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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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Dirty Reiver Postponed to September 2021

We’re sure that this news won’t come as a surprise to most of you, but having tried to keep Reiver hopes alive, we must now concede that we won’t all be gathering in Kielder in April. The Dirty Reiver 2021 is now booked in for the weekend of September 11th. We have also agreed an April 2022 date with Forestry England too (weekend of April 23rd).

You now have three options:
1. Leave your entry live for September 11th
2. Request a refund
3. Transfer your entry to April 2022

Option 1 is the default, so if you want to ride the event in September, you can sit back and relax, safe in the knowledge that you are entered (actually – get out and keep training). If September cannot go ahead, your entry will transfer to April 2022 (or you can refund).
Can’t make September 11th? For a refund, or to have your entry transferred to April 2022, please complete your details in the Google Form, which was emailed to all entrants (before March 1st please). Every rider requiring a refund or transfer to April 2022 must complete the form, regardless of who processed your entry. If somebody else completed the entry for you, you may need to get some details from them.



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.

For 2019 both courses were re-planned to explore new trails within the Kielder and Wark Forest areas, with a few minor tweaks for 2021.

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.