April 5, 2018 | 8months | GENERAL
The Cyclone Festival of Cycling has a lot of opportunities for younger cyclists. In this special feature we meet a very young rider and look at the Cyclone events that children can take part in.
Meet our Youngest Rider - Alfie was just 5 years old when he rode the 34 Cyclone Challenge Ride with his dad in 2016. Although very young, Alfie was a rider with a suitable bike, with lots of cycling to school and with the local club under his belt and with a dad to watch over him every inch of the way.
Cyclone Challenge Rides (34, 64, 90 & 106 miles) These famous rides take place on Saturday 6 July and take you on beautiful routes through Northumberland's unique landscapes. Well-stocked feeds and a full support package mean a stress-free day of cycling for all! For capable younger riders with adult company, the options are as follows:
- 34 & 64 Mile Routes: Riders under the age of 16 may take part, but must be accompanied by a responsible adult who has also entered the ride. Under-16 entry fee: £17
- 90 & 106 Mile Routes: Riders between 16 and 18 years old can ride after applying for permission to do so from the organiser. Before entering, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- More details on entry for younger riders can be found on our website
Tyne 6 Bridges Leisure Rides The evening of Friday 5th July sees these two short, fun and traffic-free routes starting close to the centre of Newcastle-upon-Tyne and working upstream along the Tyne, past many of the city's landmark buildings and through the buzzing regenerated riverside. Perfect for families with children who cycle.