Winter’s here – Gritting the roads

It looks like we’re finally getting this winter’s freezing temperatures and icy roads.  So if you’re out cycling or walking about, please take care.  Some of the paths will be icy especially early on a morning, if you’re getting about by bike, it’s a good idea to alter your route to use more popular main roads.  That way there’ll be more chance of grippy tarmac underneath your wheels rather than ice.

You can find an abundance of information on the Stockton Council website about the maintenance of the roads during icy conditions.  You can find out when the Gritters are out through following their social media pages:



You can download a map of the routes gritted here and if you really want, see a live feed of where the trucks are here.  More info regarding the service here.

And for some general advice on winter cycling view our post from last year here