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Bike Belles Picnic Ride from The Life House, Washington

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Washington Mind

The Life House

Sunderland

NE38 7LP

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Join us for a 'pedaling picnic' starting from The Life House, Washington Mind, Grasmere Terrace, Washington NE38 7LP and cycling to the iconic Angel of the North ~ 15 miles round trip.

Make the most of the Summer weather and pack some sandwiches/salad/cake - whatever you like for this special Bike Belles ride! Our marshals will pack the picnic blankets and some refreshments but please bring along your own picnic favourites.

In the (unlikely!) event of poor weather the route will be changed so that the mid-way stop is indoors.

Our FREE Bike Belles rides from Washington Mind are a fantastic way to improve your fitness, prepare for a cycling holiday or just explore the north east with friends old and new!

As always the ride will be fully supported by our friendly, knowledgeable ride leaders who will help you with any mechanical issues and offer lots of useful cycling advice and encouragement along the way. This is an intermediate ride but the pace will be lesuirely and there will be plenty time to chat with other riders.

Join us for this lovely Summer ride!

If you want more detail on the route you can contact 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 access 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 9:00 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.

Ticket sales close at 6pm the evening before a ride, to book on after this please contact us direct.

If you would like to cancel your place or contact us for any other reason please email bike.belles@sustrans.org.uk or call/text 07467 337 944. Please DO NOT email newcastle@sustrans.org.uk.

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?

  • This ride might not be for you if you're a beginner or if you've had a long break from riding and are looking to get back on your bike. We run beginners rides which are more suitable for this kind of rider from The Life House, Washington or The Bike Dock (next to Glass Centre) Sunderland. 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. You should bring some water and, depending on the length of the ride, a snack.

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. Please DO NOT email newcastle@sustrans.org.uk to cancel.

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 start in the carpark at The Life House, Washington.

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The Life House

Sunderland

NE38 7LP

United Kingdom

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