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2017 Cyclone Challenge

Cyclone Challenge Rides

June 27 2020
Newcastle, North East, UK

With four beautiful and varied routes - 34, 65, 93 and 108 miles - the Cyclone Challenge is one the great events of the UK cycling calendar. It's a “must-do” ride for cyclists of all abilities and ages. Starting from the well-equipped Newcastle Falcons Rugby stadium, on the edge of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, the four routes rapidly transport riders into the picturesque landscapes of Northumberland, where they will encounter quiet roads along beautiful river valleys, over remote moorlands and through pretty villages.

The Basics

The 2020 event takes place on Saturday 27th June. Choose a route to suit your cycling ability, fitness, age and experience: there are 34, 65, 93 or 108 mile options. Enter online and then turn up on the day and enjoy a meticulously well organised event, with plentiful parking, covered sign-on with snack bars, electronic timing/tracking, mobile support, up to four feed stations (depending on route choice) and lots of “top-up” culinary options in village halls. Not to mention perhaps the biggest draw of all, the quiet roads and the Northumbrian countryside.

Who Can Ride the Challenge Rides?
The four routes offer a challenge to all ages and abilities from serious club cyclists who are looking to test themselves, through to less experienced, less fit or younger participants looking for a well-supported ride through lovely countryside. The four events distances have been planned to ensure that there is a challenge for everyone and one that will allow you to ride within your capabilities. We particularly welcome younger riders, but we ask that all riders please carefully read the contents of our Event Regulations page.

Cyclone Challenge Rides

Routes: 34, 65, 93, 108 miles
Difficulty of Greatest Route: D - Difficult terrain with longer, steeper hills
Entry Limit: 4500
Start Times / Itinerary

108 mile route: 8.00-8.45am
93 mile route: 8.45-9.30am
65 mile route: 9.30-10.30am
34 mile route: 10.30-11.00am


£36 adults, £18 Under-16s

What's Included?

Electronic timing, goody bag, certificates, up to 4 feed stations (depends on route), first aid, mechanical support.

Packet Pickups

Sign-on Friday 26th June:
The Cycle Hub, Ouseburn, Newcastle Quayside - All routes: 4pm -9pm

Sign-on Saturday 27th June:
Newcastle Falcons Rugby Ground, Kingston Park Stadium, Brunton Rd, Newcastle upon Tyne NE13 8AF
108 mile route: 7.00-8.00am
93 mile route: 8.00-9.00am
65 mile route: 8.30-9.30am
34 mile route: 9.00-10.00am

Prize / Race Categories

Open to all cyclists. Younger riders especially welcome.

Adequate Car Parking
Free Parking
Toilets / Changing Rooms
Sign On Desk
Pre-Packet Pickups
Support for Participants
Route Signposted
Route Card
First Aid
Emergency Contact No
Roving Mechanical Support
Electronic Start/Finish Timing
Results Within 24 Hours
Kids Fondo
Downloadable GPS files
Post Ride Shower
Feed / Aid Stations
Event Size
2,000 – 4,999
Start Address: Newcastle Falcon Rugby Club, Kingston Park Town, Newcastle upon Tyne County, Tyne and Wear, NE13 8AF
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Jun 27 2020 - EVENT: Cyclone Challenge Rides