RORY TO LAUNCH THE REIVER RIDE

Rory¬†will this Saturday be joining more than 50 horse riders on the first Reiver Ride to celebrate Cumbria’s Border Reiving history.

Local riders and others from as far afield as Durham, York and Lockerbie will be travelling to Bewcastle for the inaugural Reiver Ride, which Mr Stewart will also be riding in. Two routes of 12 miles and 18.5 miles have been devised by Mr Stewart and local equestrian business owners Chris Parsons and Pam Copeland with help from local farmers and the Bewcastle Hunt. The routes are predominantly on quiet, country roads but there will be opportunities for gallops through fields and canters through woods. Both routes start from St Cuthbert’s Church, Bewcastle, the site of a former Roman fort and home to the Bewcastle Cross.

Mr Stewart said: “I’m really looking forward taking part in this ride to celebrate the Reiving history of the Borders. This is a very special area of the country with such a rich history and I’m delighted that we can highlight it in this way. I’m very grateful to all those who have helped make this happen and that so many riders from both side of the border are coming to take part.”

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