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Cycling in Newcastle

Newcastle is a great place to cycle, and now there are even more opportunities to get out and about on your bike in the area.

Find out more about rides coming up in Newcastle here, and see the tabs below for other cycling opportunities.

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Try a local ride in Newcastle

Matfen Brewery Circular

Sunday 26th October 2014 at 10.00am (Newcastle) Book Now
Challenging You don’t have to be the next Bradley Wiggins, but you’ll need to be fairly fit to take part in Challenging ride. As well as covering a good distance, there may well be a few hills along the way! If you fancy a fresh challenge, these rides are perfect for you.
11+ (children 11-15 with adult)
165 mins

A Tootle to Tynemouth

Sunday 26th October 2014 at 2.00pm (Newcastle) Book Now
Steady If you’re fairly confident on your bike and ready to broaden your cycling horizons, Steady rides are ideal. At a comfortable pace, and possibly with some modest hills along the way, rides take place on mainly quiet roads with plenty of sights along the way.
8+ (children 8-15 with adult)
135 mins

The Autumn Series - Northumberland Lanes

Sunday 2nd November 2014 at 10.00am (Newcastle) Book Now
Challenging You don’t have to be the next Bradley Wiggins, but you’ll need to be fairly fit to take part in Challenging ride. As well as covering a good distance, there may well be a few hills along the way! If you fancy a fresh challenge, these rides are perfect for you.
11+ (children 11-15 with adult)
135 mins

The Autumn Series - Matfen Brewery Circular

Sunday 9th November 2014 at 10.00am (Newcastle) Book Now
Challenging You don’t have to be the next Bradley Wiggins, but you’ll need to be fairly fit to take part in Challenging ride. As well as covering a good distance, there may well be a few hills along the way! If you fancy a fresh challenge, these rides are perfect for you.
11+ (children 11-15 with adult)
165 mins

2 Valleys to Gibside

Sunday 16th November 2014 at 10.00am (Newcastle) Book Now
Steady If you’re fairly confident on your bike and ready to broaden your cycling horizons, Steady rides are ideal. At a comfortable pace, and possibly with some modest hills along the way, rides take place on mainly quiet roads with plenty of sights along the way.
8+ (children 8-15 with adult)
135 mins

The Autumn Series - Northumberland Lanes

Sunday 23rd November 2014 at 10.00am (Newcastle) Book Now
Challenging You don’t have to be the next Bradley Wiggins, but you’ll need to be fairly fit to take part in Challenging ride. As well as covering a good distance, there may well be a few hills along the way! If you fancy a fresh challenge, these rides are perfect for you.
11+ (children 11-15 with adult)
150 mins

2 Valleys to Gibside

Sunday 30th November 2014 at 10.00am (Newcastle) Book Now
Steady If you’re fairly confident on your bike and ready to broaden your cycling horizons, Steady rides are ideal. At a comfortable pace, and possibly with some modest hills along the way, rides take place on mainly quiet roads with plenty of sights along the way.
8+ (children 8-15 with adult)
135 mins

Clubs

Cycling clubs

British Cycling can help you to find a club that’s right for you. Use the club finder link to find a club near you. There are some great cycling clubs in and around Newcastle who will be happy for you to come along and ride with them, including:

Gosforth Road Club

Phone: 07710 635514

Email: contact Gosforth  

Newcastle Phoenix Cycling Club

Contact: Jon Bateman

Phone: 07738 586 985

Tyneside Vagabonds Cycling Club

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Facilities

Cycling facilities

The Cycle Hub

The Cycle Hub provides cyclists in Newcastle a place to meet and chat over cake and coffee. It’s a great place for a pre-cycling caffeine kick or the perfect post-pedalling pit stop, or a venue where you can drop by to get your bike serviced or give it a tweak.

Whether mountain biker or Bmx’er, single speed aficionado or road purist, everyone is welcome. It’s also an information centre for all cycling related things in and around Newcastle, from guided rides, cycle training, transfer services and local clubs.

Newcastle Gateshead Initiative

The Newcastle Gateshead Initiative is your one-stop-shop for that’s going on in Newcastle and Gateshead. With so many different areas each offering new sights, sounds and experiences, you’ll be amazed at how much is on offer whatever your tastes. It supports local cycling opportunities as well as the area’s world-class culture, vibrant nightlife, award-winning dining and inspiring heritage.

Cycle parking

Once you get where you are going you’ll want to be sure you can park your bike safely. Cycle stands have been installed across the city centre.  Most of these are plain Sheffield-type stands, so it’s always wise to bring your own lock.

If you want to cycle in the city centre but feel you live too far to bring your own bike, think about travelling in by public transport and using a hire bike to get around. View scratchbikes for details.

Support

Cycling support

Cycle Newcastle

Newcastle is making big improvements across the city for cycling. 

With £5.7M from the government’s Cycle City Ambition Fund, a dedicated cycling budget and major improvements to the city centre for pedestrians and cyclists, the city is determined to create a cycling culture across the city where everyone can get on their bikes. 

Interested cyclists and organisations work with the council through the Newcastle Cycling Forum and keep up to date through a cycling e-newsletter.  Find out more at the council’s cycling webpage at www.cyclenewcastle.co.uk

 

Getting started

Getting around

Getting involved

Where to ride

Where to cycle

There is a growing network of cycle routes in the North East both on and off road. Contact anne.clark@newcastle.gov.uk if you would like a map. For cycle maps of other local authority areas contact them directly through their websites or by phone, view list of useful contacts.

Plan and map your journey with Newcastle CycleStreets.