The latest in the Evans Cycles series of Ride It! events comes to Gateshead on May 17 and 18.

There are three options for the Saturday off-road rides of between 15 and 35 miles, and the choice of four distances for the Sunday road rides ranging from 15 to 90 miles. Taking in the quiet country lanes to the north of Gateshead, riders will pass Belsay Castle and follow the course of Hadrians Wall before looping back to the Metro Centre via some spectacular scenery.

Fully marked routes, mechanical service, Memory Map and SiS food and drink are all included in the entry fee, which is £12.50 on the day or £10 in advance. Kids ride for free. Event HQ is the Evans store at the Metro Centre in Gateshead and registration starts from 8:00am with starting anytime between 8:30am and 10:30am.

For full details, go to www.evanscycles.com/rideit


Gateshead May 17th & 18th Evans Cycles Gateshead, NE11 9YS

Albury, Surrey Hills May 31st & June 1st Albury Cricket Club, GU5 9DB

Milton Keynes June 7th & 8th The Pavilion, Bow Brickhill, MK17 9JB

Dorking, Surrey Hills June 28th & 29th The Priory School, Dorking, RH4 3DG

Thirsk, North York Moors July 12th & 13th Sutton Bank Visitor Centre, Thirsk, YO7 2EH

Stokenchurch, Chilterns July 26th & 27th Stokenchurch Primary School, HP14 3RN

Hayfield Manchester August 9th & 10th Venue TBC

Oxted, North Downs August 30th & 31st Hazelwood School, Oxted, RH8 0QU

North London September 13th & 14th Chancellor’s School, Hatfield, AL9 7BN

Bristol September 20th & 21st Venue TBC

Nottingham October 4th & 5th Oaklands Centre, Warsop, NG20 0JE

West London October 18th & 19th Venue TBC


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