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Cycling is a fantastic way to keep active and healthy as well as seeing Gateshead's beautiful countryside first hand. If you're interested in finding out more about cycling in your area contact: 

Dawn Harvey

Tel: 0191 433 8112

Whickham Thorns Outdoor Activity Centre

Tel: 0191 433 5767

Club Details 

Derwentside Cycling Club


Cycling News

Local Heroes Recognised at Gateshead Awards

Posted on: 15 Oct 2014 - 11:45 by Steve Torre

Local people have been getting what they deserve at an awards evening at Gateshead Civic Centre this week. Twelve individuals and two local voluntary organisations have been presented with The Gateshead Award after being nominated by their friends…

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Festive Bike Ride

Posted on: 18 Dec 2013 - 10:24 by Steve Torre

Burn off the Christmas turkey with a ride starting at Gateshead International Stadium along the riverside to Wylam and back. Approx 22 miles (time 4-5 hours) Meet at Gateshead International Stadium 10.00am on Saturday 28th December Just…

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Gateshead Council Employee Completes a 450 mile Cycle Ride for Charity

Posted on: 08 Nov 2013 - 12:19 by Gary Stamp

  Andy Price, a Team Leader in Network Management for Gateshead Council, completed a six day cycle ride in aid of The Macmillan Cancer Support charity. Macmillan was promoting a cycle ride challenge over the Pyrenees in southwest Europe…

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Ladies get back in the saddle with Bicycle Belles

Posted on: 24 Jul 2013 - 16:32 by Gary Stamp

  If you have not cycled for a while and wish to increase your confidence and ability on a bicycle – then “Bicycle Belles” is for you. The sessions are fun and relaxed and are group based with qualified instructors. Bicycle…

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Bicycle Belles get back in the saddle for summer

Posted on: 17 Jun 2013 - 16:54 by Gary Stamp

  The majority of women can ride a bike. But how many actually get out there whether it be for transport, family time together or just for the sheer joy of whizzing along in the fresh air? Even if decades have passed since the last time you…

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Bicycle Belles - get back in the saddle for summer

Posted on: 22 Apr 2013 - 15:52 by Gary Stamp

The Womens Activity Officer from the Sport, Physical Activity and Health Development Team at Gateshead Council has come up with a course to increase participation of women cycling in Gateshead. The course was also developed with the help from…

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FREE CYCLING taster session

Posted on: 17 Apr 2013 - 17:07 by Steve Torre

FREE CYCLING taster session on Tuesday 30th April 6pm-7:30pm starting at Gateshead International Stadium. NO EQUIPMENT NECESSARY – just a desire to hop on a bike and have a bit of fun and test out your fitness levels! This is a targeted…

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Show Homophobia the Red Card

Posted on: 19 Feb 2013 - 11:01 by Robert Corr

Tackling homophobia in sport is a challenge we are all faced with but did you know about the ‘Show Homophobia the Red Card’ education pack and DVD? To find out more take a look at their web page. Any teacher or youth worker who…

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