Appleby-in-Westmoreland Awayday – Friday 20th April.

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Appleby Awayday – Friday 20th April.

This months Awayday walk takes us to the very scenic town of Appleby-in-Westmoreland for a 1.9 mile turn around its interests.

The day includes a circular walk from Boroughgate passing along St Anne’s Hospital & Appleby Castle. The walk then crosses the River Eden returning along Bondgate and re-crossing the river. A final loop around the cricket field and gym and a stretch along a riverside path before returning to the centre of town.

 

Following the walk you will have approx. 2 hours to discover Appleby Town centre and you can take in the shops and immerse yourself in the Cumbrian culture!

The coaches will depart from Ragworth Neighbourhood Centre at 9.30am, returning back to Ragworth at approx. 4.00pm. There is a small charge made to cover the travel costs, this is £5 for members and £8 for non-members. Please note: Booking is essential – this can be done by simply calling 0752 832 6094, or emailing to steppingoutinstockton@gmail.com . Stout footwear and sensible clothing is advisable.

We hope to have you with us on this exceptional trip!

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Thirsk Awayday – Friday 16th March.

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Thirsk Awayday – Friday 16th March

The Awayday for March takes us to the market Town of Thirsk in deepest North Yorkshire. Spend some time on our Guided Walk followed by a leisurely wader around the Town itself.

The 2.9 mile walk follows a circular route beside Cod Beck returning via Sowerby to Thirsk Market Square.

Following the walk you will have approx. 2 hours to discover Thirsk Town centre where you can take in the shops and immerse yourself in the Yorkshire culture!

The coaches will depart from Ragworth Neighbourhood Centre at 9.30am, returning back to Ragworth at approx. 4.00pm. There is a small charge made to cover the travel costs, this is £5 for members and £8 for non-members. Please note: Booking is essential – this can be done by simply calling 0752 832 6094, or emailing to steppingoutinstockton@gmail.com . Stout footwear and sensible clothing is advisable.

We look forward to walking with you, so come along, and we’ll see you there!

Free bicycle MOT checks

Did you know that we have a FREE bicycle MOT every Thursday.

Simply bring your bike to us before 11:00am and we will give it a thorough check over.  We do not replace parts (there are some excellent local bike shops for that) but we will carry out very minor adjustments.

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Harrogate Awayday – 16/02/2018

 

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Harrogate Away day – Friday 16/02/2018

This months away day is to the beautiful Yorkshire spa town of Harrogate.

The walk follows a circular route through the scenic Valley Gardens & Pinewoods before finishing up at Harlow Carr. The route then returns via Otley Road, Pinewoods & Valley Gardens ending up in the Town centre. The walk is approx. 3.5 miles in length.

The walk will be followed by approx. 2 hours of free time to do whatever your heart desires. You could have tea at Bettys Tea Rooms, or just have a wander round the town centre and do some serious shopping….. there’s a ton of things to do, its up to you!

The coaches will depart from Ragworth Neighbourhood Centre at 9.30am, returning back to Ragworth at approx. 4.00pm. There is a small charge made to cover the travel costs, this is £5 for members and £8 for non-members. Please note: Booking is essential – this can be done by simply calling 0752 832 6094, or emailing to steppingoutinstockton@gmail.com . Stout footwear and sensible clothing is advisable.

Come along, we’d love to have you join us! See you on the 16th….

 

Hub M.O.T Service Gets The Green Light

Brian Elkin - case studyLeft: Brian proudly showing off his wheels to work.

Lollipop man Brian got in contact with us to share his satisfaction with his bike M.O.T performed by The Hub’s mechanics. Brian brought his bike in for some TLC following a discussion he had with a Hub volunteer who had passed Brian on duty. He said that “it’s like a new bike!”

Brian travels 2 miles between his home and work, 4 times a day by bike, so as to monitor the school crossing before and after school. He said that “by keeping me on my bike, I am able to make other people’s commute to school safe and possible!”

He continued to say that “without the bike I would have to walk or pay for the bus. I have knee trouble so walking would be a problem. I have also had my hip replaced and I don’t want to make my joints worse.”

As demonstrated by Brian, cycling offers an active, environmentally friendly, low-cost mode of transport as well as a physically low-impact form of exercise which is great for long term personal health and fitness!

Thanks for sharing your story Brian!

Weekend Cycle Sisters Ride CANCELLED

Unfortunately due to unforeseen circumstances we are short of ride staff again for this Saturday’s ride to great Ayton – 16th September 2017. Our most sincere apologies. Please come along to our ‘All in Pink’ and ‘All in Blue’ charity ride on Saturday 7th October where a men’s ride will follow a route in reverse of a women’s ride meeting in the middle for a café break!

September Basic Bike Maintenance Course

IMG_20170628_122756142We will be running our free bike maintenance course on the 27th September.

The course teaches you the basic principles of bike maintenance in order to give you the skills to keep your bike healthy. The maintenance courses include:

  • How to replace and patch an Inner Tube (fix a flat tyre)
  • The ‘M-check’ safety check of your bike
  • Adjusting gears & brakes
  • How to tell when to replace items (brake pads, rims, bearing etc.)
  • Adjusting your headset
  • What products & techniques to use to care for your bike

The Cycle Maintenance Courses run from 09:00am to 12:30pm.  Due to limited spaces on the courses we do require that participants book on so you can let us know by phone 01642803441, by e-mail stocktonactivetravel@sustrans.org.uk or by popping in to see us at the Hub 17 Bridge Road, TS183AA.