Weekend cycle rides could cause some disruption

Cycle races cause road closures Photo: PA/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Cycle rides are taking place this weekend which may lead to some disruption for other road users.

On Saturday, June 21 3,000 cyclists are expected to take part in the Virgin Money Cyclone Challenge.

The riders will leave the Newcastle Falcons Ground at Kingston Park Stadium between 7.45am and 10.30am.

The route will take tham into Brunton Road and Ponteland Road (B6918), following the B6918 and A696 through Woolsington and Ponteland and onto Whalton before breaking off onto one of three routes around Northumberland.

Some initial delays are expected during the morning on Brunton Road and Ponteland Road before the cyclists disperse onto different routes.

The cyclists will return between noon and 6pm back towards Kingston Park Stadium via Matfen, Stamfordham, Black Callerton and Woolsington.The Curlew Cup takes place on Sunday, June 22.

There will be temporary rolling road closures between 9am and 11.45am around Stamfordham, Black Heddon, Wallridge, and Matfen. Most will only last up to 15 minutes.

In the afternoon for the Beaumont Trophy there will be some delays mostly up to 15 minutes around Stamfordham, Black Heddon, Wallridge, Matfen, Little Bavington & Ryal between 1.15pm – 5.45pm.

All roads should be open after 6pm.