Canny new cycling guide14/04/2006 News
The North East of England has miles of unspoilt coastline and countryside, a thriving cultural scene, a rich and fascinating history and a welcome that is famous the world over.
‘Cycle North East England’ introduces some of the most inspiring cycling routes in the region, including world-famous routes such as the C2C and new routes such as the 169-mile Hadrian’s Cycleway.
The 72-page guide covers Northumberland, County Durham, Tyne & Wear and the Tees Valley.
Try the trails along the Northumberland Coast, head to Guisborough Forest for mountain biking, or experience Northumberland’s National Park or the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Take a riverside path along the NewcastleGateshead Quayside with the spectacular city backdrop, or marvel at Hadrian’s Wall and Durham Cathedral and Castle, both World Heritage Sites.
The National Cycle Network offers 600 miles of safe, attractive routes right across North East of England – the guide features a series of day rides, traffic-free trails and forest tracks, as well as a selection of long distance routes that pass through the region.
John Holmes, Director of Regeneration and Tourism for One North East, said: “As a keen cyclist myself I know just how much North East England has to offer. We need to make sure we capitalise on the region’s fantastic assets and direct tourists to our great attractions and accommodation providers when they visit North East England.
“The routes take you by riversides, through parks and along beautiful beaches making riding them a real pleasure. This guide is clearly not just for visitors to the region but will also act as an inspiration to cycling enthusiasts who already live here.”
The guide is available free by calling 0845 1130065