The NEW Tour of Cleveland

Sunday 23rd June 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
Middlesbrough Cycle Circuit Marton Road TS4 3SA
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.
3 hours 55 mins  (2 hours 55 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), Hybrid (road tyres), Road 
Suitable for Child Trailers
Sky Ride Local
Guided Rides Great routes and support from trained leaders


What other riders think of this route

Sky Ride Local in Middlesbrough

You don't have to be the next Bradley Wiggins, but you'll need to know your way around a bike and be fairly fit to take part in our Challenging rides. If you're comfortable riding with other people and fancy a fresh challenge, these rides are perfect for you. They start at around twenty miles long, and are paced at between 11 and 12 miles an hour.

This rolling 31 mile route leaves Middlesbrough via Brass Castle Lane, heading into the countryside on virtually traffic free roads towards Newby, Seamer and Hutton Rudby. The ride then heads East towards Faceby and skirts the edge of the North Yorkshire Moors National Park winding its way towards Ingleby Greenhow and Battersby in the imposing but picturesque shadow of the Cleveland Hills. After Battersby we turn back towards home through Great Ayton and Nunthorpe Village before arriving back at Middlesbrough Cycle Circuit.

Additional Information

Helmets must be worn by all under 18's regardless of ride level.
Please make sure your bike is in good working order and 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 Middlesbrough Cycle Circuit
Nearest Train Station
Middlesbrough Railway Station approximately 3 miles away. 
Changing Facilities Available?
Yes, at Middlesbrough Cycle Circuit Club House  
Toilet Facilities Available?
Yes, at Middlesbrough Cycle Circuit Club House  

Meet the Ride Leaders

  • Paul Steele
    Paul Steele Into my forth year now as a ride leader. It was Skyride that got me back into cycling when it first came to Middlesbrough. I started by attending a local ride every Sunday and quickly got hooked. It has changed my life as I rarely go a day without going out on my bike whether it's commuting to and from work or for longer rides on a weekend for pleasure. I became a ride leader to encourage new riders to get into cycling like Skyride helped me. I hope to see you on a ride soon!
  • Douglas Howes
    Douglas Howes Hi All, My cycling background is varied, I am a member of Stockton Wheelers Cycling Club,I race time trials, and currently hold 4 cycling records within the club since 1996, When I was also Teesside Champion in the B.A.R. competition. I enjoy mountain biking, and divide my cycling between that and my road bike. I am a retired Police Officer, and now works full time as a Cyctech 1 and 2 trained cycle Mechanic for Middlesbrough Cycle Centre. I really enjoy my cycling and introducing new people into this wonderful Sport/hobby. I plan to race Time Trials again, this year, but will always have time for these Sky rides, which are wonderful at promoting cycling to all abilities.
  • Alexander Smith
    Alexander Smith I've been cycling for the last three years and have to say have taken to it with a passion. This is my second year as a Ride Leader. I fully enjoyed last year and hope to bring my passion of cycling all those on rides and also help them have a enjoyable time on the rides

Rider Comments on the Route

  • Helen Smith Thursday 25th June
  • Karen Smith Monday 11th May
  • Geoff Moore Sunday 5th April The route is very good but is let down by the rest stop being after 25 miles which is only 7 miles left to the finish. This should be either full distance with short rest stops or find somewhere about half way for the rest stop.
  • Mangesh G Sunday 27th July It was a challenging but very enjoyable ride. This was my first 20+ mile ride but Special thanks to Nick for all his tips. I also thank other ride leaders for all their patience and assistance. The tour couldn't have been enjoyable without the lovely participants who made me feel as part of the team. I enjoyed every moment of it.

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