Don’t make any plans on Sunday, August 27th, 2017 because you are going to Seahouses for a 60-mile long bike ride. You will be going cycling along the beautiful North Numberland coastline to Tynemouth Priory and Castle.
This is an annual event that was first organized in 2000. It started as a charity for a young boy Chris Lucas who died at age 16 of a form of cancer called rhabdomyosarcoma. The money raised from this event goes to medical research about the treatment of this very aggressive cancer type. So, not only that you’ll have a great time enjoying beautiful scenery but you will also make a contribution to a humanitarian cause.
The race lasts for a single day and starts at 8.50 am. This sportive race has a medium difficulty. Up to 2000 cyclists sign up every year for the Great North Bike Ride. If you want to be one of them, you have to pay £35.00. The registration is done online on the official website of the event. All you have to disclose is your full name, a valid email address and the phone numbers of your emergency contacts.
Before signing up there are a few things you should know about the race. The price includes your medal and cycle top but you are welcome to make donations. It is not mandatory to wear a helmet, but it’s highly recommended. There are no age restrictions but participants who are under 16 years of age are required to cycle with an adult.
There will be refreshments and energy foods available on route, so don’t worry about that. If you have problems, there are marshals, vans, motorbikes and bike mechanics on route, as well as an ambulance with first aid staff. If you get a puncture on the way, find the nearest marshal who will call for assistance. Other than that, don’t forget to have fun!