The riding around Newcastle is fantastic! There’s something for everyone too – smooth traffic-free cycle paths, twisty country backroads, short-but-sharp sections of French style pavé (cobbles) and even some secret single track not far from The Cycle Hub!

In order to help you get the best out of the riding here, we’ve put together a schedule of social rides, guided rides and self-led cycle routes.

Guided rides are normally ‘themed’ or run to coincide with an event, included in these are stages of large popular cycling events, like The Giro d’Italia, and will be advertised on The Hub Calendar. These rides are generally quite tough and are based around small group sizes and two guides. You will need to register in advance for these rides and numbers will be limited.

Cycle Routes – we’ve put together a shortlist of our favourite rides in the area. There’s 7 routes at the minute, each graded to show what fitness/skill/ability levels we recommend. We can supply simple paper maps, a digital PDF version of the map and/or GPS routes so that you can get yourself safely and easily around the route.

Photo courtesy of Steve Thomas/ www.thesoftsaddle.com