NOTAPN20

Starts Sat 5th September 2020

All Points North 2020 Controls

10 Checkpoints
Approx 1000km
Free route

NAPN20 Question Card
NAP Spot Prize Card

NOT All Points North 2020

31 riders attempted the Not All Points North 2020 event with 21 of them successfully visiting all 10 control points. Check out the results here.

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Finally Berwick upon Tweed. Not been feeling that spesh today after a long one yesterday so the East coast and dry weather couldn’t come quick enough. It’s a stunning spot.

Now for pizza before heading back up hill into the wind, hopefully minus the rain... #itsgrimupnorth #itsstunningupnorth #rideupnorth #bikepacking #loveridingmybikealongway #outsideisfree #fromwhereiride #notapn20 #transcontinental2up
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Not All Points North blog part 4 is up. This one was by far the hardest to write. The last day was incredibly difficult and I think my brain has blocked a lot of it out! There will be one more post after this discussing the kit I took and the lessons I learnt... and then I'll stop spamming you 🙂

📷 Near Commondale, North York Moors

Link in bio 🙂

#NotAPN20 #rideupnorth #ridefar #ridelikeagirl #endurancecycling #bikepacking #packlighttravelfar
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23 4

CP6 Berwick-upon-Tweed, 13:05. The most northerly checkpoint! Running total 560km.
Had a couple of hours of torrential rain coming round Carlisle, just about dried out under a hand dryer (thankfully a proper one not a Dyson Airblade!) in a cafe in Newcastleton, then got my head down to push through the Scottish Borders with a sweet sweet tailwind. Hardly saw a single human in Scotland so have reached the talking to sheep stage. Various body parts also starting to twinge a little. Southbound now 🙂
#NotAPN20
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44 13

Well here we go again! On my way to #notAPN20 ...I leave a week late but on time to participate to the price draw on 17th September. Hesitated a lot before going: did not ride much since coming back from France, felt morally a bit down, I don’t really have any bike made for long endurance, I had not really planned the route well or prepared anything and I am in real need of sleep and family time... but then, I thought: stop making excuses and go! I said I’d do it back in May before it was cancelled and so I am committed to doing it now! If all goes well I will leave from Sheffield at 1am Saturday morning and will be back on Monday - with around 8h of sleep total... Wish me good luck and good weather! 🙏🏻 ...

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CP3 Keld. 7:12am. Sorry for the rubbish photo but I was feeling too rough to seek out anything photogenic and just picked something that said Keld on it 😛 Managed a few hours sleep but am having some stomach issues, unsure if it's just the exertion or if I've actually got a bug. Feel like I've been crawling along this morning but I guess there's been a lot of climbing and moving slowly is better than not moving at all. Onwards to the Lakes 🤞🏻 #NotAPN20 ...

39 13

CP5 Silloth, 19:51
Nice to see the sea!
Hitting the Co-op for snacky tea then a few more miles before sleep. #NotAPN20
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40 5

Last bit of Not All Points North spam (for now 😉), my entry for "best bivvy spot". Don't think it gets much cooler (or spookier) than round the back of an ancient abbey. Perfectly sheltered from the wind, and even had the luxury of a drinking water tap. Thankfully no 12th century ghosts came to haunt me as I slept either.
#NotAPN20 #rideupnorth #packlighttravelfar
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Back on the bike this evening after a week off recovering from (not) allpointsnorth.cc - still feeling pretty tired and got a couple of niggles but it was a lovely evening and... you can't go wrong with a cheeky Redmires. 😍 #fromwhereiride #theoutdoorcity #NotAPN20 ...

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Not All Points North blog part 2 is up - link in bio 🙂

📷 Buttertubs in the rain

#NotAPN20 #rideupnorth #ridefar #endurancecycling #packlighttravelfar #fromwhereiride #roadslikethese
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Not CP5 Kirkstone Pass Inn

I’m out, too wet, too cold

Rain started 5am and I was wild camping high up above Kendal and M6.

Did Not Finish Not All Points North is a double negative, so I did finish right?!

That rain was not light it was torrential.

Kudos to everyone else, I was supposed to be in Toutbeck last night after Kirkstone and Kielder Forest tonight after Silloth.

