• Fri. May 24th, 2024

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Top 10 summer family bike rides in the North East

Bike rides on traffic-free paths or quiet roads are a great way to get outdoors with your children, visit new places and enjoy a guilt-free coffee and cake.

The walking and cycling charity Sustrans is 40 years old this year and created the National Cycle Network, which provides thousands of miles of cycle routes on old railway lines, canal towpaths and quieter or segregated roads.

Just before the school summer holidays start the Sustrans’ team in the North has selected their Top 10 favourite bike rides in the North East for leisurely family bike rides. You don’t need to be sporty, just put on some casual clothes, take a waterproof, and pack a picnic in your bike basket.

Top 10 routes in the North East

Consett to Sunderland

Derwent Walk (part of Three Rivers)

Hadrian’s Cycleway

Coasts and Castles Route 1 (Tynemouth to Whitley Bay or St Mary’s Lighthouse)

Redcar to Saltburn by sea

Millennium Bridge to Blue Reef Aquarium, Tynemouth (route 72)

Durham to Consett

Tees Barrage Ride

Durham to South Shields

Hartlepool to Durham


For more information on cycling throughout Britain, as well as campaigns, reports and Sustrans work in schools, workplaces and communities look up www.sustrans.org.uk


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By Emily