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Bike Belles Challenge Ride from The Life House, Washington

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Washington Mind

The Life House

Sunderland

NE38 7LP

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Looking for an adventure, to improve your cycle strength or prepare for a cycling holiday?

Then this ride is for you!

Our bimonthly FREE Women’s only Bike Belles Challenge rides from Washington Mind are a fantastic way to improve your fitness, prepare for a cycling holiday or simply explore the north east with new friends.

This ride will head up from Washington to Newcastle Quayside, taking in Gateshead and the Keelmans Way, exploring lots of different routes over a variety of terrains (and bridges!) We'll be stopping for a coffee at the lovely Cycle Hub cafe on the quayside.

The ride will be fully supported by our friendly, knowledgeable ride leaders who will help you with any mechanical issues and offer useful cycling advice and encouragement along the way. All of our challenge rides are designed to enable you to build up your strength and fitness therefore the pace will be moderate, however there will still be plenty of time to chat with other riders.


All of our challenge rides are designed to enable you to build up your strength and fitness with routes from 20 miles plus involving different terrains. The pace will be moderate however their will still be plenty time to chat with other riders during these more adventurous rides.

These rides are not for beginner we suggest that you test out a few of our Bike Belles rides either from The Life House or The Bike Dock before joining one of these more challenging rides. Click on the start locations for more information on the Bike Belles rides.

If you want more detail on the route planned on a specific date please do get in touch with us on 07467 337944 or drop us an email to bike.belles@sustrans.org.uk

Bikes and helmets are not available for loan at this time due to issues with acess to the Bike container. We hope to have this resolved in the near future and be able to offer bike and helmet loan from this location.

The ride will be leaving at 09:00 am, and our ride leaders will be available from 8:30 to give your bike a safety check and ensure you are ready for the ride.

The weather can be unpredictable so please make sure you check the weather and dress appropriately, gloves and a waterproof are recommended. In case of hazardous conditions the ride may be cancelled.

FAQs

I don't have my own bike, can I borrow one?

  • No, Bikes and helmets are not available for loan at this time due to issues with acess to the Bike container. We hope to have this resolved in the near future and be able to offer bike and helmet loan from this location.

What if I am not fit enough for the ride?

  • These rides are not for beginner we suggest that you test out a few of our Bike Belles rides either from The Life House or The Bike Dock before joining one of these more challanging rides. Click on the start locations for more information on the Bike Belles rides.

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

  • The Life House, Washington has a large free carpark which will be open on the day of the ride. The Life House is situated on Grasmere Terrace, Washington NE38 7LP. Please check the North East Journey Planner for local bus routes.

What should I bring with me?

  • Before the ride/activity please check the weather and dress appropriately. The weather is changeable so we always recommend a waterproof jacket and gloves. Depending on the length of the ride you may want to bring water and a snack with you. We often stop for refreshments so you might want to bring a bit of money with you if you want to buy something.

What should I wear?

  • Something you can move in comfortably. We recommend leggings or jogging bottoms which are tight at the ankle. Layers are also a good idea and waterproof jacket is often essential.

How much does the event cost?

  • Nothing! This project is supported by the Director of Public Health Sunderland and as such the running costs have been covered.

What if I cannot make it the ride after I have booked onto it?

  • You should be able to cancel your place through Eventbrite – however this can be difficult especially through your mobile. If you cannot make the ride please email bike.belles@sustrans.org.uk or ring 07467 337 944.

What if the ride is cancelled?

  • We will always try and let you know with as much notice as possible. Sometimes this can be first thing in the morning on the day of the ride. We will get in touch via the contact information you booked with, usually your mobile. Please ensure this is correct.

Where does the ride meet?

  • Unless otherwise stated all the rides starts in the carpark at The Life House, Washington.

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