The Shearling : 75 Mile Route

The Shearling is the new middle distance route that we are introducing this year. We have removed the sting in the tail and you return to St John’s Chapel direct from Westgate. Of course if you feel inspired you can switch to the Winking Sheep course at Westgate.

Route: St John’s Chapel – Alston – Garrigill – Middleton-in-Teesdale
Stanhope – Blanchland – Rookhope – Eastgate – Westgate – St John’s Chapel

Strava page for this course

Online entry is now closed. To enter please email us or come along on Saturday between 1-4pm or Sunday morning.


At a glance:

Choice of 90, 75 and 55 mile routes over the most glorious countryside and through the most welcoming of Pennine villages.

No Closed Roads – but lots of signposting and marshalls at all junctions and danger points.

Food at the start, end and at 3 points en route.

Broom Wagon and Mobile Mechanics should the worst happen.

Cut off 9 hours after the last rider starts – so as long as you ride at 10mph you’ll finish in time.

Free Parking for Sportive riders and support.