Posts Tagged ‘sportive’

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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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.

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The Winking Sheep course

Distance:  88.5 mls  |  142.42 km

Total Ascent: 9030ft  |  2752m


St John’s Chapel – Alston – Garrigill –  Middleton-in-Teesdale – Stanhope – Blanchland – Rookhope – Eastgate – Westgate – Allenheads – Cowshill –  St John’s Chapel

Late Aug / Early Sept:  to be confirmed

Price to be confirmed

A word from the Organisers . . .

Rather than just being a backdrop to a glorious course we want the local communities to be, and feel, an equal part of it.

The short term benefit (and pain) of having a large cycle event in the area will hopefully be converted in to long term gain for the area with increased appreciation of the delicate countryside and wonderful opportunities for future visits.

To reassure local residents:

There are no plans to close the roads.

Litter pickers will clean up after the event

Any surplus funds will be reinvested in next year’s event and/or be donated to a designated charity.

Register your Interest.

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Date: 20th July 2014
Location: County Durham, England
Distance: 60 miles
Etape Pennines, the toughest event in the Etape Series, is changing slightly for 2014 based on feedback from competitors. Taking place on 20th July, the event has been moved forward by approximately two months so that it takes place in the peak of British summertime and is now shortened to 60miles. 400 FREE PLEDGE PLACES will be available to those who sign up to raise money for Marie Curie Cancer Care.

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The Wiggle Hell of Hexham Sportive is one ‘Hell’ of a challenge! New for 2013, this sportive starts from the convenient Hexham Racecourse, which boasts fantastic views over the Tyne Valley. From here the route heads southwest into the North Pennines, which is filled with quality climbs, breath taking views and extremely quiet roads!

Sunday 29th September 2013
Add to Calendar
Hexham Racecourse
High Yarridge Road
NE46 2JP
Registration Opens:
Start Time:
8:00-9:30am –

Wiggle Hell of Hexham Sportive – UK Cycling Events.

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Whether you want to soak up the atmosphere watching the Elite Town Centre Criterium Race on the Friday evening, join the Sportive on the Saturday or return back to Stockton on Sunday to enjoy a jam-packed festival featuring an elite Premier Calendar Road Race,  Sky Ride , entertainment and displays, the Stockton Cycling Festival has something for you from Friday, 5 to Sunday, 7 July.


Take a look at our film of the 2012 event – this year’s festival looks set to be even better!


Friday, 5 July
Velo29-Altura Town Centre Races


Come along to this fantastic evening spectacle and watch some of the country’s fastest cyclists in action.





Saturday, 6 July
Velo29-Altura Endeavour Sportive


Why not join the hundreds of riders, of all abilities, expected to take part in the fantastic Stockton Velo29-Altura Endeavour Sportive? Riders can enjoy a “Tour de France” style start as they are escorted out of Stockton on closed roads onto one of four scenic routes. Now in it’s third year this really is an event not to be missed!





Sunday, 7 July
Velo29-Altura Grand Prix and Sky Ride Stockton


A family festival day to include Stockton Velo29-Altura Grand Prix – a Premier Calendar Road Race for elite cyclists, and Sky Ride Stockton – a chance for all the family to experience a co-ordinated start and cycle through a traffic free, scenic route.


Stockton Cycling Festival » Stockton Events.

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