Ponteland to Wallington and Back Extravaganza

Sunday 10th August 2014 at 10.00am This is what time the ride will set off. It’s best to get to the starting point at least 15 minutes beforehand to avoid missing the start.

Starting Point & Postcode
Ponteland Leisure Centre, Callerton Lane NE20 9EG
Overall Duration On a long ride, it’s sometimes good to have a little break in the middle, or maybe a catch up at the beginning or end to keep it sociable. This means that the overall ride duration may be longer than the actual cycling time.
4 hours 0 mins  (3 hours 0 mins cycling)
Bike Type You probably don’t want to drag your road bike across bumpy trails. Maybe you want to make the most of the suspension on your mountain bike. This helps you match your ride to your bike.
Suitable for Child Trailers
Accessible Route Accessible routes have been British Cycling assessed, with guidance from disability charities - meaning they are suitable for the majority of adaptive bikes. The route will have no or low levels of traffic, there will be plenty of space and will have a good surface throughout
Sky Ride Local
Guided Rides Great routes and support from trained leaders


What other riders think of this route

Sky Ride Local in Newcastle

Come and join us on this road route following quiet country lanes taking in some amazing sights along the way. Starting in Ponteland, the route passes by Kirkley Hall (Northumberland College) which features an obelisk commemorating the ascension of William and Mary in 1689. Next up is the scenic Bolam Lake, a popular local attraction before reaching the midpoint of the ride Wallington, much-loved home to generations of the unconventional Trevelyan family and now looked after by the National Trust. Here we will have time for a break and a brew before making our way back to Ponteland.

For more information on Wallington Hall National Trust property please click on the link below.


Join us on some amazing rides, created in association with our friends at the National Trust. Make the most of some beautiful countryside, and great facilities for cyclists.

You don’t have to be the next Bradley Wiggins, but you’ll need to know your way around a bike and be fairly fit to take part in our Challenging rides. If you’re comfortable riding with other people and fancy a fresh challenge, these rides are perfect for you. They start at around twenty miles long, and are paced at between 11 and 12 miles an hour.

 ©National Trust

Additional Information

Helmets must be worn by all under 18's regardless of ride level.
Please make sure your bike is in good working order and bring equipment with you to repair punctures, Ride Leaders are there to help but are not responsible for your bike.
All rides leave at the time stated you must arrive early Ride Leaders will not wait. 

Car Parking
Yes, at Ponteland Leisure Centre. Please note parking is strictly limited at facility; cyclists are encouraged to car share wherever possible or cycle to the start point.
Nearest Train Station
Newcastle Central 
Changing Facilities Available?
Yes, at start point.  
Toilet Facilities Available?
Yes, at start point and at Wallington  

Meet the Ride Leaders

  • Roger Clarke
    Roger Clarke Hi, I've been riding a bike all my life, from gentle rides and touring with my Dad, to racing in road races at university and later in time trials. But don't worry, these days you'll mostly find me on a social club ride to one of the many great cafes around Northumberland! Let's face it, the best thing about cycling is being able to eat lots of cake :-) I'm also secretary of Tyneside Vagabonds Cycling Club (the North East's friendliest cycling club!) so if you enjoy the rides and want to take it further then you know where to come ;-) Looking forward to meeting lots of new riders for a potter around the lanes!
  • Lee Woolston
    Lee Woolston Rider of 7 year's experience. Mainly ride for commuting, pleasure, social and challenge rides. Completed John O' Groats to Land's End in 2011. Member of Sunderland Clarion Cycling Club.
  • Bronwen Banner
    Bronwen Banner I'm proud to be a leader for both Sky and Breeze rides. Please join us on Twitter and Facebook for more news and photos. If you'd like to be added to the local Breeze mailing list please drop me an email to breeze.bron@gmail.com https://twitter.com/SkyRide_Tyne https://www.facebook.com/breezenortheast https://www.facebook.com/GoSkyRideNewcastle It's going to be a great Summer of cycling in Newcastle - I look forward to welcoming you on one of our rides.

Rider Comments on the Route

  • Ian Tait Monday 28th September
  • Ian Tait Monday 28th September
  • Ian Tait Monday 28th September
  • Robert Mullen Monday 14th September Excellent ride, fantastic mid-ride stop and great leadership. many thanks for this ride.

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