The Cyclone Festival of Cycling attracts thousands of cyclists and spectators to the North East.
The Tyne 6 Bridges family/leisure rides take place on traffic-free routes alongside the Tyne, starting and finishing in central Newcastle.
Thousands of riders take on the four routes 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.
The third day of the festival sees the focus switch to elite racing with the women's Curlew Cup elite road race in the morning and the Beaumont Trophy elite men's race in the afternoon. Both races will attract an array of top riders and provide great spectating opportunities.
Everybody from the guys at the start doing the numbers, the starters through to the marshals’ on the course were all fab.
Just completed my first Cyclone and wanted to thank you all for a fab day. The organisation was superb. Thank you very much.
Great organisation, really friendly and fantastic to be around the pro teams and all the support vehicles.
I must say congratulations (again) to you and your team for the impeccable organisation of the Challenge.
It really was a fantastic day, massive credit to all those involved from marshals to supporters to volunteers at feed stations for making it such a success.
The event is amazingly well-organised and a great day out. We hope to join you again next year.
Just needed to say thank you to you and to all those wonderful folks who made this year’s events so great. No hassles – smooth as you like – a pleasure both days. Looking forward to the next event.