Join hundreds of other cyclists on an evening family/leisure ride alongside the River Tyne, starting close to the city centre of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, traveling upsteam on the north bank and returning on the south bank.
Road Cycling Events in North East
Well graded climbs, a visit to sea-side Girvan, with views of Ailsa Craig gives this ride an objective. At Kirkconnel - 330K we provide hot food beds & bag drop. Additional accomodation and bag drop - 390K LLP control. The final 100Km after Kelso has some climbs, Advisory route distance as ridden 611Km. Ideal Pre PBP shakedown or just a nice 600.
You may not have the Angel of the North watching over you for the whole ride but you'll be glad she is there for parts of the Northumberland sportive, such is the nature of the remote, sprawling Northumberland National Park roads.
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What you need to know about Road Cycling Events
Discover UK and International Road Cycling events. Featuring Sportives, Gran Fondos and Charity Bike Rides in our 2018 Cycling Calendar. Cycling is a hugely popular sport but can sometimes seem a closely guarded secret, there’s a lot of jargon and kit but once you pop, you absolutely can’t stop. It’s a great weekend activity, go with friends and cruise round city parks or country lanes, you’ll be addicted in no time.
Different road cycling event types
We sort our cycling events by Short (0-50km), Medium (50-100km), Long (100-200km) and Ultra (200km+). Most of these are Sportives. Here are some cycling event names defined:
- Gran Fondo — a mass participation cycling event at least 120km long. A large event with closed roads, usually chip timed. People travel all over Europe to compete in these events.
- Century — a cycle of 100 miles (160.9 km) or more within 12 hours, usually as a club sponsored event. A large event with closed roads, people can get there PBs here. Usually chip timed.
- Sportives — most of the cycling events on our site are sportives, these are the most popular endurance cycling events. They’re held all over the world and rarely exclude traffic. They’re more relaxed and whilst people do go for PBs it’s a much more convivial atmosphere than the more formal Gran Fondo races.