Gosforth Summer of Cycling 2018

There are lots of cycling activities in and around Gosforth over the summer including family cycle rides, children’s cycle coaching, Dr Bike sessions, challenge rides and even a Shakespeare play by a cycling theatre company.

If you know of any other related events please do let us know so we can add them into the programme, and keep checking back as we’ll be updating the list with more activities as they are confirmed.

Event Cycling Activities
SPACE for Gosforth Family / Social Cycle ride
Sunday 17 June 12- 3.30pm
Meet at the war memorial in Gosforth Central Park from midday for a 12.30pm start.
More details here.
Kindly supported by the BIG BIKE Revival
National Clean Air Day
Thursday 21 June
No organised activities but it’s a good day to leave the car at home and walk, cycle or take public transport instead.
See also the National Clean Air Day website.
Archibald School PTFA Summer Fair
Saturday 23 June 12am-2pm
Dr Bike*
Dr Bike kindly supported by the BIG BIKE Revival
Cyclone Festival of Cycling
Thursday 28 June – Sunday 1 July
Take Part in the Tyne 6 Bridges ride (10-15 miles register by 10/6) or the Cyclone Challenge (34-106 miles register by 20/6), or watch the National Time Trial and Road Cycling Championships. See the Cyclone Cycling website for costs and details.
Gosforth Go-Ride Children’s Cycle Club
Saturday 7 July 9.45 – 10.45am
Term-time cycle coaching in Exhibition Park.
£2 per session.
See the Gosforth Road Club website and Facebook page for details.
Dr Bike at Exhibition Park
Saturday 7 July 9-12am
Dr Bike at the Exhibition Park Boat House by the lake*
Dr Bike kindly supported by the BIG BIKE Revival
Ashburton Residents’ Summer Fair
Saturday 14 July
Dr Bike*
Gosforth Go-Ride Cycle Skills Loop
See also the Ashburton Residents web page.
Friends of Gosforth Central Park Family Fun Day Saturday 28 July 1-4pm Dr Bike*
For other activities see the Facebook events page.
Dr Bike kindly supported by the BIG BIKE Revival
HSBC UK Let’s Ride Newcastle
Sunday 29 July
Newcastle City Centre cycling on closed roads
SPACE for Gosforth Ride together from Gosforth to the start. Details TBC.
Other activities include Music, food and drink, fun and games, demos, giveaways, activities, challenges, face painting. See the event website for more details.
See here for pictures from last year’s event.
Twelfth Night @ The Cycle HUB
Saturday 11 August 6.30pm
The Handlebards, the world’s first cycling theatre company, are putting on a bicycle-powered production of Shakespeare’s ‘Twelfth Night’ at the Cycle Hub on the Quayside.
Book tickets via the Handlebard’s website.
Megan Giglia MBE, Paralympic Gold Medalist
Saturday 1 September 6-7pm
Hear Megan’s story of how she  took up cycling following a stroke to speed up her recovery, and only three years later won Paralympic gold.
Details & tickets via the Great North Museum website.
Chaia & SPACE for Gosforth Family/Social Cycle Ride
Sunday 2 September
Meet at the war memorial in Gosforth Central Park at 10am. More details on the Let’s Ride website here.
See here for pictures from last year’s event.
Gosforth Go-Ride Children’s Cycle Club
Saturday during term time starting
15 September 9.45 – 10.45am
Term-time cycle coaching in Exhibition Park.
£2 per session.
See the Gosforth Road Club website and Facebook pagefor details.

Dr Bike*

Come along to a free Dr Bike session and get your bike fit for the summer.  During the Dr Bike session, the mechanic will give the bikes a general check over and will give advice and recommendations if needed.

 

The BIG BIKE Revival 
The Big Bike Revival has been running for four years to inspire the 42% of people who own bikes, but who don’t cycle, to start riding. With events across England and Scotland, people attending benefit from free cycle checks, servicing, cycle maintenance workshops, cycle training and accompanied rides.

 

The Handlebards – Twelfth Night @ The Cycle HUB, Saturday 11 August 6.30pm

The world’s first cycling theatre company, The HandleBards, pedal from venue to venue with all the set, props and costume necessary to perform environmentally sustainable Shakespeare across the globe.

 

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