Cyclone Festival of Cycling, an event for riders of all abilities and ages

Cyclone Festival of Cycling

12 Treherne Road, High West Jesmond, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne NE2 3NP

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A Young Rider's Guide to The Cyclone

A Young Rider's Guide to The Cyclone

August 5, 2023 | 11months | GENERAL

The Cyclone Festival of Cycling (26-28th June) 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 mile 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 RideThese famous rides 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 & 65 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: £18
  • 93 & 109 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:
  • More details on entry for younger riders can be found on our website
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Tyne 6 Bridges Leisure Rides These two short, fun and traffic-free routes take you along one of the UK's great waterways, the River Tyne, past many of the city's landmark buildings and through the buzzing regenerated riverside. Perfect for families with children who cycle. Enter rides.

The Cyclone Gravel Rides - For rider from 10 years and upwards, the chance to try Gravel riding on a superb loop through the beautiful Hamsterley Forest. A 5 mile loop allows riders to explore this exciting new form of cycling, whilst never being far away from event HQ. 

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