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Cycling in Stockton-on-Tees

Stockton-on-Tees is a great place to cycle, and now there are even more opportunities to get out and about on your bike in the area.

To find out more about rides coming up in Stockton, and see the tabs below for other cycling opportunities.

Stockton River Rat Race - Sunday 24th August

Now in it’s 5th year, this wet and wild 10k adventure is shaping up to be bigger and better than ever. We have even got some exciting new additions guaranteed to put a smile on your face!

No experience necessary, just a basic level of fitness and a sense of adventure.

Great savings for teams of 5 and teams of 10. Entry includes tech t-shirt, medal, electronic timing, water safety equipment, water & chocolate at the finish.

For more details and to sign up now, click here.

Hurry, only a few weeks left to enter!

Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council   

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The Hurworth Burn Reservoir Romp

Sunday 31st August 2014 at 10.00am (Stockton-on-Tees) Book Now
Steady If you’re fairly confident on your bike and ready to broaden your cycling horizons, 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.
8+ (children 8-15 with adult)
120 mins

Ropner Park - Swings, Swans and Roundabouts

Sunday 31st August 2014 at 2.00pm (Stockton-on-Tees) Book Now
Easygoing Not cycled for a while and looking for an easy way to get back in the saddle? Fancy a fun way to get your friends or kids riding?  Easygoing rides are great for all abilities and ages, taking place along relaxed, mostly traffic-free routes.
Anyone
30 mins

Route to Roots

Sunday 7th September 2014 at 10.00am (Stockton-on-Tees) Book Now
Challenging You don’t have to be the next Bradley Wiggins, but you’ll need to be fairly fit to take part in Challenging ride. As well as covering a good distance, there may well be a few hills along the way! If you fancy a fresh challenge, these rides are perfect for you.
11+ (children 11-15 with adult)
150 mins

Wynyard Ramble

Sunday 7th September 2014 at 2.00pm (Stockton-on-Tees) Book Now
Easygoing Not cycled for a while and looking for an easy way to get back in the saddle? Fancy a fun way to get your friends or kids riding?  Easygoing rides are great for all abilities and ages, taking place along relaxed, mostly traffic-free routes.
Anyone
60 mins

Stockton and Villages Runout

Sunday 14th September 2014 at 10.00am (Stockton-on-Tees) Book Now
Challenging You don’t have to be the next Bradley Wiggins, but you’ll need to be fairly fit to take part in Challenging ride. As well as covering a good distance, there may well be a few hills along the way! If you fancy a fresh challenge, these rides are perfect for you.
11+ (children 11-15 with adult)
150 mins

White Water to Still Water

Sunday 14th September 2014 at 2.00pm (Stockton-on-Tees) Book Now
Steady If you’re fairly confident on your bike and ready to broaden your cycling horizons, 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.
Anyone
105 mins

Clubs

Cycling clubs

British Cycling can help you to find a club that’s right for you. Use the club finder link to find a club near you. There are some great cycling clubs in Stockton-on-Tees who will be happy for you to come along and ride with them, including:

Stockton Wheelers CC
secretary@stocktonwheelers.org.uk

JUST
Unicycling Club
stocktonuni.juggle@gmail.com

Facilities

Cycling facilities

Stockton Active Travel Hub

The Hub in central Stockton is the first active travel centre in the country, promoting cycling and walking as alternative forms of transport for everyday journeys. The Hub’s free indoor cycle parking facility now has well over 1000 members and continues to grow rapidly.

The Hub is a Sustrans project funded by the big lottery and in partnership with Stockton Borough Council and NHS Stockton on Tees.

Here are some of what The Hub offers:

  • Free secure indoor cycle parking
  • Guidance and information on local and national cycling routes
  • Velotech cycle maintenance courses
  • Free half-day maintenance courses
  • Free road cycle training
  • Bicycle recycling

Find out more about The Hub

Where to ride

Where to cycle

Whatever kind of cycling you enjoy, there are lots of great places to do it in Stockton.

Stockton has a comprehensive network of cycle routes comprised of on-road cycle lanes, traffic-free routes, and suggested quiet streets. You can download maps showing all the cycle routes and suitable crossing facilities.

The Eight Bridges Way is a traffic-free walking and cycling route following the banks of the River Tees between Stockton and Middlesbrough and passing eight of the bridges over this section of the tees including the iconic Infinity Bridge in Stockton and the Transporter Bridge in Middlesbrough. The route passes the Tees Barrage white water course and a number of important nature reserves along the banks of the river. Find out more and download a map of the route.