert with Durham Cathedral in the distance, joining the railway path back towards Durham at Langley Park.”


How much does it cost to take part?

Entrants aged 6-16 pay £7 while everyone else pays £20.

What support will I receive?

Cycle for Link Ethiopia and we will be on hand to give you the advice and information you need to achieve your fundraising goals. You will also get a spot in our hall of fame!

When and where does the event take place?

The event begins at the County Hall in Durham at 09.30.

How much should I fundraise?

Individual entry is bought by the participant so there is no fundraising minimum for this challenge. Raise as much as you can and all proceeds will go towards our projects and schools in Ethiopia.
Run for Link Ethiopia in any manner and we will be there to help you with fundraising ideas and advice.

Where can I find out more?

Please click here to find out more information.

How do I sign up?

Great! Please click here to join the challenge.
If you’re taking part we’d love to hear from you – you can use the contact form on this page to get in touch. Don’t forget that you can talk to us about any fundraising queries you might have.

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