Entries are now coming in steadily for the very first UCI event ever to be held in the NE. The Cyclone Challenge was awarded UCI status on the 11th january 08. As of today 500 entries have been recieved via the online entry facility for the three challenge rides. This year a number of charities have been nominated and are listed on the website.www.northernrockcyclone.co.uk and as last year prizes will be awarded for those who raise the most amount for the charity of their choice. Last year 6 people won £720 worth of prizes courtesy of Shimano/Ultimate Pursuits.
The Cyclone Challenge rides are sandwiched between two of possibly the richest races for Elite riders in 2008. The criteriums provide a spectacular night of racing in Leazes Park and the Beaumont Trophy Premier calendar RR on the sunday will once again be a spectacular day of racing.
Riders who are eligble to ride can also enter the races online as well as those taking part in the Challenge rides