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For 2022 the Dirty Reiver will assume it’s usual place in the calendar on the weekend of 23-24th April – after the Easter Holidays.

Entries open Wednesday 1st December at 10am (UK Time) using the link below


Due to resent storm Arwen Kielder Campsite has no power or internet. Please do not email or try to book with them until further notice.


RGT Cycling Partners with Dirty Reiver To Take Gravel Racing Virtual

In association with event hosts Genesis Bikes plus Weldtite and Hunt Wheels partner with RGT Cycling on a new gravel road
Around 20km of Kielder Forest’s iconic trails can be ridden virtually on the platform RGT Cycling becomes first virtual cycling platform to host a real-world gravel event online

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Quote from The Times Newspaper

“One of the best mass- participation events I have ever had the pleasure of entering — and I’m comparing it to the marathons in London and New York as well as the Etape du Tour” – The Times 2021






The Course

The Dirty Reiver 200 (200km), Dirty One Thirty (130km) and the new Dirty Sixty Fiver (65km) are off road cycling challenges based on the Gravel Grinder format found predominantly in the mid west of America.

The ‘Sixty Fiver’ course will also be open to E-Bikes as the Dirt-E-Reiver! Please note E-Bikes will not be allowed on the longer distances.

In 2021 both courses were re-planned to explore new trails within the Kielder and Wark Forest areas, with a few minor tweaks for 2022.

Riders will traverse gravel forest access roads that service the vast areas of forest covering the border region of England and Scotland. The events will take riders through remote areas providing outstanding viewpoints across this spectacular part of the UK.