Transaid Calls on Transport & Logistics Sector to Join Newcastle to Edinburgh Cycle Challenge

Transaid, a renowned charity in the transport and logistics sphere, has announced its latest initiative, urging professionals within the industry to participate in a thrilling cycling event set to unfold between 19 – 22 September 2024. The challenge encompasses a 159-mile ride over two days, commencing in Newcastle and culminating within the historic grounds of Edinburgh Castle.

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Published on
January 9, 2024

The Scenic Journey

The inaugural day of this cycling odyssey will witness enthusiasts embarking on an 89-mile expedition, commencing at the Tyne Estuary. Cyclists will traverse scenic coastal paths and tranquil roads, immersing themselves in the breathtaking locales of Whitley Bay, Blyth, Northumberland National Park, and the Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The day will conclude in Berwick-upon-Tweed, a mere stone’s throw from the Scottish border.

Day two presents an additional 70 miles of riding along serene country lanes and coastal routes. This leg encompasses traversing the Tweed valley, ascending Priestlaw Hill, and navigating to Midlothian before the triumphant arrival at Edinburgh Castle.

Caroline Barber's Perspective

Caroline Barber, Chief Executive of Transaid, expressed enthusiasm about the event, stating, “Our UK-based cycle challenges have garnered immense popularity in recent years. We aimed to explore uncharted territories within our country for this challenge. Our shorter, two-day rides provide an excellent fitness goal for individuals while fostering camaraderie among riders and generating crucial funds for our road safety and health access projects.”

Fundraising Success and Call for Participation

In its previous iteration, the challenge from London to Paris saw 40 riders raising over £65,000. This year, Transaid has also organized the Cycle Kenya challenge, spanning six days and 295 miles in October.

The organisation invites entries from both teams and individuals for the Newcastle to Edinburgh challenge. The registration fee stands at £139 per person, with participants encouraged to secure a minimum sponsorship of £1,400. The fee encompasses accommodation with meals, vehicle and ride support, luggage transfer, route guidance, and a return transfer to Tynemouth, generously sponsored by Stanley Travel.

To participate or gather further details, interested parties can contact Anna Giavedoni, Transaid's Events Officer, via or +44 (0)7310 909580.

More information about the event and ways to support Transaid can be found at

Transaid continues to spearhead impactful initiatives, leveraging the enthusiasm and support from the transport and logistics community to further its philanthropic objectives in the realm of road safety and health accessibility.

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