Since the inception of the event in 2007 participant numbers have quadrupled and over £2.5M has been raised for various charities. It is also estimated by Northumbria Tourism that the event generates over £1.5M pa for the local economy. The event is now one of the biggest and possibly the biggest event of it's type and attracts riders and participants from all over the World. The 2011 and 2018 editions of the event hosted the British National Road Race Championships.
Tyne 6 Bridges Leisure Rides - Friday 5th July 2019
The event will start and finish at the Cycle Hub, Ouseburn and use Sustrans Routes 72 & 14 along the north and south banks of the Tyne heading out in a westerly direction. There are two rides of 10 and 15 miles, for those who want to experience a leisurely ride along the banks of the Tyne. These are ideal rides for the inexperienced who may be afraid of traffic or those with young families. All participants must pre-enter on the event website.
Cyclone Challenge Rides - Saturday 6th July 2019
Four routes - 34, 64, 90 or 104 miles. The rides start and finish at the Newcastle Falcons Rugby Club. The four rides leave from the Club between 8.00am and 11.00am and go directly out into the Northumbrian countryside on country roads, therefore avoiding the city traffic. Riders will be set off in Groups of 60 at 2 minute intervals.
Curlew Cup & Beaumont Trophy Races - Sunday 7th July 2019
The best riders in the country will compete in these two challenging and scenic road races, starting in the village of Stamfordham.