Organised rides in Gateshead in May

Waymarked road and off-road routes in the North East

Evans Cycles is holding a Ride It! Event on the May 17 and 18 in Gateshead. These events allow road and mountain bike riders to ride waymarked routes over a variety of distances.


The rides are suitable for all abilities and are organised to take the hassle out of plotting your own route – you can just get out and pedal.

Saturday is the off-road ride, taking in local bridleways and byways with short (15 miles), medium (25 miles) and long (35 miles) route options.  The off-road route takes in the twisting singletrack at Chopwell Woods, as well as other cycle trails and quiet lanes which provide stunning views of the valleys.

Sunday is the road ride, which leaves the Evans store and heads north via some fantastic  twisting, undulating, quiet lanes nestled in beautiful countryside. Passing some lovely architectural delights such as BelsayCastle and Hadrian’s Wall, the route follows the course of the Roman barrier for a while and then turns north to loop back towards home.

Route options available at this venue are:

  • Fun – 15 miles
  • Short – 30 miles
  • Medium – 60 miles
  • Long – 90 miles

Every ride includes:

  • Pre-marked routes for all abilities
  • Free Memory Map OS map for each rider
  • Free SIS energy food & drink
  • Free kids entry
  • Mechanical service

Adult entry is £10 per rider.  Entries can be purchased on the Evans Cycles website at and are also taken on the day (subject to a £2.50 surcharge)

Pinnacle Demo bikes

The latest bikes from Evans Cycles’ Pinnacle range will be available to ride including their carbon road and full suspension mountain bikes. Visit the Evans Cycles website for details on demo bike availability.

Gore Bike Wear try before you buy service at Ride It!


Gore Bike Wear will be at the event with their try before you buy service – offering riders their choice of hundreds of Windstopper and GoreTex garments to use for the ride. This service is free of charge to all Ride It! riders