The Challenging Tour of Cleveland - Strong Plus

Sunday 11th November 2012 at 9.00am 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.
2 hours 50 mins  (2 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.
Suitable for Child Trailers
Sky Ride Local
Guided Rides Great routes and support from trained leaders


Sky Ride Local in Middlesbrough

Challenging ride on the road for adults only If you've been riding a road bike for a while, and perhaps been thinking about joining a cycling club, these rides – brand new for 2012 – are for you. The prospect of a speedy pace over twenty to fifty miles, and the strong likelihood of some hills thrown in along the way, means our Ride Strong Plus rides are not for the faint-hearted.

This rolling 27 mile out and back route starts at the Middlesbrough Cycle Circuit in east Middlesbrough, taking in the small towns and villages of Cleveland enroute to Guisborough on the edge of the Cleveland Hills. There's historical interest along the way - you'll pass through Great Ayton, birthplace of adventurer Captain Cook before skirting the market town of Guisborough on your way to the undoubted highlight of the ride – a hilly loop that flirts with the edge of the imposing Cleveland Hills. With views dominated by the spectacular and distinctive Roseberry Topping Hill and the rugged beauty of Eston Moors this really is a fabulous ride but not one for the faint hearted!

If you've already tried one of our Ride Strong Plus rides and you're ready for the next challenge, why not try a British Cycling Sportive?

Additional Information

As these are adult only rides, designed for cyclists progressing from the standard Ride Strong level, the pace of the ride could increase to 15mph at the discretion of the Ride Leader.

Helmets must be worn by all under 18's regardless of ride level.
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 Middlesbrough Cycle Circuit
Nearest Train Station
Changing Facilities Available?
Yes, at Middlesbrough Cycle Circuit Club House, if stafff in attendance  
Toilet Facilities Available?
Yes, at Middlesbrough Cycle Circuit Club House, if stafff in attendance  

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!
  • 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.

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