The 2022 edition of the Tyne 6 Bridges Rides will take place on Friday 24 June 2022. Participants will once again be riding alongside the historic River Tyne on traffic-free routes.
The Tyne 6 Bridges is a gentle, Friday evening ride along flat trails beside one of the UK’s most important waterways, where the mix of stunning modern architecture and historic bridges creates a fascinating backdrop.
Long established as the opening event of our festival weekend, it attracts cyclists of all abilities, united in the desire for a fun, well-organised and signposted ride along traffic-free routes.
There are two routes of 10.5 miles and 15 miles, both ideal for those who want a leisurely and fun cycling experience and perfect for occasional cyclists or those who want to ride with young families. The rides use the largely traffic-free Sustrans Routes 72 & 14 along the north and south banks of the Tyne heading out in a westerly direction.
Upon finishing, all riders will receive a T-shirt and Cyclone Goody Bag.
Event Location, Free Parking & Sign-On
The Cycle Hub, Ouseburn, Newcastle Quayside NE6 1BU
On the day, sign-on/registration is open from 4pm until 7.30pm.
All riders aged 14 and over must sign on individually. Parents/guardians of children under 14 must sign-on on their behalf. All riders under the age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult during their ride. An adult may accompany more than one child.
To make the process as quick as possible, please bring to sign-on/registration a copy of your entry reference ID number which you will have received when you originally entered the event (a print-off of the confirmation email is ideal). Alternatively, a driver’s licence or similar document with your name on it.
We will be following social distancing guidelines during this process, more details of which you can find on page 6. However, there will also be plenty of clear signage and marshals to help you.
You can choose on the day which ride you wish to undertake. Riders will start from 6.15pm onwards. There are no allocated start times - start whenever you want after 6.15pm, but please follow the instructions of our marshals during the pre-start and start. All riders should aim to complete their chosen ride by 9pm.
Riders will set off in pairs or singly in a steady “trickle”, not in larger groups as in previous years. We will aim to get you out on the road as promptly as possible once you are ready to depart. Please follow the directions of marshals and other event staff at all times.
At The Finish
Upon finishing, all riders will receive a T-shirt and Cyclone Goody Bag. Please aim to leave the event relatively promptly.