Why not get the family out and about on Sunday 19th June? Join us for a hop-on/hop-off bike ride that will be touring the cycle paths of Stockton. We’re celebrating the Nationals coming to Stockton, National Bike Week & Catalyst’s Volunteer Week all in one go! The ride is especially suited for families or individuals who wish to take it easy and avoid using roads. It will also be an excellent opportunity to learn how the cycle network in your area joins up and just how far you can get by bike. We’ll be picking up & dropping off from 5 locations with us providing two loops so everyone is dropped off where they began.
Like all our rides, it’s completely free, well marshalled by our trained volunteers, on cycle paths with some very quiet road use and all mechanicals are dealt with promptly. We will send someone around the various meeting points to make sure we haven’t missed anyone. No need to book, just meet us at the time and place with your bikes ready to go!
The locations and departure times are:
- The town centre’s free bike parking facility, The Hub at 10am.
- Newtown Community Resource Centre (Durham Rd, TS19 0DE) at 10:20am.*
- Abbey Hill Academy (Ketton Road, TS19 8BU) and departing at 10:40am
- Blue Bridge in Norton (by Norton Aldi) for 11am
- Tees Barrage (Navigation Way, TS17 6QA) at 11:35am
- Return to The Hub for 12pm and then restart the route in order to drop everyone back off
One full loop will take around two hours with plenty of rest stops to grab something to drink & eat, this should make it manageable for all the family.
We do require that children can ride a bike unassisted, no stabilisers please. Also, please bring a little food and water with you on the ride and be ready to jump on. Free bike & helmet loans are available at The Hub, we’ll need you to arrive 09:40am in order for us to ready the bikes.
* Please note, Durham Road is currently closed to motor traffic just South of Newtown Centre, so access only available via the North or through the adjacent Londenderry Road.