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Summer of Cycling well underway!

North Tyneside’s Summer of Cycling is well underway.

North Tyneside Council is encouraging everyone, no matter their age or ability, to explore the borough by bike this summer.

Families braved the elements at a cold and wet launch event at Richardson Dees Park on Tuesday (28 May) before youngsters enjoyed performing impressive tricks and stunts during a skating and BMX session held the following day, in better weather, at the Phoenix Bowl at The Parks Sports Centre in North Shields.

Cllr Sarah Day, North Tyneside Council’s Cycling Champion, said: “Our Summer of Cycling is well and truly underway!

“Although the launch event itself was sadly a bit of a wash out and we had to cancel some of the exciting activities we had planned, it was fantastic to see so many young people, including those from the Phoenix Detached Youth Project, enjoy the skating and BMX session.

“There is loads more to come all summer long so check out the website and keep up-to-date on social media and get involved – and fingers crossed for better weather to come!”

The Summer of Cycling features various activities and events including family fun days, BMX days, learn to ride sessions for pre-school children, Bikeability safety training, guided rides, adapted bike sessions for people with a disability and bike MOTs.

For a full programme of events here and follow #SummerofCycling on Twitter.