Great North Bike Ride

The Great North Bike Ride is a sponsored Charity Bike Ride for The Chris Lucas Trust.

The route runs for 60 miles along the North Northumberland coastline, starting at Seahouses and travels to Tynemouth Priory & Castle.

The entry fee covers the cost of running the event and in itself provides no money for the charity. It is therefore essential that riders raise sponsorship so the charity can continue it’s work to make a real difference to the lives of children and young adults suffering from Cancer.

Time: 9.00am

Date: 25th August 2013

Start: Seahouses

Finish: Tynemouth Priory & Castle

Distance: 60 miles

Altitude: 59m at 15km. As this is a coastal route, there are few climbs, the steepest starts at the 8.7km mark and goes from 14m to 59m at the 15km marker.

Age Restrictions: None, although under 16 yrs must ride with an Adult. All cyclists must be familiar with the Highway Code.

Entry Fee: £25.00 and includes a medal & a cycle top.
Entry Fee : £45.00 and includes a medal & a cycle top, plus transport to Seahouses from Tynemouth Priory on the morning of the event.
Entry Fee: £45.00 and includes a medal & a cycle top, plus transport to Seahouses from Tynemouth Priory after the cycle event.

Route: The route covers the idyllic setting of the North Northumberland coastline, a trail that is surrounded by natural northern beauty. There are over 100 marshals on the route, including 6 dedicated cars, 3 vans, 2 St John Ambulances, 3 motorbikes, bike mechanics, Police and Traffic Wardens. For directions, there are over 500 large yellow signs letting you know where to go.

Refreshments: The GNBR are well-known for their generous supply of refreshments en-route. Traditionally, these include water, bananas and energy bars.

Route Map: see below

Charity: The Chris Lucas Trust


Contact: or 0191 263 2884

Event Details

Annual charity bike ride on the North Northumberland coast
Starts: 08/25/2013 09:00AM

Ends: 2013-08-25:00.000
Duration: 05:00

Seahouses, Northumberland
CH49 5LW
United Kingdom

Like many cyclists, I've been riding bikes since I was very young and despite now being less-young, I love it just as much. I've done my time on touring bikes, have cycled throughout the UK, including Lands End to John O' Groats (yes, uphill!) and now have fun on a mountain bike in the hills, do regular charity bike rides and organised bike events on my road bike.