Newcastle to Edinburgh 2024

Transaid has launched its next UK cycle challenge, and we are calling on keen riders to join us on 19th – 22nd September 2024 for an adventure from Newcastle to the grounds of Edinburgh Castle.

The ride will include 159 miles of cycling across two days. Places will go quickly as our cycling events are popular, and registrations are now well underway.


DATES: 19 – 22 September 2024


REGISTRATION FEE: £139 (non-refundable)

MINIMUM FUNDRAISING PLEDGE: £1,400 (excluding gift aid and registration fee)

This challenge will involve two days in the saddle. The first day’s ride will see cyclists set off in the early hours from the Tyne Estuary and pedal 89 miles along mostly coastal paths and quiet road, taking in Whitely Bay, Blythe, Northumbria National Park and the Northumbria Coastal Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The day will wrap up in the town of Berwick upon Tweed, just a stone’s throw from the Scottish border.

Day two adds a further 70 miles of riding on mostly country lanes and coastal roads, entering the Tweed valley, climbing Priestlaw Hill and crossing over to Midlothian, before the triumphant arrival at Edinburgh Castle.

The package includes accomondation with meals, vehicle and ride support, luggage transfer, route guidance and a return transfer to Tynemouth, which has been kindly sponsored by Stanley Travel.

Entries are encouraged from individuals and teams alike.

Take a look at the full exciting itinerary and more details in our Information Pack.




Places will go quickly, so don’t delay in grabbing your spot on this incredible challenge by completing the registration form below!

If you’d like to talk about the challenge in detail before registering or have questions, please contact Anna Giavedoni, Events Officer, on +44 207 387 8136/+44 731 090 9580 or email