The NEW Tour of Cleveland

Sunday 23rd June 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 

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
  • 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

  1. Dennis Narsutis Sunday 21st August
  2. Chris Kirby Sunday 14th August
    Compared to the last ride (Seaside). This is a really good ride and one I would probably do as a training ride (50 mile round trip from my house). No major climbs, nice and steady pace. Kind of agree with other views in relation to riders snatching at brakes, this did lead to one crash, but its a catch 22 situation I guess. You can't teach common sense. A safe distance is all it needs. Todays leaders did a great job on a good route.
  3. Arthur Thompson Sunday 14th August
    Very good ride ,route good a lot on main roads which some dont like ,but what can you do ?,Steve says the pace was slow i clocked it at time up to 14 mph with the group close up. This is one of the best rides and with a little looking at ie getting off the main roads which can be done it should remain a good strong ride out .
  4. steve white Sunday 14th August
    I enjoyed the ride despite almost all of it being on busy roads.The group was large and the pace was quite slow,which lead to a lot people snatching at brakes when people in front inexplicably slowed down.not much time to interact with other riders or leaders.I prefered the north yorkshire climb despite being a poor climber..

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