Kit up for the commute
Are you one of the many who’ve been inspired to cycle to and from work?
There has never been a better time to consider cycling as a form of transport, whether that's for your commute, to get to the shops, as a hobby, or as a way to keep fit, and more space across North Tyneside is being dedicated to cycling which will make getting around the borough by bike easier than ever.
Commuting by bike can be built into your daily routine, meaning you spend less time stuck in traffic queues and looking for a parking space - not to mention the ways you can save money.
It’s relatively easy to get started too, all you need is a bike and some clothes you feel comfortable riding in, take a look at the document below for some top tips to help you work out what you need and what can make cycling more enjoyable.
Second-hand bikes and workshops
If you don’t have the budget for a brand new bike there are a number of local and nearby charitable organisations offering sales, repairs and donations, including:
- Key Enterprises on the North Tyne Industrial Estate – call 0191 270 1138 or visit www.key-enterprises.com
- Northumbria Youth Action, Hudson Street, North Shields – call 0191 200 1234 or visit www.northumbriaya.co.uk
- Recyke y’bike, Brinkburn Street, Ouseburn – call 0191 265 4197 or visit www.recyke.bike
- Watbike, Thorneyford Farm, Kirkley – call 01661 825599 or 07918 075 187 or search ‘WATbikecycling’ on Facebook
How to maintain your bike
Check out our YouTube playlist for a series of information and advice videos on how to maintain your bike.
Skate park stunts and tricks
Follow the Phoenix Detached Youth Project on Facebook for some stunts and tricks at the skate park.