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Tyne 6 Bridges Family/Leisure Rides

  • The Tyne 6 Bridges Rides
  • Event Date: Friday 5 July 2024
  • Time: 6.15pm Onwards
  • Event HQ Location: Newburn Activity Centre, Grange Road, Newburn, Newcastle Upon Tyne NE15 8ND ·
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  • Parking: Free - several large, free car parks at the event HQ

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Rider information

All riders have been emailed a set of instructions - you can also view the same information here - RIDER INSTRUCTIONS 

About The Event

Long established as the opening event of our festival weekend, The Tyne 6 Bridges ride 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 7 miles and 15 miles (view routes in details here), 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. You can choose which route to ride on the day - you entry covers you for both options.

The rides use the largely traffic-free Sustrans Routes 72 & 14 going out, eastwards along the south bank of the Tyne and returning westwards along the north bank. 

New HQ Location 

We have a new event HQ location for 2024, Newburn Activity Centre. This means that, although the routes remain substantially unchanged, they start at the upstream (or western) end of the ride, rather than the downstream (eastern) end. Newburn Activity Centre offers us more space, more free parking and a generally more relaxed environment than our previous HQ locations close to the centre of the city. It's also likely to be an easier location to reach, being close to the A1. Address: Newburn Activity Centre, Grange Road, Newburn, Newcastle Upon Tyne NE15 8ND

On The Day

On the day, sign-on/registration is open from 4pm.
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. All adults accompanying children must also be entered in the event.
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). This can be on a mobile device, a screenshot or a print-off from the confirmation email. Alternatively, a driver’s licence or similar document with your name on it. There will be plenty of clear signage and marshals to help you.
Start Times
You can choose on the day which ride you wish to undertake. Riders will start from 6.15pm onwards. We will aim to get you out on the route as promptly as possible once you are ready to depart. Please follow the directions of marshals and other event staff at all times.
IMPORTANT: All riders should aim to complete their chosen ride by 9pm. Please check in with us at the finish.

At The Finish

All riders are expected to finish their chosen ride before 9pm. Upon finishing, report to the sign-on tent where we can check you in and hand you your Cyclone Goody Bag.

All riders will receive a "final instructions" email in the week before the event - we will also carry the same "pre-event" information on this page after entries have closed.

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