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Friday – Watch. Saturday – Enter. Sunday – Join in.

Friday 10 July – Town Centre Racing

Saturday 11 July – Stockton Sportive 

Sunday 12 July – Family Fun Day, Stockton Grand Prix and RideStockton

Stockton Cycling Festival returns bigger and better than ever with something for everyone to see, take part in and enjoy, whether you’re a huge fan of cycling or a family hoping to get more active this Summer we guarantee you will find something to keep you entertained over the three days.

On Friday 10 July head into Stockton Town Centre to watch elite cyclists race around the streets in our exciting Town Centre Racing. On Saturday 11 July you can enter our Sportive offering a range of routes taking in some of the region’s most beautiful scenery – all launching in a Tour de France style start.

On Sunday 12 July Stockton Riverside plays host to all things cycling and will host RideStockton, Stockton Grand Prix and the thrilling ASDA StreetVelodrome.

It all adds up to be three days of cycling excitement that is sure to excite, inspire and entertain.

Stockton Cycling Festival is kindly supported by BBC Tees and is sponsored by Thirteen Group.

Why not take a look at the footage from last years event to get a taste of what is on offer.

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A rather wet and cold evening… not so many shots this year, all mostly out of focus doh 😦

Well the day of the ride came, and forecast was “spot on“, Cold, Wet, Foggy and Windy DOH.

We had it all wind, rain, sleet and thick fog. GIVE YOURSELVES A HUGE PAT ON THE BACK.
Despite the terrible weather conditions Team Deerness still tackled this challenging route. We started with a steady ride up Deerness Valley climbing up Cornsay Colliery bank, and descending Ragpath through heavy rain along Longedge Lane to Rowley where it got really interesting. By the time we got to Parkhead we were struggling to see the road ahead of us pushing through thick fog and side winds we dropped into Stanhope.

From this point we climbed again up to Bollihope Common via Unthank Bank with hair pin bends. By this point the team decided to cut the route short due to safety issues, returning via Hill End, Frosterly and Wolsingham; where we re-joined the route to take us back to Broompark.

HUGE Thanks, a big thumbs up and large amount of “creds” to those who turned out for Team Deerness Charity Ride for MNDa.

Also would like to thanks the HELPERS and supporters, you did great 🙂 FINE weather BOOKED for next time.

AND an even bigger THUMBS up to those two riders who did the FULL route despite the conditions. Very Well DONE TO Andy Reeves and Jim McLoughlin

A huge thanks to all those that DONATED and the Team who raised money and are still raising money via the Sponsor Forms. Money still coming in.

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Pearl Izumi Durham 2015 | Cycling event in Durham City | This is Durham

A firm favourite with cycling fans, the Pearl Izumi Tour Series returns to the streets of Durham City.

Britain’s fastest teams will be taking to the fearsome circuit, including the infamous cobbled climb of South Street, competing to be named the top British cycling team and the champions of the Pearl Izumi Series.

The race takes place on Thursday 28th May starting at 7:30pm. Pre-race action, including live music, begins at around 4:30pm.

Spectators are advised to arrive early and plan their journey in advance. The start/finish area is located outside Durham School, Quarryheads lane, Durham City DH1 4SZ

Free evening parking will be available at the County Hall car park and the park and ride sites at Howlands and Sniperley. The park and ride buses will not be operating but the car parks are being made available for those wishing to walk into town.

via Pearl Izumi Durham 2015 | Cycling event in Durham City | This is Durham.

Limited to 1,000 riders, open for entries now!

The Velo29 Tour Of The Pennines, our biggest Sportive and one of the most important new events in the 2015 calendar!

The event is based from Barnard Castle and takes in a choice of 2 Tour Routes, 66.9km and 129km. Both routes take in some of the most picturesque, exciting and little ridden roads in this wonderful area. Every mile of the New Etape route is carefully considered to make this event the one you’ll remember from 2015. There are 2 KOM climbs on the Short route and a whopping 6 on the Long. They are tough routes but the emphasis is on a well-designed, challenging and enjoyable ride, not on sending I up every climb we can find in the chase of a headline statistic. This is a ride everyone can enjoy.

via Nouveau Etape – velo29events.

