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Great North Bike Ride

Bike 60mi
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This will be the most glorious 60 miles you will ever bike. You will be hugging the beautiful North Northumberland coastline for the entire route. All 2000 cyclists will share the same feeling of being in complete wonder and just wanting the ride to never end.
C-19 Plan
Great North Bike Ride has confirmed that this event will be going ahead as planned on Saturday 28th Aug 2021 in accordance with the COVID-19 safety measures. Learn more

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Great North Bike Ride route

The course takes riders on an epic 60 mile journey from Seahouses Main Car Park, all the way south to Tynemouth, outside the Priory.

The route takes riders through quaint villages, along coastal routes and bridges, and stretches of fast, flat roads, giving riders a taste of everything.

There will be water, bananas, energy bars and more on route to keep you hydrated and energised!

The route will be clearly signed by over 500 yellow signs. There are also over 100 marshals and 6 marshal cars to make sure you don't get lost, bike mechanics in case of technical difficulties, and ambulances in case of an emergency. So you'll be well looked after!

Event Details

  • Event Jersey
  • Finisher's medal
  • Refreshments en-route (water, fruit, energy bars, etc.)
  • Transfers to the start and from the finish for an additional fee


08:55 Great North Bike Ride Start

Please arrive in plenty of time to prepare for the start.

If you are interested in volunteering please get in contact at [email protected]

Frequently Asked Questions

Does my entry fee include Medal and Cycle Top at the Great North Bike Ride?
Yes, your £35 registration fee includes Medal and Cycle Top, but please remember the event relies on sponsorship money and donations. Your entry fee only covers the cost to put on the event.
Do I need to wear a cycle helmet at the Great North Bike Ride?
It is not compulsory but highly recommended that all participants wear cycling helmets.
Is there help on route in case I have problems on the Great North Bike Ride?
Yes, there are marshals along the route and radio operators every 5 miles. The event uses cars, vans, motorbikes and bikes on route and are also have bike mechanics supporting the ride. Heartmed will be there on the day with an ambulance, and additional first aid staff will be at Warkworth Castle High Street (by the monument) and also at Tynemouth (at Prior Haven Car Park). A sweep vehicle will follow the course ensuring no-one is left behind.
What happens if I get a puncture on the Great North Bike Ride?
Please make your way to the nearest marshal, all marshals are in contact with each other, they will assist you or call for further assistance.
Are there refreshments on route of the Great North Bike Ride?
Yes, you'll find free water, bananas, energy bars and more on route.
Is the route clearly sign posted on the Great North Bike Ride?
There are over 100 marshals on route, 6 marshal cars, 3 vans, 3 Heartmed Ambulances, 15 Motorbikes and bike mechanics. Radio Central Command Station with radio controllers throughout the route. The course is also fully marked with 500 yellow markers.
Can anyone take part in the Great North Bike Ride?
Yes, if you are under 16 years of age you are required to cycle with an adult over 18 years old.
What about accommodation if I travel up the day before?
Special offers are available for Great North Bike Ride cyclists, please contact us for more information and guidance here: [email protected]
Who does the Great North Bike Ride fundraise for?
The event fundraises for the Chris Lucas Trust who are funding research in partnership with Institute of Cancer Research (ICR) for rhabdomyosarcoma.

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