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

+44 (0)7710 635514

Tyne 6 Bridges Family/Leisure Rides

About the Event

The Tyne 6 Bridges rides offer the choice of two gentle routes along flat Sustrans trails beside one of the UK’s most important waterways. Starting from the convenient free car park at The Cycle Hub (Ouseburn, Newcastle Quayside NE6 1BU), where there is a cycle shop, café and toilets, the rides are a great way to experience Newcastle-upon-Tyne's unique waterfront, with a mix of stunning modern architecture and historic bridges.

The Routes 

The two routes are 10.5 miles and 15.5 miles in length, both ideal for those who want a leisurely cycling experience. They are perfect for occasional cyclists or those who want to ride with young families. The cycle route charity, Sustrans, is responsible for cycle routes all over the country and they oversaw the creation of routes along both sides of the river Tyne, which we use for this event (Sustrans' Routes 72 & 14 are used). The routes are traffic free, well signposted, and with marshals at key points.


The entry fee is £10 for all riders - ENTER HERE 

Covid-19 Cancellation Refunds

  • Following the cancellation of our 2020 events, all riders were offered full refunds or a transfer of their entry to the 2021 event. We'd like to reassure everyone who enters our 2021 events that they too will be offered a full refund of their entry fee or have their entry carried over to the next running of the Cyclone, should we have to cancel in July 2021 due Coronavirus restrictions.

Location & Parking

The event will start and finish at The Cycle Hub, Ouseburn, Newcastle Quayside NE6 1BU. There is a very large, free car park on-site, giving direct access to the event village where you sign-on before the event.


On the day of the event, sign-on 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 16 must be accompanied by an adult who is also participating in the event. An adult may accompany more than one child.

Start/Finish Times

You can choose on the day which ride you wish to undertake. Riders will start in groups of approximately twenty from 6.15pm onwards. There are no allocated start times - start whenever you want after 6.15pm. All riders should aim to complete their chosen ride by 9pm.

At The Finish

Upon finishing, all riders must sign-off (so that we know you've finished safely) and receive a T-shirt, quality Cyclone-branded drinks bottle and Cyclone-branded drawstring Goody Bag. There will also be official photographers around the routes to take pictures of riders. 



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