The Cyclone Festival of Cycling
The Cyclone Festival of Cycling will once again attract thousands of cyclists and spectators to the North East as it returns for its eleventh edition on 16th - 18th June 2017.
The event gets going on the evening of Friday 16th June when the Tyne 6 Bridges family/leisure rides take place on traffic-free routes alongside the Tyne, beginning in central Newcastle
On Saturday 17th June, thousands of riders will take on the four routes (34, 64, 90 & 106 miles) of the Cyclone Challenge Rides through Northumberland's matchless landscapes. Meticulously planned and signposted, these rides have extensive first aid and mechanical support as well as a number of well-stocked feeds. Many of the villages on the routes also ply riders with home-made cakes and teas. This is one of the UK's premier "sportive" events and should be on the bucket list of any keen cyclist.
Sunday 18th June see the focus switch to elite racing with a national women's race, the Curlew Cup, and an international men's race, the Beaumont Trophy. Both attract stars of the sport, including World and Olympic Champions, who relish the spectacular and tough course and the support of the many spectators who spend the day cheering them on.Find out more