#NotAPN20
#rideupnorth
#cycling
#endurancecycling
#getoutside
#cycletouring
#bikepacking
#eatridesleeprepeat
#slowisok
#keeppedalling
#nofilter

a.different.gear
allpointsnorth.cc
audaxclubbristol
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Not All Points North blog part 3 is up 🙂

Link in bio

📷 Rivelin Valley Road, yesterday's commute 👌🏻

#NotAPN20 #rideupnorth #ridefar #ridelikeagirl #endurancecycling #bikepacking #packlighttravelfar
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41 3

Major breakthrough today: first cycle commute since finishing Not allpointsnorth.cc almost 3 weeks ago and what a day for it 🥳 Nothing steep, nothing fast, just steady away. Definitely not fully recovered yet and still got a couple of niggles but they largely behaved themselves and even without feeling 100% it was still approximately 10000000000000 times more enjoyable than driving. Very thankful to be back.

#NotAPN20 #roadslikethese #fromwhereiride #rideupnorth
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48 3

CP1, Studley Royal. 110km down. The wind has been quite sapping and it was very stoppy starty coming out of Sheffield and through Pontefract/Castleford with an an abundance of roundabouts and temporary traffic lights but feel like I got into a bit more of a rhythm once I hit some familiar roads. I chose this particular route up from Sheffield to Wetherby because it's one Dad and I did on a glorious sunny evening last year so I was trying to channel those happy memories 🙂 now heading west into the Dales and into a whopping headwind 🙃 #NotAPN20 #rideupnorth #fromwhereiride ...

31 3

And back in Sheffield #notapn20 a.different.gear allpointsnorth.cc #rideupnorth #allpointsnorth #colddarknorth #mykinesis #apidura #exposurelights ...

66 3

Gail force winds and and driving hail stones on this climb, loving my little detour. I’m on holiday and it’s not a race I’m told. #allpointsnorth #notapn20 allpointsnorth.cc #colddarknorth #windandrain #hail #northpennines ...

73 3

Well done Mousie, this is where we ended up! A 3/4 push to the highest mainline station.

Packed at Dent, too much kit & lazy route planning. However, had a great time and raring for next adventure after learning lots.

Thanks for the inspiration a.different.gear & allpointsnorth.cc I'll be back!

Now stinking out the train heading home.

#notapn20 #yorkshire #lovemybike #bikepacking #biketouring #shutuplegs
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26 7

CP3 Arnicliffe Yesterday went very pear shaped but today is another day.

#NotAPN20
#rideupnorth
#cycling
#endurancecycling
#getoutside
#cycletouring
#bikepacking
#eatridesleeprepeat
#slowisok
#keeppedalling

a.different.gear
allpointsnorth.cc
audaxclubbristol
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43 5

It was at this point I reflected on the 6 p's. Preparation & planning prevents piss poor performance. The route was quite as I had imagined, although I had been told Yorkshire was full of flat caps, I thought this meant there were no hills.
Before I could draw breathe, Mousie had grabbed my phone & demanded "Google, where's the nearest railway station?"

#notapn20 #tryharder #oops #lovelytime
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24 6

Off we go for the German version of #notapn20 😎🚴🏼‍♂️🇩🇪 #cycling #roadbike #bikepacking #apidura #roadslikethese #outsideisfree #frankfurtrockcity #fromwhereiride #allpointsnorth ...

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Standard bike packing petrol station haul supplemented with takeaway fish and chips from the local pub! This was tea, supper and the following day’s breakfast. #bikepacking #ultracycling #ridefuel #eatlotsridefar #notAPN20 #mykinesis a.different.gear allpointsnorth.cc ...

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Didn’t reach today’s desired goal ... however, a good sleep will hopefully give me new energy for tomorrow’s ride. #notapn20 #roadslikethese #outsideisfree #fromwhereiride ...

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SPOT PRIZES!

A massive thank you to our brand partners who have offered to supply spot prizes for ‘Not All Points North’ 2020.

Exposure Lights
A Different Gear
Komoot
Redshift
Fix It Sticks
Teravail
Kona
AeroPress and TKC Sales
Lezyne
Apidura
Happy Bottom Bum Butter