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Dirty Reiver 2023

The other weekend I spent some time in Northumberland taking some photographs at the Dirty Reiver gravel event. The event consists of three different routes a 65km, 130km and 200km ride.

The 200km event is one continuous loop with three feed stations at 52km, 103km and 154km approx. There is 3100m of ascent with cut-offs at 34km and 136km – more info in the relevant section.

The 130km event follows a similar route to the 200km with 2100m of ascent, feeds at 52km and 103km and a cut-off at 34km.

The 65km event has 1000m of ascent with a feed at 48km.

I took around 6000 photos and have uploaded them to Roots and Rain. A small section can be found on Instagram.

Tyne Tour 2020

Unfortunately the Tyne Tour for 2020 didn’t happen last weekend due to the restictiction currently in place in England for Covid-19. The decision not to run the event was definitely the right one. I for one definitely missed seeing the action unfold from Rescue Rock on the North Tyne. For all those that also missed not being in the Tyne Valley last weekend here is a post with some images from the last few years.

Tyne Tour 2020
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Enduro Photography

I thought I’d post a few of my MTB Enduro shots from the last couple of years. I hope I’m starting to get my eye in.

Shots at the Ard Rock and Ard Moors 2018 were taken with a Nikon D500. All other shots were taken with a Sony Alpha A9.

The links will take you to my Roots and Rain pages where you’ll find tens of thousands of my images from these events.

Ard Rock 2018

Steve Peat
Danny Hart
Tracey Moseley

Ard Rock 2018 photos

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Tyne Tour 2019

I have taken around 2k images on the North Tyne today, or #thetynebezi as its now know. At 1.84 on the gauge the river was running well following rain last night and release from Kiedler water. The images were taken using a professional full frame camera. The images posted below are low resolution.

Tyne Tour 2019
Tyne Tour 2019
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Tyne Tour 2017 – Part II

More images taken from Rescue Rock on the North Tyne. Welcome to Tyne Tour 2017 – Part II.

Tyne Tour 2017 - Part II

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Tyne Tour 2017

Water was low but the stoke was high. Great action, warmish weather and great light have made for a great day photographing paddlers at the Tyne Tour 2017.

This is just a small selection of the 1000s that were taken today.

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Tyne Tour – 2015

Tickets for this year’s Tyne Tour are now available. Come join one of Europe’s largest mass participation kayak/canoe events.

Tyne Tour - 2015

The new website is now live.

The Tyne Tour – Becomes The Tyne Tour Festival 2014

The organisers of the Tyne Tour are ramping things up a bit for this years event. For 2014 the Tyne Tour will become the Tyne Tour Festival with a greater number of attractions/events based at Tyne Green in addition to the Tour and world famous Ceilidh.

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North East Kayaks and Paddles

I travelled just under two hours North for the official opening of North East Kayaks and Paddles. When you travel so far to a store you hope that the range of stock is up to scratch and that your journey hasn’t been wasted. This was certainly the case today. Loads of kit from Palm, PeakUK, Nookie, HF, Werner, Robson, Dagger, Pyranha, P&H, Wavesport, Liquid Logic, Sweet, Shredready plus lots more. There seemed to be plenty of stock and a wide range of sizes and colours. Here are a few shots from today.

The image below shows owner Jonathan Priest with Pyranha founder & owner Graham Mackereth .

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