Virgin Money Cyclone
A new era of cycling in the North East
Jun 19 2014
Jun 22 2014
The Virgin Money Cyclone Festival of Cycling was created in 2007 to encourage as many people as possible to get out on their bikes, get fitter and enjoy the countryside. It is a multi faceted event designed to cater for the needs of competitive and none competitive cyclists. For the first 4 years the event was run over 3 days with events to meet the needs of all who wish to compete or just ride for pleasure as well as allowing spectators to see some of the best riders in the World in action.
Due to the success of the event over the 4 yrs (2007-2011) the event was increased to 4 days in 2012 to accommodate an even broader spectrum of participants. The additional event planned for the Thursday evening was created to attract an even wider participant group with two shorter rides on traffic free cycle paths along the banks of the Tyne. Unfortunately on the night the event had to be cancelled due to severe weather conditions. The 2014 event did go ahead with the 4th day and was so successful that it will once again be included in the 2014 edition.
Since the inception of the event in 2007 participant numbers have quadrupled and over £500K has been raised for various charities. The event is now one of the biggest and possibly the biggest event of it's type and attracts riders and participants from all over the World. The 2011 edition of the event hosted the British National Road Race Championships for both Men and Women.
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