All Points North is an unsupported journey through the North of England by bicycle. There will be ten control points to ‘check in’ to along the way. The control points will be scattered across the north of England in a roughly circular distribution but with a couple of wildcards thrown in the centre.

Riders will set off from our HQ in Sheffield at 8pm on Friday, 22nd May and make their own way to the ten control points in whichever order they choose to visit them. Riders can choose to ride between controls in a clockwise or anticlockwise direction.

The course will be approximately 1000 km in length but ultimately the distance that the riders cover will depend on the route that they choose to take. The ride is completely unsupported, so once the riders are out on the road they’re looking after themselves completely. Entrants can choose to ride solo or in a pair.

There are no prizes up for grabs and no official cut-off time, although we are expecting most riders to be back at HQ in Sheffield by the evening of Monday, 25th May and will be serving food to finishers from 8pm onwards.


22-25 MAY 2020


You may enter as a solo rider or as a pair of riders.

If entering as a pair, both riders need to complete an application form and pay the entry fee.

Please read the Event Rules before applying.

You should expect to receive a response to your application on Monday, 2nd December.

All Points North 2020 Controls


22nd – 25th May 2020
Heeley Institute, Sheffield

All Points North 2020 entries open on Monday, 11th November at noon.

Just like this year’s event, there’ll be an online application form to complete. However, we’ve had an overwhelming amount of people registering their interest and we only have 60 solo places and 10 pairs available. So, rather than issue places on a first-come, first-served basis, there’ll be a two-week window to submit your entry (closing on Monday 25th November).

We’ll review all of your entries over the following week and let you know whether you’ve been successful or not on Monday, 2nd December. If you’ve not been successful you’ll be asked if you’d like to join our waiting list.

Don’t panic about completing the application form if you’ve not entered anything like this before. We’re not looking for lots of previous experience, we just want to make sure that you fully understand what to expect of an unsupported endurance cycling event and have considered any issues that may arise over the weekend.

In 2020 trackers will be compulsory and included in the price of the entry fee rather than an optional extra, so this means that the price will increase a little but we’re doing our best to keep the entry fee under £100.

Event HQ will be based at the Heeley Institute again and we will be revealing the other control points over the next couple of weeks via Instagram and Facebook.

If you’ve got any questions feel free to email us at ride@allpointsnorth.cc

If you’re thinking about giving All Points North a go, but aren’t sure,
read what one of our riders, Alice Thomson, had to say about this year’s event:

Alice Thomson writes about All Points North