Another one for the race diary is the Naughty Northumbrian Enduro! A solid way to round out a season of racing in one of the most under rated parts of the UK.
Northern Downhill, High Fell Events and Descent-World have come together to bring a ‘right old do’ to the Coquet Vale in Northumberland.
September 30th-October 1st will see a brand new enduro event take place in the rugged and picturesque Northumberland National Park.
The Naughty Northumbrian will be based at the iconic Clennell (pronounced kennel) Hall, at the head of the Coquet Valley in England’s most northerly, and most sparsely populated (68 people per sq KM) county of Northumberland.
With two offerings – “The Full Naughty” – a 6 stage, 22 mile Enduro and the “Enduro Lite” – a 3 stage, 11 mile Enduro on offer the Naughty Northumbrian will take in a mix of alpine style forest trails through to flowing moorland terrain in the high country that borders Scotland.
If you’re looking for comparisons – think Tweedlove Valejuah in terms of technicality with the added bonus of being somewhere that you can’t normally ride and as close to wilderness as you’ll get in England.
With music, a movie night, beer, prizes, expo area and camping on offer, the Naughty Northumbrian is the perfect way to round off your season in style, all while tackling exclusive, technical trails that can’t be ridden at any other time.
The event is a collaboration between established event organisers Northern DH and High Fell events along with Descent-World.
The dig crew are currently working hard, re working a mixture of existing trails and creating 3 entirely new stages that will take you from High Fells down into fairy tale like valleys.
Tommy Wilkinson, from Descent-World: “Making the Naughty a reality is something I’ve dreamt about for a considerable amount of time. Northumberland has so much space and stunning terrain to offer but isn’t really on the map when it comes to riding.
“The Naughty Northumbrian will begin to change that by offering a top class event experience with amazing riding in one package. The terrain is off limits outside of events, but people will begin to get a feel for how welcoming and friendly it is round here. As they’d say round here it’s going to be a fair old do.”