HSBC UK City Ride Newcastle is more than just a great bike ride. As well as food and drink stalls, and lots of information about how to get cycling in the local area, there are plenty of free things to do for all the family (even those not riding!). Here’s a sample of what’s on offer...

Come and meet Olympic gold medallist Jason Queally!
Jason will be starting off the ride, cheering riders on, and chatting with people around the route.

At the main hub:

  • Pick up your free HSBC UK City Ride bib and even get it personalised  
  • Race on the pop-up Street Velodrome
  • Get some bike advice from our technicians at the Cycle Inn
  • Try some virtual reality track cycling
  • Kids’ Zone: decorate your bike and learn new skills from British Cycling’s HSBC UK Go-Ride crew
  • Grab a drink and a bite to eat at the Breakaway Cafe

Along the route:

  • Enjoy entertainment and music around the route – to keep you going (and smiling)  
  • Be loud and proud in the ‘Toot your Horn’ zone
  • Take on the Sir Chris Hoy Speed Challenge and test your sprint skills against the best

At special points around the route:

  • BMX off-road area for kids
  • Try a host of different types of bikes at the Trial Trail
  • Take things easy with a rickshaw ride – or try a bit harder on a tandem!

Need to borrow a bike for the day?

The Cycle Hub has a range of bikes available for to hire, from cruiser-style bikes to road bikes, kids bikes, trailers and even tandems. You’ll need to book in advance though, so get in touch by emailing hires@cyclehub.org or calling 0191 276 7250.

View the route for HSBC UK City Ride Newcastle
Register your free place for HSBC UK City Ride Newcastle now!