Ever marvelled at Brian Cox’s explanations of the solar system? Want to know more about that big expanse out there? If so, join us on the 26th of April for a unique blend of cycling, star gazing and feasting, all set within the bounds of the beautiful rural Northumberland landscape.
The Cycle Hub has teamed up with Saddle Skedaddle, Northumberland National Park and The Sill Project to organise this special event for all you bike and star lovers out there. The ride takes you deep into the heart of Northumberland, a county considered to have the darkest skies in the country, perfect for gazing up into the solar scape and experiencing one of those life affirming ‘moments.’
The Ride to the Stars event will include a guided 40 mile (65 Kms) road ride that will be based around the Hadrian’s Wall cycle route, a three course dinner at the Twice Brewed Inn, an informative talk on astronomy delivered by expert volunteers of the Newcastle Astronomical Society, (weather permitting) star gazing opportunities and at the end we’ll drive you and your bike back to Newcastle’s Cycle Hub cafe.
The event will start from The Cycle Hub at 12pm (midday) and we should be back at The Cycle Hub in the evening at approximately 11-11.30pm. Tickets cost £70 per person and are limited in number, in order for us to keep the group at a relatively small size for the ultimate and best experience possible.
This really is a unique opportunity and not one to be missed, you never know, you might see the world a little differently afterwards, or at least be deliciously full with some local yummy grub!
For more information about the Ride to the Stars event check out our ‘Whats On’ section.