COVID 19 Update

An update from the organisers of the Dirty Reiver regarding the Covid-19 Pandemic

We’re bitterly disappointed to have to make this decision, but we have no option but to cancel the Dirty Reiver completely for 2020.

We’ve always known that this was a possibility, but wanted to remain optimistic, make new plans and keep the dream alive for as long as we could. We’ve been in close contact with land owners and the local community throughout the ongoing Covid19 situation and there is little to suggest that it would be safe, or even legal, to hold the event. As we write, an outbreak in neighbouring Carlisle threatens the re-introduction of lockdown measures there.


All entrants will be offered a choice of transferring their entry to the 2021 event (avoiding any price increase), or a refund. All registered riders have been sent an email with what to do next – check your spam folder if this has not come through. Our sponsor partners are fully on board for 2021, which promises to be the biggest and best Dirty Reiver yet – more news to follow!


The April date for 2021 will be confirmed in the coming week.

We hope that you and yours are healthy and able to enjoy some time on the trails. Keep an eye on our social media channels for some Dirty Reiver related motivational fun in the coming months. Stay safe, masked and socially distant as appropriate and enjoy the rest of the summer..


Many thanks for your patience and for bearing with us.

Bryan and Andy (Focal Events)