The 2018 Winking Sheep

The 2018 Winking Sheep

The North Pennines  presents a challenging terrain for any cyclist because of all the sharp climbs and descents. Any rider capable of meeting the challenge of a category 4 Sportive can now enter the British Cycling registered 2018 Winking Sheep Cycle Sportive. Entry for riders is now available at

Three routes are offered this year by the organisers.

  • The Lamb is a 55 Mile route
  • The Shearling is a new 75 mile route
  • The Winking Sheep is the 90 mile route

Riders can enter for a very reasonable £25. The routes are open road and marshalled with three refreshment stations therefore whatever the weather the sportive will be a great event. The Teesdale and Weardale Search and Mountain Rescue Team will receive a donation of any surplus.

However good a rider you are except the challenge and book now and bring your friends.