Entries open soon for tenth anniversary Cyclone weekend in NE England

Entries for the 2016 Cyclone Festival of Cycling open on October 31st. This year marks the tenth anniversary of the event.

The weekend will feature the Tyne Six Bridges family rides on the evening of Friday 17th June, followed by the Virgin Money Cyclone Challenge Rides on the Saturday. Sunday sees top mens’ and womens’ road racing in the Beaumont Trophy and Curlew Cup races.

Organiser Peter Harrison said:

“The Cyclone Festival of Cycling has grown so much in ten years, and so has cycling.”

Harrison is encouraging riders of all abilities to sign up for the 2016 Virgin Money Cyclone Challenge Rides. The traditional three rides of 34, 64 and 106 miles are joined for the first time by a 90 mile option.

The first Beaumont Trophy race was held in 1952 with previous winners including Sir Bradley Wiggins, Chris Newton, Russell and Dean Downing, Malcolm Elliott and Don Sanderson.

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