Falcons staff to take on Cyclone challenge this June

Wednesday 26 April 2017 Written by: Adam

Staff from Newcastle Rugby Ltd will be challenging themselves on the country lanes on Northumberland on June 17th as a team of 70 take on the challenge of the Cyclone Festival of Cycling.

Aiming to raise funds for the Newcastle Rugby Foundation the team will include director of rugby Dean Richards, with the fundraising going to assist the charity in the continued running of over 25 community programmes across five pillars of activity.

Supporters can help the team’s fundraising efforts by donating here or by joining them out on the course, by signing up at www.cyclonecycling.com

Running for the eleventh time in 2017, The Cyclone Challenge rides are a “must-do” ride for cyclists of all abilities and ages. Starting from Kingston Park Stadium, routes of 34, 64, 90 or 106 miles are available to provide a challenge to riders of all abilities.

Created to encourage people to get out on their bikes, get fitter and enjoy the Northumbrian countryside, since its inception in 2007, participant numbers have quadrupled and over £2M has been raised for various charities.

The Cyclone festival is also estimated by Northumbria Tourism to generate over £1.5M pa for the local economy and is one of the biggest events of its type.

Courtesy of Cyclone Festival of Cycling, get a flavour of the challenge facing the Newcastle Rugby team and that is open to all **[here.][1]**

[1]: https://vimeo.com/191951837