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 cycling@newcastle.gov.uk 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

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/

Organisations

Cycling 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

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 recyke@cooptel.net

Cycle Hub

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

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/

Clubs

Byker Bikers

Social cycling for adults with a cycling ability to ride twenty miles or more. Contact Paul.cooper@newcastle.gov.uk or sue.carlisle@newcastle.gov.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. info@gosforthroadclub.com

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: jonbateman@britishcycling.org.uk

Cycling services

  • 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 info@geared4life.org.uk
  • 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/

Bike shops

This is not a complete list of shops which sell bikes. Newcastle City Council does not endorse any cycle shops.

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

Page last updated: 
2 June 2017
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