Great North Bike Ride
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This ride will take you on a glorious 60 miles adventure, you will follow the North Northumberland coastline. All 2000 cyclists will share the vast stretch of road all the way to the finish. This ride supports the Chris Lucas Trust with all race funds going to medical cancer research.
Great North Bike Ride
Sun 28th Aug 2022
Seahouses, United Kingdom
Perks of booking with Let's Do This
The event experience
Based on 2,000 participants
Based on location and reviews
20 to 50m elevation gain per km
Where and when
Seafield Rd, Seahouses NE68 7SJ, UK
Sun 28th Aug 2022
Great North Bike Ride:8:55am
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!
Organiser route images
- Finisher's Medal
- Finisher's Cycle top
- Aid stations
- Transfers to the start and from the finish for an additional fee
- Fully-Marshalled route
- Fully-Marked route
How to get there
Seafield Rd, Seahouses NE68 7SJ, UKGet full directions
Start Address: Seafield Rd, Seahouses NE68 7SJ
Finish Address: Pier Rd, Tynemouth, North Shields NE30 4BZ
There is also race transport for riders and their bikes either to the start line or from the finish line back. This is available for an extra fee.
Event day logistics
08:55 Great North Bike Ride Start
Please arrive in plenty of time to prepare for the start.
If you are under 16 years of age you are required to cycle with an adult over 18 years old.
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 the Great North Bike Ride?
Special offers are available for Great North Bike Ride cyclists, please contact us for more information and guidance here: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Great event for a very good cause. Very well organised catering for all levels. Had a brilliant time riding the route. If you enjoy cycling then its a must do event :)
5.0Did the Great North Bike Ride in 2021
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I have booked a place for myself and my bike on the transfer to Seahouses. Can you explain to me how this works, in particular... time of bus departure, where to park my car at Tynemouth, and anything else I might need to know about the logistics of the transfer process... Thanks in advance Donna