Ted Liddle is an independent cycle tourism specialist and cycle route designer based in the Tyne Valley 25 miles west of Newcastle upon Tyne. Ted is a committed cyclist both on and off-road with extensive knowledge of the minor road network suitable for cycling and knows intimately the off-road access network in the north of England, parts of Scotland and in many areas in the Alps. He has conceived countless loops and linears and specialises in creating, implementing and managing high quality long distance cycle routes such as The Sandstone Way .
Recreational cycling and the dynamics of cycle tourism are Ted’s key strengths. Since 1994, Ted has originated some 2,500 miles of cycle routes mainly in the North of England, compiled 27 cycle route map/guides and is the author of 3 guidebooks and several cycle route maps with more in process. Ted has surveyed a further 4,000 km of cycle routes awaiting funding to implement.
Ted represents Cycle UK for off-road cycling in the North East of England where also he is a regional contact for OpenMTB the new national voice for mountain biking as well Chairman of Tyne Valley MTB Cycling Club . He is currently working with regional agencies to develop a North of England Recreational Cycle Routes network which will comprise approximately 4,000 km of new mapped and signed routes half of which will be on-road and half will be off-road as much as possible. Ted is a founder member and vice chair of Northumberland Local Access Forum.
Working closely with all on-route partners and stakeholders, Ted’s current project is reshaping, rebranding and relaunching the Reivers Cycle Route in 2019 which he invented in 1998.
Creating Borderlands: Region of Cycling Excellence has been proposed by Ted Liddle funded by an allocation of the Government sponsored Borderlands Growth Deal.