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Coast+Castles Day1 3mi Wed 27 Apr
Millenium to Newcastle Stn 1mi Wed 6 Apr
Newcastle Station to Millenium Hotel 1400m Fri 18 Mar
Angel of the North 5mi Wed 23 Feb
Jolly B to Segedunum 1mi 5 Sep 2021
Russell close to Roman fort 5mi 5 Sep 2021
Des to Station 1mi 4 Jun 2021
N 0m 29 Apr 2021
Eagles Arena 4mi 14 Apr 2021
bike tracker test 3mi 28 Feb 2021

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Days Out

Weekend rides

Find somewhere to cycle this weekend. Here’s our route-planner’s top picks around Gateshead:

Prudhoe Castle · 26mi round-trip
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The Manor House Inn, Caterway Heads · 42mi round-trip
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Derwentcote Steel Furnace · 11mi one-way
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National Cycle Network

Cycle routes in Gateshead

The National Cycle Network is a great way to find traffic-free routes and quiet lanes. These routes pass through Gateshead:

To Whitehaven, Workington, Maryport, Carlisle, Hexham, Prudhoe and Newcastle upon Tyne.

To Newcastle upon Tyne, Ponteland, Carlisle and Cockermouth.

To Durham, Consett and Rowlands Gill.

To Sunderland, Washington, Stanley, Annfield Plain, Consett, Penrith, Carlisle, Annan, Dumfries, Castle Douglas, Kirkcudbright, Newton Stewart, Maybole, Ayr, Irvine, Kilwinning, Glasgow, Dumbarton, Alexandria, Callander, Aberfeldy, Pitlochry, Kingussie and Inverness.

To King'S Lynn, Wisbech, Holbeach, Boston, Lincoln, Market Rasen, Barton-upon-Humber, Kingston upon Hull, Beverley, Driffield, Bridlington, Scarborough, Loftus, Brotton, Saltburn-By-the-Sea, Marske-By-the-Sea, Redcar, Middlesbrough, Stockton-on-Tees, Seaham, Sunderland, Newcastle upon Tyne, Blyth, Bedlington, Ashington, Amble and Berwick-upon-Tweed.

Knowledge

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What are the roads like? Which are the most cycle-friendly cafés? Where’s your favourite place for a Saturday afternoon spin? Share your knowledge with other local cyclists.

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Thanks to Swaledale Outdoor Club!

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