Cycling in Newcastle upon Tyne
Getting on two wheels is not only a great way to get fit and healthier, it’s also a fantastic way to explore the local environment. Getting on your bike can be something you can do on your own, or as part of a group, and you’re never too old to get in the saddle. Within Newcastle there are a wide range of opportunites, and various levels of support, to help get you started cycling – or maybe cycling more. 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. The county of Tyne and Wear is situated in the North East of England and was founded in 1974. The area includes the boroughs of Gateshead, North Tyneside, South Tyneside, the City of Newcastle upon Tyne, and the City of Sunderland. The county offers a fantastic choice of museums and art galleries as well as the Sea to Sea Cycle Route which starts or ends in Tyne and Wear offering 140 miles of crossing the North England Pennines and the Lake District. Another attraction to see would be the impressive Angel of the North sculpture in Gateshead. Kooragang Open Cycling Club Inc. was formed in 1993 and conducts races starting at the eastern side of Kooragang Island (Greenleaf Road) each Saturday afternoon ALL year round. Races commence at approx 2.30pm and finish around 3.45 including presentations etc. Entries close 15 minutes prior to race start. Newcastle Cycleways Movement is a group of cyclists committed to improving conditions for cycling in greater Newcastle. We are keen on cycling for transport, fitness, fun, and the environmental benefits that could result from reduced use of cars.
BikeRight was established in 2003 and has grown into a successful, thriving cycling development business. Every year they train over 20,000 individuals using a pool of National Standard accredited instructors. They are one of the few commercial active DfT accredited Instructor Training Organisations and are members of the Cycle Training Standards Board, an Investor in People and multi-award-winning company. Their head office is in Manchester and they have three further offices in Liverpool, Birmingham and Newcastle.
The Cycle Hub is a bike friendly cafe providing wholesome sandwiches, soups, salads and seasonal specials. They also have a Cytech accredited mechanic, fully equipped workshop that stocks a range of inner tubes and essential cycling accessories. In addition to that they have a range of bikes, trailers, tag-a-longs and bike boxes for hire.