Chainring Community Re-Cyles

Chainring Community Re-cycles – Low COST NEW and Refurbished Bicycles

1 High View, Ushaw Moor. Durham. Just off main street behind the Hive

Chainring C.R. – offer a friendly, professional service and good advice in all aspects of cycling. Our main priority  is take in old disused bikes and repair them to a high standard. These bikes as then sold for a very minimum cost with some being donated to charities. As we are a community based cycle business it gives us the opportunity to give something back to the community.

OFFERS a full service and repair service.

DON’T BIN YOUR OLD BICYCLES DONATE THEM TO CHAINRING COMMUNITY RE-CYCLES

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The world’s top riders will compete in the North East in September, with routes taking in Wooler, Alnwick, Bedlington, Blyth and Prudhoe

The world’s top cyclists will roll into Northumberland this September for the prestigious Tour of Britain.

The county will host two stages of the UK’s largest professional cycle race, making it the first time the race has passed through the North East since 2009.

Stage four on Wednesday, September 9, takes riders from Edinburgh down through Duns and Coldstream into Northumberland where the route will wind through Wooler and Alnwick, and then down the coast to its finish in Blyth.

Stage 4 of the Tour of Britain 2015
Stage 4 of the Tour of Britain 2015

The next day’s stage five will see athletes pedal from Prudhoe, following Hadrian’s Wall and heading across the Pennines into Cumbria and the Lake District, before ending in a summit finish on Hartside Fell, above Alston.

Last year, Olympians Sir Bradley Wiggins and Mark Cavendish took part in the Friends Life sponsored event, and hopes are high they will compete again this time round.

The event will be broadcast in more than 130 countries, including live coverage on ITV channels in the UK.

Coun Grant Davey is leader of Northumberland County Council, which has worked with sponsors Northumbrian Water and race organisers SweetSpot to bring the race to the county.

Bruce Ledger, chief executive of Active Northumberland and Grant Davey, Leader of Northumberland County Council with cyclists from Watbike, at Blyth Beach Huts
Bruce Ledger, chief executive of Active Northumberland and Grant Davey, Leader of Northumberland County Council with cyclists from Watbike, at Blyth Beach Huts

He said: “A lot of work has taken place behind the scenes to bring this event to the county and we are proud and delighted that Northumberland will be hosting the Tour of Britain.

“This is an incredibly high profile event. The route will travel through the heart of the county and will give us a fantastic opportunity to showcase Northumberland, and all it has to offer, to an international audience. No amount of money could buy this sort of publicity.

“The race will give the people of Northumberland the opportunity to see the world’s best teams and riders competing right here on our doorstep and promises to be an exciting spectacle.”

David Hall, head of leisure, strategy and transformation at Northumbrian Water, added: “As a company we work hard to promote the North East as a great place to live, work and visit and the bike race is sure to boost regional tourism and the economy.”

Stage 5 of the Tour of Britain 2015
Stage 5 of the Tour of Britain 2015

The Tour features eight stages in total, starting on the Isle of Anglesey in Wales on Sunday, September 6, and ending in London on Sunday, September 13,

ITV will screen three hours of live coverage of every stage, starting on ITV for the opening Wales stage before reverting to ITV4 for stages two to eight. ITV4 will also screen a one-hour highlights programme each evening during the race.

Meanwhile, Coun Scott Dickinson, business chairman for Northumberland County Council, said he hopes local businesses can “maximise on the many commercial opportunities that this event will provide both on race day and afterwards”.

The 2014 Tour of Britain winner was Dutchman Dylan Van Baarle with a time of 32 hours, 22 minutes and 50 seconds – with Sir Bradley Wiggins in third.