Kidical Mass.


Kidical Mass is a worldwide movement of safe, social, family-friendly rides, which emerged in Oregon in the USA in around 2008, born out of the wider Critical Mass movement. Like Critical Mass, these aren’t just social rides. They are rides with a message, focused on encouraging and enabling people of all ages and abilities to take to the streets to cycle, wheel and scoot.

The idea is to inspire children and their families to ride more and have fun, but also to raise awareness of how tricky it sometimes can be for families to cycle for everyday journeys, to school, to friends, to the shops etc., and to make the case for child-friendly cycling.

Kidical Mass North Tyneside in Whitley Bay

Kidical Mass has the vision that all children and young people should be able to move around safely and independently by bike. 

Kinder auf Rads.

Get involved in North Tyneside

Street Life organises Kidical Mass rides in the borough to highlight the importance of safer streets and infrastructure to enable children and families to cycle for fun and utility journeys. Our rides are usually twice a year, in May and September.

Stay up to date

Sign up to our mailing list and follow our social media channels to keep up to date with future ride dates and routes.

The next Kidical Mass event

Our next ride will be on Saturday 20th April from 2pm, with starting points in Whitley Bay and North Shields. For more information, visit our event-specific post.

Join us for a short family-friendly cycle ride to Tynemouth, and help spread the message that kids need #SafeStreetsNow. 

Meet at 2pm on Saturday 20th April, with starting points at Marden Quarry in Whitley Bay and Northumberland Park in North Shields.  Both rides will meet at Beaconsfield Car Park before riding together on the newly completed seafront cycleway to finish in front of the Priory in Tynemouth.

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