Tyneside Cycle Trip, England
We spent most of the day on official cycling trails which in the main follow the banks of the River Tyne.
In course of the tour we witnessed a wide range of sights and interests including:
-Sculling on the river.
– A gentleman with a horse.
– A number of gentlemen fly fishing on the river.
– A defunct coal mine.
– A fascinating 19th C railway bridge.
-George Stephenson’s birthplace.(George Stephenson (9 June 1781 – 12 August 1848) was a British civil engineer and mechanical engineer. Renowned as the "Father of Railways", Stephenson was considered by the Victorians a great example of diligent application and thirst for improvement.)
-Prudhoe Castle (not open to public).
-Centre of Newcastle on Tyne with its many bridges and stunning riverside architecture.
Overall, an area rich in diversity which provided a good experience.