Below are details of projects, groups and organisations that are involved in Cycling in Newcastle. Please note that Newcastle City Council has no responsibility for any of these websites. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to suggest a link to any other relevant cycling service or shop that is not listed here.
Cycling in the City
Cycling in the City is Newcastle’s campaign to get more people on their bikes and to get them more active. For more details see http://cyclinginthecity.activenewcastle.co.uk/
Go Smarter is the Regionwide Travel Awareness Campaign. There are projects focusing on travel to school and to work. For more details see http://gosmarter.co.uk/
As the UK's National Cyclists' Organisation, Cycling UK (formerly CTC) has been protecting and promoting the rights of cyclists since 1878. http://www.cyclinguk.org/
Sustrans is a leading UK charity enabling people to travel by foot, bike or public transport for more of the journeys we make every day. They work with families, communities, policy-makers and partner organisations including Newcastle City Council so that people are able to choose healthier, cleaner and cheaper journeys, with better places and spaces to move through and live in. www.sustrans.org.uk
Newcastle Cycling Campaign
The Newcastle Cycling campaign lobbies for better provision for cyclists across Newcastle. Its aims are to increase the number of people cycling in Newcastle and make it safer and easier to get about by bike. www.newcycling.org
Recyke y' bike
Recyke y' bike is a community project run by a mixed bunch of enthusiastic volunteers and part-time staff that accepts donated bikes from members of the public. Spares and guaranteed secondhand bikes are sold every Saturday. They aim to Reclaim, Refurbish, Re-create, Re-use and Recycle bikes and Re-train people. www.recyke-y-bike.org email them at email@example.com
The Cycle Hub is a bike friendly independent café offering bike hire and with a fully equipped workshop for bike services and repairs. The hub is situated right on the banks of the River Tyne, at the bottom of the Ouseburn Valley, on the Hadrians Way National cycle route, with great views along the quayside. http://www.thecyclehub.org/
The Journey is Newcastle's Active Travel Centre and is located in Higham House on the Blue Carpet. An array of information on walking and cycling is available from the centre and Recyke Y’Bike provide bike sales, servicing and maintenance. A wide range of refreshments and food is available from the café. http://www.thejourneynewcastle.co.uk/
Gosforth Road Club
Ages range from 10 to mid 60's. Club members now actively participate in all branches of the sport including Road Racing, Mountain Biking, Time Trialling, Track Racing, Triathlon and Duathlon, Sportives and Cyclo-Cross events. firstname.lastname@example.org
Newcastle Phoenix Cycle Club
A British Cycling 'Go-Ride' Youth Development Club aiming to provide a wide range of cycling disciplines for children in Newcastle, including opportunities to race. They have both youth and junior (7-18yrs), senior (male & female) sections and cover all types of cycling, both on and off road as well as racing and leisure cycling. Email: email@example.com
- Active Newcastle - sociable adult cycle training, details of events and clubs www.activenewcastle.co.uk
- Bike2Fix - mobile bike repair service www.bike2fix.co.uk
- Breeze - friendly women only bike rides. Take a look at their facebook page.
- Eco Cycle Adventures - cycle hire, bike transfers and baggage transfers. Based in Hexham, and serving Newcastle for routes such as the Coast to Coast and Hadrian’s Cycleway. See www.ecocycleadventures.co.uk for more details.
- Geared4Life - Mobile bike repair and servicing, training homeless young people as cycle mechanics & equipping them for life. Contact by email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Saddle Skedaddle - Newcastle based providers of specialist cycling holidays in UK and abroad www.skedaddle.co.uk
- WatBikes - Regular weekly guided leisure rides in and around Northumberland. Some of the rides leave from Cobalt Business Park in North Tyneside. www.watbus.org.uk/watbike/
This is not a complete list of shops which sell bikes. Newcastle City Council does not endorse any cycle shops.
- Cycle Centre - Shields Road, Byker. 0191 265 1472 www.cyclecentreuk.co.uk
- Cyclelogical -Forest Hall Road, Forest Hall. 0191 216 9222 www.cyclelogical-newcastle.com
- Edinburgh Bicycle Co-operative - Shields Road, Byker. 0845 257 0808 www.edinburghbicycle.com
- Go Outdoors - West Denton Retail Park. 0344 3876819 http://www.gooutdoors.co.uk/newcastle
- Hobbarts - bike engineering and servicing - Unit 12 Harvey Coombe. 07570 705 996 www.hobbarts.com
- KB Cycles - High Street, Newburn. 0191 264 5215 www.kbcycles.co.uk
- M Steel Cycles Ltd - Bowsden Terrace South Gosforth. 0191 285 1251 www.msteelcycles.co.uk
- Ride - Scotswood Road. 0191 272 3386 www.ridecycles.co.uk
- Start Cycles Grainger Street. 01916071364 www.startcycles.co.uk
- The Bike Place - Ponteland Road, Cowgate. 0845 634 1895 www.thebikeplace.co.uk
- Stork Raddar UK - city/commuting and electric assistance bikes. www.storck-raddar.co.uk
- Rainfrog- Newcastle-based online store selling water/windproof and rainwear accessories including cycle wear www.rainfrog.co.uk or 0191 2242038.
Cycling in other areas
For information about cycling routes and events in other council areas, or to report problems, contact them directly.
Durham County Council www.durham.gov.uk
Gateshead Council www.gateshead.gov.uk
Northumberland County Council www.northumberland.gov.uk
North Tyneside Council www.northtyneside.gov.uk
South Tyneside Council www.southtyneside.info
Sunderland City Council www.sunderland.gov.uk