Tour De Freshers ride

Wednesday 11th September 2013 at 12.00pm 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 College Middlehaven TS2 1AD
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.
1 hours 50 mins  (1 hours 10 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

If you're fairly confident on your bike and ready to broaden your cycling horizons, our Steady rides are ideal. At a comfortable pace, and possibly with some modest hills along the way, rides take place on mainly quiet roads with plenty of sights along the way. Rides are between 6 and 20 miles long, at a moderate pace of between 7 and 10 miles an hour.

This ride starts from Middlesbrough College and then passes the Transporter Bridge and Dinosaur park before following the cycle path alongside the River Tees, to the Barrage. On the way you'll pass under Newport Bridge one of only two Vertical lift bridges in Europe. This lovely ride along the river uses local cycle paths and so is a completely traffic free route.

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. 

Children under the age of 5 do not need to register and must be in a BSI approved child seat, trailer or tag-a-long.

Car Parking
Yes, at streets in the areas surrounding Middlesbrough College.
Nearest Train Station
Middlesbrough Railway Station approximately 400 metres away. 
Toilet Facilities Available?
Yes, at Railway Station approximately 400 metres away  

Meet the Ride Leaders

  • Vicky Crowe
    Vicky Crowe There is nothing better than being on a bike in the fresh air. Freedom, fun, a sociable ride or a blast on my own. Being out on the bike is like a dose of feel good therapy :) I have met so many new friends through cycling - and explored so many new 'unkown' areas via Breeze and SkyRide. Its a wonderful feeling knowing that I can encourage others to do the same.
  • 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
  • John Seed
    John Seed Hi riders, i am a fun outgoing person and find i get along with everybody. I am very passionate about biking and mountain biking too. I love spending time with my dog tye who often sits with me when servicing my bike. I am an approachable person as i work in the public sector with excellent communication skills. I am a doting father of 2. I dont drink or smoke and live a very healthy lifestyle.

Rider Comments on the Route

  • Dave Martin Wednesday 30th July
  • keith duncan Monday 21st July
  • Allyson Teasdale Sunday 20th July Nice route along the river and nice to see horses and seals along the way

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