VIDEO: Penshaw Hill mountain bike race headcam

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MOUNTAIN bikers blasted down Penshaw Hill as the venue hosted its second annual Bikefest.

Riders are usually banned from bombing down the beauty spot, but a joint project organised by Sanctuary Bikes, Sunderland University students and landowners the National Trust was set up last year.

Bikefest 2014 event at Penshaw Monument on Sunday.

Bikefest 2014 event at Penshaw Monument on Sunday.

Bikefest 2014 saw riders return to take on the challenge, with a variety of categories and routes set out to suit all riders.

The event took place on Easter Sunday, featuring downhill races starting from Penshaw Monument on a specially-constructed track featuring twists, turns and jumps.

 

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