Cycle paths and lanes throughout the area.


  1. Overview
  2. Plan a journey
  3. South Tyneside cycling (and walking) maps
  4. National Cycle Network routes
  5. Dr Bike sessions
  6. Simonside Outdoor Adventure cycling sessions
  7. Report damage to cycle paths or parking
  8. Healthier Metro Neighbourhoods Scheme
  9. Request new cycle paths or parking
  10. Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan


South Tyneside is an excellent place to explore on bicycle.

We have dedicated cycle paths and lanes throughout the area, including along the coast. 

Plan a journey

To plan a cycling route in the North East, use the Go Smarter journey planner

The journey planner calculates the best route for cycling, as well as walking, public transport or car. 

South Tyneside Cycle (and walking) Maps

The South Tyneside cycling (and walking) maps cover the whole of South Tyneside.

The maps also show where there is dedicated cycle parking.

Download a PDF version of the maps:

Hard copies are in stock and can be ordered by emailing

National Cycle Network routes

National Cycle Network routes in South Tyneside include: 

For a full map of National Cycle Network routes, visit Sustrans: National Cycle Network map.

Dr Bike sessions

We host regular drop-in events where you can check the safety of your bike.

Dr Bike sessions

Simonside Outdoor Adventure cycling sessions

Simonside Outdoor Adventure are hosting a series of cycle rides throughout 2023 and 2024. 

For more information on dates and how to book, see Simonside Outdoor Adventure cycling sessions

Report damage to cycle paths or parking

To report damage to cycle paths or cycle parking facilities in South Tyneside, email

Include as much detail as possible in your email.

Healthier Metro Neighbourhoods Scheme

A series of improvements are taking place to encourage walking and cycling near to some of the area's metro stations.

Healthier Metro Neighbourhoods (walking and cycling improvement scheme)

Request new cycle paths or parking

To request a new cycle lane, path or cycle parking facilities, email

We will assess all reasonable requests, and may include requests in plans for future development. 

Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan

Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan 2021-2036