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The Bike Park

The Bike

What is the Go Smarter Bike Park?

The Go Smarter Bike Park is one of five centres across Tyne and Wear, delivered by Sustrans, aimed at helping you to choose active, greener and healthier ways of travelling.

We're based in Temple Park, South Shields, NE34 8QN, where we'll be running many activities including:

  • led bike rides and walks
  • bike maintenance sessions
  • cycle skills training (including stabiliser - free)
  • cycle hire
  • bike buddies

If you're interested in walking or cycling, or if you want to come along and see what's going on, then we'd love to see you.

Project volunteers

We're also looking for people to help support the project and for volunteers to pass on their skills to other members of the community.

To get involved, or to find out more, email 

Summer programme

Dr Bike

Does your bike need some TLC?  Then why not bring it along to our FREE Dr Bike session at the Bike Park.  We'll check your bike, make simple repairs and let you know if anything further is needed.

No need to book, just turn up!

Session dates and times
Every Saturday10.30am - 12.30pm

Learn to ride

Learn to ride without stabilisers with Sustrans!  This session is designed to help children learn how to ride on two wheels. 

Please bring a helmet and a bike that is small enough for your child's feet to be flat on the ground (that is the heel and toes can touch the ground - not just the toes) and a snack and a drink for your child. 

Children must be accompanied by an adult at this session.

Please note booking is essential.  To book visit Sustrans 

Session dates and times
Wednesday 12 & 26 August 201510.30am - 11.15am and 11.45am - 12.30pm