You can read the rider instructions below, or use the link to download a copy and print/read.
Before the event, please read the following instructions very carefully. In particular, please remember to check the location of the event - we're a few hundred metres away from the location of previous editions of the event. Once you've read these instructions, everything else you need to complete the ride will be given to you at sign-on.
Location & Parking
The event will start and finish at The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers, Quayside, Newcastle upon Tyne NE6 1BU (precise location using what3words is - ///rocky.model.orange). There is extensive on-street parking adjacent to the event HQ. Please park carefully and considerately.
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.
There will 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 an start your ride before 7.30pm.
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.At The Finish
Upon finishing, all riders will receive a Cyclone Goody Bag. Please aim to leave the event relatively promptly.
More About The Event
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 16 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 going out, westwards along the north bank of the Tyne and returning eastwards along the southern bank.