The Hurworth Burn Reservoir Romp

Saturday 13th October 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
Wynyard Woodland Park (Formerly Castle Eden Walkway) Station House TS21 3JG
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 30 mins  (1 hours 50 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
No 
Sky Ride Local
Guided Rides Great routes and support from trained leaders

Middlesbrough

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What other riders think of this route

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 lovely 13 mile off-road ride along the old railway lines that once transported freight from Sunderland to Ports along the River Tees. Once we arrive at our picturesque midway point at Hurworth Burn Reservoir we will stop for a break and the chance to take in the amazing scenery. From here we head back to Wynyard Park via a nice forest track within Brierley Woods. If getting out and stretching your legs with family and friends sounds good to you then this ride is not to be missed!

Additional Information

Helmets must be worn by all under 18's regardless of ride level.
The minimum age for these rides is 11, there must be no child trailers or child seats, the child 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 Main Entrance to Park
Nearest Train Station
Stockton Station, 4 miles 
Toilet Facilities Available?
Yes, at Behind Cafe and opposite Train  

Meet the Ride Leaders

  • Chris Kirby
    Chris Kirby Hello All,
    Few of you Sky Riders already know me and... well that's enough about me as Sky Rides are about you.
    If your looking to meet new friends, gain confidence, learn new routes, get the kids out for some exercise and enjoyment or to simply ride a bike then tune in, sign up and ride with the Sky Ride Leaders.
    Hopefully see you on a ride very soon and check out Sky Ride Stockton on Facebook for what we get up to.
  • 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
  • Philip Robertson
    Philip Robertson

Rider Comments on the Route

  • Barbara Petrie Wednesday 22nd October
  • Tim Shotton Monday 20th October
  • Janette Dunn Saturday 18th October
  • Janette Dunn Saturday 18th October

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