Pinchinthorpe Plodder

Saturday 2nd February 2013 at 10.00am This is what time the ride will set off. It’s best to get to the starting point at least 15 minutes beforehand to avoid missing the start.

Starting Point & Postcode
Cafe at Guisborough Forest Visitors Centre Pinchinthorpe TS14 8HD
Overall Duration On a long ride, it’s sometimes good to have a little break in the middle, or maybe a catch up at the beginning or end to keep it sociable. This means that the overall ride duration may be longer than the actual cycling time.
2 hours 5 mins  (1 hours 25 mins cycling)
Bike Type You probably don’t want to drag your road bike across bumpy trails. Maybe you want to make the most of the suspension on your mountain bike. This helps you match your ride to your bike.
Mountain Bike, Hybrid (off road tyres) 
Suitable for Child Trailers
Sky Ride Local
Guided Rides Great routes and support from trained leaders


Sky Ride Local in Middlesbrough

If you're fairly confident on your bike on dirt and gravel surfaces and ready to broaden your cycling horizons, our Off-Road Steady rides are ideal. At a comfortable pace, and possibly with some modest hills along the way, there is barely a metre of tarmac in sight on these rides so come and enjoy the scrunch of gravel and the squelch of mud under your tyres with us! Rides are between 6 and 15 miles long, at a moderate pace of between 7 and 10 miles an hour.

Come join us on this scenic ride through Guisborough Forest. This circular route takes in all the sights, sounds and smells of Guisborough Forest while riding on the fire roads throughout. At just over 8 miles this is the perfect way to stretch your legs and explore the forest with your family, friends and mother nature!

Additional Information

Helmets must be worn by all under 18's regardless of ride level.
The minimum age for these rides is 8, there must be no child trailers or child seats, children must be capable of riding within the demands of the off-road specification.
Please bring equipment with you to repair punctures, Ride Leaders are there to help but are not responsible for your bike.
All rides leave at the time stated you must arrive early Ride Leaders will not wait.

Car Parking
Yes, at the Visitors Centre, charges may apply
Nearest Train Station
Nunthorpe Station, 4 miles 
Changing Facilities Available?
Yes, at Yes at the Visitors centre  
Toilet Facilities Available?
Yes, at Yes at the Visitors centre  

Meet the Ride Leaders

  • Chris Orr
    Chris Orr Hello, In to my 3rd season as a SkyRide leader now, and looking forward to another summer of cycling. I have been interested in cycling all my life, mainly in the Mountain Bike arena. I work as Cycling Officer for Middlesbrough Council, so my love of bikes has spilled over into my day job. Commuting by bike to work allows me to ride nearly every day in some way or shape, and I love the freedom from the car that it brings. I've completed the C2C (Coast to Coast) twice, and this year I'm attempting the London to Paris route, where I'm hoping my ride leader skills will work on the other side of the road... Hope to see you all on a ride at some time, Cheers Chris
  • Christine Lewis
    Christine Lewis I'm a woman in my forties with a love of cycling both on and off road. I have got such a lot out of cycling that I wanted to encourage others to do the same and have been a Sky Ride Leader since 2011. Whatever your level there is a ride for you so hope to see you soon.

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