Useful links to charities, trusts and organisations

Bike recycling schemes

Key Enterprises

Key Enterprises are a charity providing support training and development opportunities for people with mental health problems. One side of their many activities is recycling unclaimed stolen bikes donated from the Police to pass on to community groups and individuals in the borough. Prices start from just £15. Stock is often plentiful but varies from day to day, so a visit is always recommended.

Key Enterprises
Unit 36,
Bellingham Drive
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE12 9SZ
Telephone: (0191) 270 1138

Northumbria Youth Action (NYA)

Northumbria Youth Action (NYA) delivers training programmes to young people from the age of 14 upwards. It sets out to develop the attitudes, skills and capabilities they will need to continue into further education, training or working life. NYA offers a course in restoring old bicycles making them fit for the street. In the process of doing this, students learn a great deal about how they work and how they can be maintained and repaired. The bikes they produce are available to the public at great prices.

Northumbria Youth Action (NYA)
Youth Village, Hudson Street
North Shields
NE30 1DL
Telephone: (0191) 200 1234
Open: Mon-Fri 10-3, Sat 8-12

Local cycling clubs

A selection of local groups who arrange rides for various abilities and interests.

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Organised rides


Group rides Description
Sustrans Sustrans organise a range of regular group rides including ones for the elderly, whole family, or absolute beginner.
Watbike A wonderful weekly calendar of rides for both novices and enthusiasts.
Mass-participation rides Description
Chris Lucas Trust The trust organise two annual rides in North Tyneside.
Cyclone Challenge An annual event offering a choice of 33, 63 or 104 mile routes towards the Cheviots from Kingston Park.
Northern Angel Sportive Offers three distance routes between Newcastle and the Cheviots.
Etape Pennines Considered to be one of the hardest challenge rides in the UK.
Long-distance cycle routes Description
Coast to Coast The legendary coast to coast that ends in Tynemouth.
Coast and Castles The beautiful north-east coast routes from Tynemouth to Edinburgh.
Hadrian Guide An alternative coast to coast from North Tyneside to Cumbria along the wall.
Reivers Route An alternative coast to coast from North Tyneside to Cumbria via Kielder.