Cycle challenge for all

The Virgin Money Cyclone Festival of Cycling was created in 2007 to encourage as many people as possible to get out on their bikes, get fitter and enjoy the countryside. It is a multi-faceted event designed to cater for the needs of competitive and non-competitive cyclists. 


For the first four years the event was run over three days with distances to meet the needs of all who wished to compete or just ride for pleasure, as well as allowing spectators to see some of the best riders in the world in action.  


From 2012 the event was increased to four days to accommodate an even broader range of participants. The additional event on Thursday evening – Tyne 6 Bridges - was two shorter rides on traffic free cycle paths along the banks of the Tyne.


Over the weekend cyclists rode for glory in Leazes Criteriums (Friday), Cyclone Challenge (Saturday) and, on Sunday, the Curlew Cup and Beaumont Trophy.  The Challenge offered routes through beautiful Northumberland of 33, 63 and 104 miles.


Keep an eye out for entry dates for next year's event. 



21 June 2014

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