Several cycle routes lie close by, including:
The 7Stanes Mountain Bike Trails
The 7stanes are seven mountain biking centres spanning the south of Scotland, from
the heart of the Scottish Borders to Dumfries and Galloway. At each of the 7stanes
locations, you'll find a stone sculpture reflecting a local myth or legend. Moat
Vale provides a (not quite) central location for the routes. The stanes are found
out on the trails in the forests, in prominent locations near cycling and walking
paths. They’re accessible on foot or by horse as well as by bike, and range in size
from one to three metres high and from two to six tons in weight.
The Border Stane, Newcastleton
This stane is stands right on the border between Scotland and England. The hole in
the middle allows people stand on either side of the border and shake hands through
the stane: http://www.7stanesmountainbiking.com/
Trail map: http://scotland.forestry.gov.uk/images/pdf/rec_pdfs/7stanes-newcastleton.pdf
The Border Reivers Cycle Route
They were notorious murderers, thieves and ne’er-do-wells who plundered the lawless
border lands of England and Scotland with impunity for than 300 years. For them life
was hard, violent, and usually short- ended by the cold steel of a sword, or more
commonly by a hangman’s noose. They were the Border Reivers.
Now, four centuries after they roamed the land, the bloody legend of the Reivers
lives on. The Border Reivers Cycle Trail takes you into the heart of their stronghold.
Aimed at cyclists, walkers and horse riders, with routes to suit all the family the
Trail covers over 100 miles of spectacular and unspoilt countryside. http://reivers-route.co.uk/the-route/
Lands End to John o Groats (LEJoG)
We always have a few LEJoGgers in every year, some on their own , some as part of
larger parties and full support crew. LE JoGgers are always welcome and always have
a tale or two to tell on their way past Carlisle and Gretna Green. The question
is ..... Why :) !!!!
National Cycle Network - Route 7
This long distance route takes you from Sunderland to Inverness via Longtown. See
sustrans link http://www.sustrans.org.uk/route-7 for a route map and additional info.
Cyclists are always welcome to take a well earned break at Moat Vale .
Eden Valley Circular Cycle Route
Spur 1 of the Eden Valley Circular Cycle Route from Carlisle to Brampton is an ideal
way to experience much of The Debatable Lands. The majority of the route is on small,
quiet roads that see little more than local traffic and provide spectacular views
of the beautiful countryside.
Kielder Forest Mountain Biking
Kielder is now an international destination for mountain bikers. The Deadwater Trail
offers an exiting range of challenges fro 2km to 15km long.
or http://www.visitkielder.com/play/adventure/mountain-biking for more info
Cycle Hire & Service
BIKESEVEN Cycle Service Centre
Unit 2 Sandilands, Longtown, Cumbria, CA6 5LY
Tel: 01228 792497
Bike Hire + Bike Building, Parts, Training, Hire, Help & Advice.
Great Service, Great Gear and free coffee for all Land’s End to John o’ Groatsters.
Just 3 Miles from Moat Vale Campsite
The Bike Place
Catering for the MTB enthusiast.
Unit 3, Rivermead, Kielder, NE48 1HX
01434 250 457
Located adjacent to Kielder Castle, the friendly and ever-helpful Kielder
Bikes can provide spares, repairs, bike hire and a rescue service.
Tel: 01434 250