Hub Cycle Routes

 

New for 2014  - We’ve introduced a selection of self-led cycling routes suitable for all ages, abilities and skill levels based from The Cycle Hub, Newcastle’s premier cycling café.

Each route has been carefully designed and tested by The Cycle Hub staff and offer a fantastic range range of routes for a wide range of cyclists.

We’ve got free printed route plans (which you can pick up from The Hub), GPX files (for anyone with their own GPS unit) and PDF files (for anyone with a smart phone). The GPX & PDF files can be downloaded from the links below.

We have Bike Hire available from The Cycle Hub at very economical rates – they start at £15 for a half-day hire.

We have hybrid bikes, electric bikes, children’s bikes and tag-a-longs/trailers in stock.

We also have road, mountain bikes and tandems available on request

Feeling inspired or need any additional information?  Please contact hires@thecyclehub.org

Name of route

Distance

Description

Suitability

Level of Difficulty

1. Tyne Bridges Route

16 miles/25 Kms Mix of cycle paths and small roads. 180m of climbing Hybrid bikes/cyclocross bikes/touring bikes

Hub Grade 1

2. C2C route to Tynemouth & back

21 miles/24 Kms Mix of cycle paths and small roads. 300m of climbing Hybrid bikes/cyclocross bikes/touring bikes

Hub Grade 1

3. Parks & Posh Shops

11 miles/18 Kms A scenic route through the city taking in parkland, small roads and posh shops! A total of 200m climbing Road bikes/touring bikes/leisure bikes

Hub Grade 1

4. Coastal road loop

28 miles/45 Kms Mix of road and cycle paths. 340m of climbing. Road bikes/touring bikes/leisure bikes

Hub Grade 2

5. Cobbles & Bike Paths

23 miles/37 Kms Mix of on road and off-road including some cobbles. 315m of climbing. Cyclocross bikes/mountain bikes/touring bikes

Hub Grade 2

6. South of the river circuit

32 miles/52 Kms Hilly mixed road and off-road ride. 850m of climbing Mountain bikes and cyclocross bikes

Hub Grade 3

7. Hell of the North-East

62 miles/100 Kms Tough road ride with cobbles, dirt tracks, cycle paths, tarmac Cyclocross bikes/mountain bikes/touring bikes

Hub Grade 3

 

 8. Giro di Castelnuovo

80 miles/130 Kms Tough road ride taking in some of the finest scenery in Northumberland. Contains the infamous “Passo di Crawleyside” climb Road bikes/touring bikes

Hub Grade 3

 

Explanation of grades

Hub Grade 1 – Between 5 and 20 miles in length. Gentle gradients. Mix of paved roads, cycle paths and smooth tracks. Suitable for electric hire bikes. Gentle.

Hub Grade 2 – Between 20 and 30 miles in length. Longer and/or steeper gradients. Mix of surfaces. Moderate.

Hub Grade 3 – More than 30 miles in length. Sustained climbing/descending. On and off-road routes. Challenging.