Kidical Mass – Saturday 20th April – #SafeStreetsNow

Important Update

**** Back to Plan A for North Tyneside #KidicalMass ****

****Back to Plan A!****

With huge thanks to various North Tyneside Council staff at all levels, we are now able to take our #kidicalmass ride along our fabulous seafront, using a combination of the brand new cycleway and safe on-road sections.

Very exciting!

Start points remain the same (Northumberland Park and Marden Quarry) at 2pm.

End point is now, once again, by Tynemouth Priory.

Each route is about 2 miles, at a slow pace for small legs.

The forecast for tomorrow looks good – dry, sunny-ish and the wind will have dropped – but wrap up warm! Bring snacks and anything else that will help you and your little ones on the ride.

We very much look forward to seeing lots of you on bikes, trikes, scooters, skateboards and even feet, celebrating the seafront route and demanding more and more safe infrastructure for walking and cycling.

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Our next North Tyneside #KidicalMass ride will take place at 2pm on Saturday 20th April.

On this day, we will be joining with campaigners nationwide, both individuals and organisations, to call for Safe Streets Now, coming together with a vision to minimise road danger through improved driver and vehicle regulation and people-centred design of our public spaces. For more on this campaign, see our post on Kidical Mass and #SafeStreetsNow.

For this ride, we will have two starting points, one at Marden Quarry ( and one in Northumberland Park ( which will meet by the seafront to cycle together along the new seafront cycleway to Tynemouth, as a celebration of this new route and to demonstrate just how valuable safe infrastructure is, especially for children and their families. 

We’ll finish at the Clock Tower by the Priory in Tynemouth just before 3 – do invite your non-cycling friends and family to join us there to strengthen our call for #SafeStreetsNow.

The routes are 2-3 miles long and combine quiet roads, cycle paths, and short sections on busier roads. We will be riding at a slow pace. Qualified marshals and experienced adult riders will be helping to keep the rides safe.

If you’re looking to find safe routes to the starting points, Go Smarter’s map of North Tyneside might help you plan.

We’ll be updating this page with more details closer to the time, for now make sure you have the date in your diary!

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