Whether you are tall or small, young or old – it doesn’t matter cycling is for everybody.   The continued success of the Great Britain teams and the Tour of Britain travelling through our County once again, has resulted in a massive increase in the interest in cycling.  There have never been more opportunities to ride a bike, be it for fun or sport and we hope this page helps you get on your bike.

First of all, bike safety

When you are out and about on your bike it is important to be safe, not just with the equipment you use (always wear a helmet), but also in your surroundings.

Sustrans has some very useful information on their website which we recommend you take a look at if you are thinking about starting cycling;

Where to visit in our county

Northumberland is a beautiful county to explore by bike and there are many cycle routes for you to try out.  Visit the Cycle Northumberland website for information on routes available in Northumberland for you to try out.

Cycling clubs in Northumberland – adults and children

If you already enjoy cycling but want to join a club and push yourself alongside like minded people please visit our Club & Activity Finder to find a club near you in Northumberland.

British Cycling Go-Ride programme – for children

British Cycling has created the HSBC UK Go-Ride programme – with over 350 children’s cycling clubs helping thousands of young people enjoy the freedom of cycling and develop lifelong skills.

Local kids’ cycling clubs are fantastic places to get out on a bike, with expert coaching, a gang of riding buddies and access to some amazing cycling facilities. Sessions are often weekly, plus we run cycling holiday camps where youngsters can spend the entire day on two wheels!

All you need to know about HSBC UK Go-Ride

  • Clubs for kids: Go-Ride Clubs are for riders under 18, with fun at the heart of high quality coaching sessions and a clear pathway for progression.
  • Gives parents peace of mind: All coaches hold a British Cycling qualification and are DBS-checked, plus Go-Ride sessions will always take place in traffic-free areas.
  • Easy to get involved: Just like any sports club, the emphasis is on regular, local and affordable activities to make it easy to keep coming back and create a sporting habit for life.
  • Creates champions: Most of the Great Britain Cycling Team’s biggest stars started out at a Go-Ride Club. Just like Laura and Jason Kenny!
  • Northumberland has a network of Go-Ride clubs, so if you fancy giving, Cycle Speedway, Mountain Biking, BMX, Cyclo-cross or Road cycling a go then check out the local club pages.


Name: Lorna Bennett
Job Title: Regional Manager (North East), British Cycling

Northumberland Sport
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