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Cycle season is coming to Newcastle


Cycle season is coming, and if you’re keen to get out on your bike a bit more this summer British Cycling have plenty of opportunities for you to get involved.

Get on your bike for Skyride!

Get on your bike for Skyride!

In partnership with British Cycling and Sky, Newcastle City Council have scheduled an exciting series of guided bike rides for 2016. As part of a campaign to get more people cycling for fun and fitness, Sky Ride Local rides are guided by British Cycling trained Ride Leaders and cover a range of fantastic routes, giving you the opportunity to see your area by bike like never before. What’s more, the rides are pitched at three different levels, so there’s something for everyone.

Cllr Ged Bell, cabinet member for investment and development at Newcastle City Council said: “We’re delighted to host this series of Sky Ride Local rides here in Newcastle. They’re a fantastic opportunity for everyone to get on their bikes and enjoy what this great city has to offer.”

David Bourque, British Cycling’s Director of Recreation and Partnerships, said: There’s no better way to get outdoors, get some exercise and explore your local area with friends than on a bike ride. Join the fun and register for a bike ride taking place in Newcastle this summer.

Whether you’re building your confidence or looking to challenge yourself, there’s a ride for you in Newcastle

Even more cycling opportunities are available in Newcastle this year with Breeze and Ride Social.

Breeze is the biggest national programme designed to inspire and support more women to ride their bikes. Breeze is led by women, for women. The programme is supported by a network of trained volunteers called Breeze champions who organise local guided rides on a weekly basis.

Meanwhile, discover more with Ride Social, Britain’s biggest social cycling community. Cycling is more fun when you do it with others and Ride Social allows cyclists to meet up, form groups and start riding together.

To register for a free guided bike ride and find out more about getting into cycling, go to