Northern Downhill - Alwinton

Mar 3, 2012 at 7:36
by George Milner  

Alwinton is a small village in the heart of the Northumbrian national park, located within close proximity to the border between England and Scotland, roughly 1 hour's drive away from the City of Newcastle.

Carl and the crew at Northern Downhill (NDH) have spent countless hours sat at the negotiating table combined with time spent constructing the track itself, alongside the original line there is now two other tracks, one similar to the original in difficulty with the final one having been made more accessible to aspiring DH stars.
Riders can enjoy smooth and fast uplift to the top of the Alwinton venue via NDH's custom built trailers which are designed especially for the transportation of bikes.
At the moment, access to the trails at Alwinton is only permitted on official NDH uplift & race days, so if your interested in trying to tame this northern beast.. get in touch with NDH and book yourself onto one of their uplift days, which are extremely good value for money!


If your not already convinced.. check out what myself and Jack Reading captured from our day spent there with NDH frontman Carl Davidson.

Working with Carl at NDH
Jack Approaching one of the steepest corners on the track.

Working with Carl at NDH
Flat out and back into the dense tree cover.

Working with Carl at NDH
Into the green-room...

Working with Carl at NDH
An interesting feature on the course to say the least, a small wooden ladder bridge allowing the continuation of the track across the stream.

Here it is.. a short video showing Jack Reading tearing the full length of Alwinton apart aboard his new, proto-type Ellsworth downhill frame!
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So if your sitting there with a sudden desire to hit up Alwinton.. check out the dates below and get yourself booked onto a uplift or one of the NDH races via the NDH Website


Photo's and video provided by Gee Milner Films

Thanks to Jack reading for riding.
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