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Virgin Money Cyclone Entries Open November 1st

by Henry Peacock

Entries for one of the country's biggest mass cycle rides, the 2013 Virgin Money Cyclone Challenge, are set to open on 1st November.

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Scenic, Tough Courses on Offer

The event, which will take place on Saturday 29 June 2013, attracts up to 4,000 cyclists every year from beginners and families to professional riders. Taking place on the scenic roads around Newcastle and Northumberland it is part of the Virgin Money Cyclone cycling festival, which will be sponsored by Virgin Money for the second year running.

Full details of the 2013 Virgin Money Cyclone weekend will be released later in October, with the festival set to include the Tyne 6 Bridges Leisure Rides on the Thursday (27 June) for the first time. In 2012, these new 9.5 and 14.5 rides designed for families and beginners had to be cancelled because of heavy rain and thunderstorms.

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Virgin Moeny Are Again The Headline Sponsor

Event organiser Peter Harrison said: "The success of British cyclists like Bradley Wiggins this summer is encouraging people to get out on their bikes. Already we have had lots of people asking about the 2013 Virgin Money Cyclone Challenge rides, so it's great to be able to tell them they can sign up now."

For 2013, the format of the Virgin Money Cyclone Challenge rides continue to follow the popular format from previous years, with riders choosing from 33, 63 and challenging 104 mile route options.

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