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Covid-19 update

“We are monitoring closely the developments relating to the spread of Covid-19 from the UK Government and local guidelines, noting the increasing changes to updates and advice on the implementation of social distancing in general.

“We’re committed to keeping our event participants and stakeholders safe and will continue to monitor the situation over the coming weeks. Any changes to staging our planned events will be based on expert advice and swiftly communicated to all entrants to the Children’s Cancer Ride.”

18th March 2020

For up to date information and advice regarding Covid-19 please consult the websites of the World Health Organisation and Public Health England

The Children’s Cancer Ride is back! A sponsored family friendly bike ride along the River Tyne, you can choose from a 9 mile or 22 mile route, both starting and finishing at the Cycle Hub on Newcastle Quayside.

Our ride isn’t a race, it’s just a great chance to get out on your bikes and take on an enjoyable challenge. Whether you choose the 9 or the 22 mile route, you will follow dedicated cycle paths along the River Tyne. The 9 mile route takes you to Scotswood Bridge and the 22 mile route to Wylam, before turning back to finish at the Cycle Hub. The routes will be well signposted and we will have marshals along the way to provide encouragement or assistance if needed. All of our riders will receive:

  • A medal to mark their achievement
  • A goody bag for every rider
  • An NECCR morf / buff
  • Refreshments along the 22 mile route and on finishing the ride

There is no minimum sponsorship for taking part but we do ask you to raise what you can. The entry fees simply cover the cost of the event, it is the sponsorship you raise that will make a difference to children diagnosed with cancer. Everything you raise will help fund research to find more effective and less toxic treatments for childhood cancer.

Don’t have a bike? Don’t worry, the Cycle Hub are offering bike hire for just £10 for anyone taking part in the Children’s Cancer Ride. If you have a bike, but it hasn’t seen the road for a while, bring it along for a FREE bike check before the start of the ride and one of our mechanics will check it over for you.

If you would be interested in bike or helmet hire please email us on and we will issue you with a discount code to use when booking your event day bikes through the Cycle Hub. Please note that it is compulsory to wear a cycle helmet while taking part in this event.


Early Bird Rate Available Now

Download your paper sponsor form today!

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