The Winking Sheep : 90 Mile Route

The Winking Sheep is the long distance challenge route.

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

The 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.

All profit will be donated to The Teasdale and Weardale Search and Mountain Rescue Team.

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.