You will be able to hire a bicycle in Newcastle – we will be able to advise you on this. You do not need a licence or insurance to ride a bicycle in Britain, though students under the age of 16 should have written permission from their parents. The Highway Code also applies to bicycles.


Remember to wear safe visible clothing and even a helmet. You must use lights if you cycle after dark.


Please do not cycle in large groups on the roads; it is very dangerous and obstructive to other traffic.

Last modified: Wednesday, 16 January 2008, 01:18 PM