The Reiver Riding Party follows the Reiver Raid, a new bikepacking route through the magnificent Ale Water Valley on a mixture of farm tracks, Landrover tracks, singletrack, quiet roads and lanes. If you are new to bikepacking, or simply want to ride with like-minded people, this is the perfect event. Whereas most bikepacking events are fully self-supported, the Reiver Riding Party is perfect if you are not yet comfortable with the no-support philosophy. You can ride a wonderful route with the ease of knowing that there’ll be a space to camp in the evening, a toilet, fresh water and others to socialise and talk bikes.
The first day will be approximately 96 km in length, the second day around 79 km. The route is set, how much adventure you will add, is up to you. Both days include about 2000m of climbing and up to 16%, so you need good legs to complete the route. You will receive a GPX file for your GPS device in advance, but you have to navigate on the course yourself. There are no marshals along the route.
Tickets can be purchased here.