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Newcastle upon Tyne (often shortened to Newcastle) is a city and metropolitan borough of Tyne and Wear, North East England, situated on the north bank of the River Tyne.

The city is the twentieth most populous in England; the larger Tyneside conurbation, of which Newcastle forms part, is the sixth most populous conurbation in the United Kingdom. Newcastle is a member of the English Core Cities Group and (with Gateshead) the Eurocities network of European cities.


See separate article News Newcastle

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Cycling UK

Newcastle city centre is a relatively cycle-unfriendly one, providing no bicycle-only lanes, although cyclists can use the city's no car lanes. However the C2C cycle route runs along the north bank of the River Tyne enabling cyclists to travel off-road to North Shields and Tynemouth in the east and westwards towards Hexham. Furthermore, in the suburbs there are extensive cycle routes utilising the converted trackbeds of former industrial wagonways and industrial railways.

There are also on-road cycle lanes on main roads leading from the centre to the suburbs of Gosforth, Heaton and Wallsend. The tourist information centre in the city centre provides a free cycle map of Tyne and Wear.


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