Event: 29 June 2013
Location: Newcastle Falcons Rugby Ground
Entries for one of the country's biggest mass cycle rides, the 2013 Virgin Money Cyclone Challenge, are (November 1).
The event, which will take place on Saturday 29 June 2013, three routes of 104, 63 and 33 miles attract up to 4,000 cyclists every year from beginners and families to professional riders. Taking place on the scenic roads around Newcastle and Northumberland it is part of the Virgin Money Cyclone cycling festival, which will be sponsored by Virgin Money for the second year running.
The festival, which includes racing from the Leazes Criteriums, Curlew Cup and Beaumont Trophy also hosts the Tyne 6 Bridges Leisure Rides on the Thursday (27 June) for the first time.