Archive for July, 2013

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Join us for a fantastic traffic-free bike ride in Newcastle Gateshead this July.

Sky Ride Newcastle Gateshead is a great opportunity to ride with family and friends in the city centre this summer. There’ll be loads of free things for the whole family to do on the day, so get your bikes ready and come and join us!

We’re also proud to announce that six time Olympic gold medalist, Sir Chris Hoy will attend Sky Ride Newcastle Gateshead on Saturday, 27th July.

Register for free now and you’ll receive an automatic update with location details nearer the time.

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Sky Ride Newcastle Gateshead is supported by Halfords cycle experts who are on hand to make sure that your bike is in top shape for your ride. Whether it’s a wonky handlebar or a rusty chain, the Halfords team will be there to help, so pop in and see them or keep an eye out for them on the route.

If you’re heading down to Sky Ride Newcastle Gateshead, be sure to pop by and see Jaffa at the Bike Cafe to grab some delicious Jaffa fruit. As well as nutritious fruit, they’ll also be handing out Jaffa reflectors, ponchos and Tesco vouchers.

via Sky Ride NewcastleGateshead – Sky Ride.

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Whether you want to soak up the atmosphere watching the Elite Town Centre Criterium Race on the Friday evening, join the Sportive on the Saturday or return back to Stockton on Sunday to enjoy a jam-packed festival featuring an elite Premier Calendar Road Race,  Sky Ride , entertainment and displays, the Stockton Cycling Festival has something for you from Friday, 5 to Sunday, 7 July.


Take a look at our film of the 2012 event – this year’s festival looks set to be even better!


Friday, 5 July
Velo29-Altura Town Centre Races


Come along to this fantastic evening spectacle and watch some of the country’s fastest cyclists in action.





Saturday, 6 July
Velo29-Altura Endeavour Sportive


Why not join the hundreds of riders, of all abilities, expected to take part in the fantastic Stockton Velo29-Altura Endeavour Sportive? Riders can enjoy a “Tour de France” style start as they are escorted out of Stockton on closed roads onto one of four scenic routes. Now in it’s third year this really is an event not to be missed!





Sunday, 7 July
Velo29-Altura Grand Prix and Sky Ride Stockton


A family festival day to include Stockton Velo29-Altura Grand Prix – a Premier Calendar Road Race for elite cyclists, and Sky Ride Stockton – a chance for all the family to experience a co-ordinated start and cycle through a traffic free, scenic route.


Stockton Cycling Festival » Stockton Events.

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