Archive for June, 2011

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Plans for a major new cycle route running from Darlington to Blyth have been unveiled.

The Great North Cycleway will run through Durham, Gateshead and Newcastle going past the Angel of the North and across the Tyne Bridge.

The cycleway will also take in more scenic river routes, as well as town centre streets.

Parts of the route have already been decided, but councils want to hear local views on the proposals.

The scheme is being supported by all local councils, as well as Sustrans, the charity which promotes walking and cycling.

A spokesman for Newcastle Council said: “Although the route will be important for cycling commuters, it may not be as direct as a route chosen by more experienced cyclists.

“We are aiming for it to be of a similar standard to existing national cycle routes which means that it can be used by a family with young children, a sensible 12-year-old or a novice adult.”

The project will take two years to complete.


BBC News – New cycle route from Darlington to Northumberland.

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Events in Durham supporting Bike Week 2011

Durham University Botanic Gardens Start Date 18/06/11 End Date 26/06/11

1000 mile challenge Start Date 20/06/11 End Date 24/06/11 Spennymoor School

Fellside School Pedalling Picnic Start Date 18/06/11 End Date 18/06/11 Shotley Bridge

via Event Search – Team Green Britain Bike Week 2011.

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Your guide to cycle events and guided rides in the North East.

North East Cycle Guide 2011

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Durham Big Rides (3, 10 & 25 mile rides)

‘The Beast’ 2011 (50 mile ride)

Durham Big Rides Sunday 4th September* 9.30am start from County Hall

The Beast Sunday 11th September* 9:00am start from Sniperley Park & Ride

*Please note that the event dates have been changed around so they are different from the provisional dates advertised previously on the website, in the County News Magazine and on Facebook.

via Durham Big Ride Home Page.

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Durham University Botanic Gardens supporting Bike Week 2011

About the event

Durham University Botanic Garden is supporting Bike week 2011. Free entry to all those who cycle to the Garden.

Type of event Other

When is it? Start Date – 18th June 2011 / Finish Date – 26th June 2011

Start Time : 10:00AM / End Time(approx): 5:00PM

Where does it start? Durham University Botanic Garden

Address Hollingside Lane




Website http://www.dur.ac.uk/botanic.garden/

Email botanic.garden@durham.ac.uk

via Event Search – Team Green Britain Bike Week 2011.

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Team Green Britain Bike Week 2011.

Team Green Britain Bike Week 2011 is taking place 18th – 26th June nationwide.

Team Green Britain Bike Week is the UK’s biggest mass participation cycling event – last year almost half a million people participated at events across the country. The aim is to get more people cycling, more often, and it the event offers something for everyone – from families, schools and companies, to seasoned cyclists and those who have never cycled before.

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Welcome to Deerness Valley Cycling – more info soon on informal organised rides in the Deerness Valley, Ushaw Moor, Bearpark, Langley Park, Esh Winning.

Watch this SPACE for more info.

Check us out on FACEBOOK : http://www.facebook.com/pages/Deerness-Valley-Cycling/200948199941143

Also check us out on Twitter @deernesscycling


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