The Cyclone returns
- By Jack Preston -
- Oct 09, 2012
The Cyclone is the UK’s largest cycling festival, with over 4,000 cyclists attending each year. Taking place on the roads surrounding Newcastle and Northumberland, the races attract both professional riders and beginners.
“The success of British cyclists like Bradley Wiggins this summer is encouraging people to get out on their bikes. Already we have had lots of people asking about the 2013 Virgin Money Cyclone Challenge rides, so it’s great to be able to tell them they can sign up now,” explained event organiser Peter Harrison.
The 2013 festival is set to include the Tyne 6 Bridges Leisure Rides, which will be a first for the Cyclone. The two new rides, comprising of 9.5 mile and 14.5 mile courses are specifically designed for families and amateur riders.
"2012 was the inaugural year of the Virgin Money Cyclone and it was an excellent festival of cycling for all those taking part and watching. We are pleased to continue our sponsorship of what is the UK’s premier festival of cycling,” explained Paul Lloyd, marketing director at Virgin Money.
“The Cyclone weekend continues to attract some of the sport’s biggest names and is a great event for all the family to come and see these great athletes in action.”
To find out more information, visit the Virgin Money Cyclone website.