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Madison Genesis To Ride Virgin Money Cyclone Weekend

by Henry Peacock

Top UK elite cycling team Madison Genesis has announced its support for the Virgin Money Cyclone weekend (27 to 30 June) with the team's riders taking part in the whole weekend - from racing to beginner rides.

As well as providing tips to riders in the weeks leading up to the event, pro riders from Madison Genesis will join in the Tyne 6 Bridges family and beginner ride (Thursday 27 June) and ride in the 4,000-strong Cyclone Challenge mass participation rides on Saturday 29 June.

Get Out And Ride With Madison Genesis

On Friday 28 June, Madison Genesis riders will be racing in the Leazes Criterium races in Newcastle's Leazes Park. The team's truck will also be there, with riders available for autographs and photos. Former pro rider and Madison Genesis team manager Roger Hammond said: "A big part of the Madison Genesis team is about getting out and inspiring people. The Virgin Money Cyclone weekend is a great chance for our riders to race, but also show their support by offering advice and by riding alongside everyday riders. It's about sharing our passion for riding bikes."

Virgin Money Cyclone organiser Peter Harrison said: "The Virgin Money Cyclone has always offered something for riders of all types - from the pros right through to beginners and families. Being able to ride alongside our cycling heroes will make the 2013 Cyclone a really special weekend." The Virgin Money Cyclone weekend takes place from 27 to 30 June 2013 in and around Newcastle and Northumberland. The weekend opens with the beginner and family-oriented 9.5 and 14.5 mile Tyne 6 Bridges rides along the banks of the River Tyne.

On Friday 28 June, the Leazes Criterium races see racing from youth to elite class in Leazes Park, close to Newcastle city centre. On Saturday 29 June, up to 4,000 riders will take on the Virgin Money Cyclone Challenge rides- one of the UK's biggest mass participation cycling events. For 2013, the Virgin Money Cyclone Challenge rides continue the popular format seen in previous years, with riders choosing from 33, 63 and challenging 104 mile route options.

On Sunday 30 June it is the turn of the professionals again, with the Curlew Cup women's race in the morning and Beaumont Trophy men's race in the afternoon. Once again the Beaumont Trophy is part of British Cycling's prestigious Premier Calendar series.

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