Final Instructions For Challenge Ride Participants

Wednesday, 14th June, 2017
Final instructions for the Cyclone Challenge Rides. Every rider will also receive this in email form. Please print the email off and bring it with you or, alternatively, bring a form of identification so that we can confirm you are on the start list.

FINDING THE EVENT & CAR PARKING ON SATURDAY 17 JUNE

 
The event headquarters is at Newcastle Falcons Rugby Ground, Kingston Park Stadium, Brunton Road,
Kenton Bank Foot, Newcastle upon Tyne NE13 8AF.

Pre-booked parking (£5) is available at this venue and there is still time to book online. Don't forget to bring your email parking confirmation and voucher (redeemable against food & drink at the venue).
 
Alternatively, free parking is available at the 500 space Great North Park Park and Ride which is just 2km from the Falcons Ground and close to the A1. This car park will be sign posted, with Stewards to guide riders to the start. For those with SatNav, please use the postcode NE13 9NR.

SIGN-ON
 
Before starting the Cyclone Challenge Rides, you must first sign-on. You cannot sign on for another/other riders. Parents/responsible adults must sign-on for under-14 riders. Parents/responsible adults may sign on for and ride with one or more under-14 children. All under-14 children must be accompanied by an adult throughout the ride. All parents/responsible adults must also have registered to ride the event.

SIGN-ON TIMES & VENUES

You can sign on at either of these times/venues (Friday night sign-on in Newcastle is a great option if you want to save time on the Saturday morning):

  • Friday 16th June: The Cycle Hub, Ouseburn, Newcastle Quayside NE6 1BU:
    4pm - 9pm (all riders)
  • Saturday 17th June: Newcastle Falcons Rugby Ground NE13 8AF:
    7am - 8am (Ride D, 106 miles)
    8am - 9am (Ride C 90 miles)
    8.30am - 9.30am (Ride B 64 miles)
    9am - 10am (Ride A 34 miles)

SIGN-ON - WHAT YOU NEED TO COLLECT

At sign-on, you will receive a rider number to fasten to your bike (so our marshals can recognise you) and your timing chip to attach to your helmet. Please keep these safe and attach them as soon as possible as you can't start without them. You will also receive the 11th Cyclone Festival of Cycling programme, which includes an emergency number & maps. Please carry this document with you during the ride. The emergency number is also printed on your event number.
 
STARTING YOUR RIDE

Your ride is scheduled to leave the Start between 10.30 and 11.00 am. Once you have signed-on and attached your number and chip, you are free to join the riders waiting to be started. Please follow the event marshals' instructions. Enjoy your ride.

AT THE FINISH

 
When you return to the finish, remember to visit the timing team (located in the stadium next to sign-on) to receive a print-off of your time and collect your goody-bag and t-shirt. Please note, we would like all riders to complete their ride by 6pm the latest.
 
MORE DETAILS
 
To preview the event programme, please visit the link here .
For more event details visit the event page.
 
Please read the information above thoroughly before the event. If you have any questions, please contact us well in advance via info@cyclonecycling.com as we will be out and about organising the event and may not be able to answer your emails or phone calls in time.
 
AND FINALLY
 
We look forward to seeing you on the day. Have a wonderful time!
Peter and Lana Harrison, The Organisers