The Cyclone Festival of Cycling was created in 2007 to encourage as many people as possible to get out on their bikes, get fitter and enjoy the countryside over a summer weekend in beautiful Northumberland. The Festival caters for competitive and non-competitive cyclists alike with six public rides from 10 to 109 miles in length and with two elite road races for the best riders in the country.

The festival starts with this great family/leisure ride on Sustrans' Routes along the north and south banks of the Tyne heading out in a westerly direction from central Newcastle. There are two rides of 10 and 15 miles. Though fun for everyone, these are ideal rides for inexperienced cyclists and those with young families. 



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The Rides 

The Tyne 6 Bridges is a gentle, Friday evening ride along flat trails beside one of the UK’s most important waterways, where the mix of stunning modern architecture and historic bridges creates a fascinating backdrop.

Long established as the opening event of our festival weekend, it attracts cyclists of all abilities, united in the desire for a fun, well-organised and signposted ride along traffic-free routes.

There are two routes of 10.5 miles and 15 miles, both ideal for those who want a leisurely and fun cycling experience and perfect for occasional cyclists or those who want to ride with young families. The rides use the largely traffic-free Sustrans Routes 72 & 14 along the north and south banks of the Tyne heading out in a westerly direction.

Upon finishing, all riders will receive a T-shirt and Cyclone Goody Bag.