1Length of TET in country
2Expected time to cover TET in country
3Best time of year to ride TET in country
England and Wales’s weather is famous (infamous!) - if you don’t like it, wait an hour! The TET can be ridden at any time of year although snow may be present in winter on higher sections. Be prepared for mud and rain at any time of year! In more remote areas, infrastructure can be tourist based and closed over the winter.
4Entry point into country
Newhaven Ferry Port, East Sussex
5Exit point from country
North Shields, Tyne and Wear
8Emergency telephone number
10Laws regarding wild camping
It is illegal to camp without the landowner's permission - even on moorland or in forest. However, if care is taken to be discrete, leave no rubbish or traces of your presence and you move on early, you can usually get away with it in remote areas. There are a multitude of campsites dotted around and many youth hostels and independent hostels as well as bunk barns, bed and breakfasts and pubs.
11Trail riding and the law
You can only ride on public highways - whether they be tarred or unsurfaced.
You may not ride on footpaths, bridleways, restricted byways, cycle tracks or open land.
Be aware that the legal status of roads changes from year to year and month to month.
Signs are usually posted at the end of roads stating that they are closed. It is your responsibility to see and obey these.
Whenever riding on the public highway your bike must be road legal, insured and you must be licenced to drive it and wear a helmet. Normal rules of the road apply.
There is considerable pressure from a variety of groups on the continued existence of unsurfaced road use by motorists in the UK. These groups seek every opportunity to produce evidence of misuse, illegal use or inconsiderate use.
Please help UK riders to maintain their access to the few unsurfaced roads remaining by showing respect to other road users by slowing/stopping, waving and smiling, avoiding damaging use of the trails, travelling in groups of 6 or smaller, travelling at speeds less than 25mph (40kph) when on unsurfaced roads and leaving gates as you found them.
12Bike events on or near the TET
Isle of Man TT: May/June
Welsh Two Day Enduro: June
Scott Trial: October