8 Week Training Plans
Wednesday, 19th Apr 17If you have not started your Cyclone training yet, don't despair. The good news is that it's not too late. And, even better, we have some really solid training advice to share with you.

Your Cyclone Easter Checklist
Thursday, 13th Apr 17With two months to go and 50 days left to enter, Easter is a great time to get yourself organised ahead of the Cyclone Festival of Cycling.

Memories are made of this!
Thursday, 13th Apr 17Great rides leave great memories and the Cyclone Challenge Rides contain many memorable stretches of road, set in outstanding landscapes.

Raising Funds with Newcastle Rugby Foundation
Wednesday, 12th Apr 17Help our friends at the Newcastle Rugby Foundation raise money for community schemes with a donation, or by riding our Challenge Rides.

Cyclone Villages
Wednesday, 5th Apr 17The villages on the Cyclone Challenge Rides routes are an important part of the event, adding character and also providing a focus for resting and re-fueling for riders.

Tips: Eating & Drinking on long rides
Wednesday, 5th Apr 17In the latest in a series of articles aimed at helping riders taking part in the Cyclone Challenge Rides in June, we look at how to eat and drink successfully during a long ride.

Why We’re Backing Newcastle Rugby Foundation
Wednesday, 29th Mar 17We are very pleased to be able to welcome Newcastle Rugby Foundation as one of the charities supported by the Cyclone Challenge Rides.

A Guide To The Gibbet Climb
Thursday, 23rd Mar 17The Gibbet gets its name from an actual gibbet, standing stark against the skyline on the right as you reach the summit, which marks the spot where an executed murderer's body was chained in the 18th century.

Lamb & Associates Sponsor Beaumont Team Competition
Wednesday, 22nd Mar 17Support of growing firm of NE-based financial planning experts helps us to develop and improve the Beaumont Trophy race.

Ride for Charity
Tuesday, 14th Mar 17The Cyclone Festival encourages every rider to raise funds for a charity. Find out how easy it is to make a difference whilst enjoying one of the Cyclone events.

Cyclone Tips: Climbing
Monday, 13th Mar 17We look at how to prepare yourself and your bike for a long ride with a number of climbs, including pacing, gearing and training.



  • A Guide to Garleigh Moor
    Our latest video is a guide to the outstanding stretch of road over Garleigh Moor and down towards Rothbury on one of the Cyclone Challenge Ride's great descents!
  • Teams Sign Up For Beaumont Trophy
    More teams have signed up for the Beaumont Trophy international road race and we now know there will be a continental flavour to the race this year!
  • A Guide To Children's Events At the Cyclone
    The Cyclone Festival of Cycling has a lot of opportunities for younger cyclists. In this special feaure we meet a very young rider and look at the Cyclone events that children can take part in
  • Video: the famous Bilsmoor climb
    We look at a climb that has a special place in the hearts of many NE cyclists who have ridden and raced over its scenic 1.1 miles of exposed moorland.
  • Better Leisure Centres Support Cyclone
    The Cyclone Festival of Cycling will be getting some expert help in delivering its events this year.
  • ONE Pro Cycling to defend Beaumont Trophy title
    One of the UK's leading cycling teams has entered the Beaumont Trophy, the final event of the three-day Cyclone Festival of Cycling
  • Saddle Skedaddle Back Curlew Cup
    NE cycling holiday specialists to sponsor key competition in the National women's cycle race.
  • Cyclone Tips: Fitting In More Cycling
    One of the biggest barriers to successful cycling is the time it takes to get and stay fit. We have a few tips on how to find more time to ride.
  • Fentimans Sponsor Cyclone
    NE beverage manufacturer, Fentimans, is to sponsor the Queen of the Mountains competition in the Curlew Cup and provide sample drinks in goody bags for Challenge Ride and Tyne 6 Bridges participants.
  • "It was awesome. It was just so beautiful!"
    More rider feedback from the 2016 event where the countryside, the quietness of the roads and the cake all seem to have made an impression.
  • Cyclone Tips - Winter Clothing
    Here's our advice on what to wear and why, when out riding during the cold winter weather.
  • Cyclone Tips - Winter Riding
    We re often asked how to keep riding and training through the worst of the winter well, here are a few of things we do to keep the wheels turning at this time of year.
  • All our videos in one place
    Choose from our big selection of videos showing some of the amazing Cyclone countryside, plus guides to ride features and footage from our big races.
  • Five Reasons To Ride
    Why do riders enjoy the Cyclone Challenge Rides so much? We think we know the five top reasons. Can you guess what they are?
  • Elite Women's Racing Returns
    We look ahead to the top quality women''s race that opens the action on the Sunday of the Cyclone Festival of Cycling, and look back at the 2016 event that featured, amongst others, one of our greatest ever Paralympians.
  • The Challenge of the Ryals
    Here's a video guide to the legendary Ryals climb, a major obstacle late in the day for the hundreds of riders taking part in the 11th edition of the Cyclone Challenge rides on Saturday 17th June.
  • Physiohaus - Looking at cycling fitness with our new partner
    Physiohaus have been appointed the Official massage and physiotherapy partner for the 2017 Cyclone Festival of Cycling. They've also written a great article for us on cycling fitness.
  • Training - one rider's first sportive
    One rider’s account of his first long Sportive and how he trained for it. It’s interesting to read about his mistakes and what went well and what went less well on the big day.
  • Early entries flooding in
    We've had a great response to the 2017 Cyclone Festival of Cycling already with lots of entries coming in right from day 1
  • Challenge Rides - Friends on the day!
    Hear how two riders took on their first Cyclone Challenge Rides in 2016 and met and became friends on the day.