Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council

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Cycling in the Borough

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We're keen to support cycling in the Borough, not only is it a cost effective alternative for many short car journeys, it can improve your health, reduces congestion, improves air quality, and it's great fun.

This is why we are committed to delivering and maintaining a safe cycle network, and to delivering great cycling events such as Stockton Cycling Festival and Stockton Duathlon. Take a look at the Enjoy Tees Valley website for all the latest cycling events.


Cycle Routes in Stockton-on-Tees

A network of on and off-road cycleways crosses the Borough, making cycling a feasible and healthier option to car use for every trip. See the following maps for Stockton's cycleways.


Self guided cycle routes

The Borough of Stockton-on-Tees is a fascinating mix of old and new. If you know where to look, you can find traces of the past going back more than 3000 years. Our short self guided cycle routes take you through some of these areas, routes range from 4 miles to 7.8 miles so there's something for everyone.


Plan a cycle route

Cyclestreets can help you plan a cycle route depending on the type of journey you want. Select quiet roads if you're not confident on two wheels, the quickest route if your against the clock or most recreational if you want to see the sights.


Bikeability - Cycling Training

Getting the best out of your bike needs some specialist knowledge and skills, there’s much more to riding than just turning the pedals. Bikeability is cycling proficiency training for the 21st century, designed to give the next generation the skills and confidence to ride their bikes on today's roads. For more information please view our Sustainable travel page.


Cycling websites

You may also find the following websites useful: 


A19 Alternative Route

In July 2015 Highways England implemented a decision to ban cycling on the A19 between the A689 Wolviston Interchange in the north and the A174 Interchange in the south following consultation with stakeholders. The downloadable map shows an alternative route for cyclists heading north or south through the Borough avoiding this section of the A19.


The Hub

The Hub runs a variety of walking and cycling activities throughout the Stockton area. The project is based at The Hub in central Stockton, a dedicated one-stop resource centre providing volunteering opportunities, training, information and outreach services to give people the skills and equipment that they need to walk and cycle more often.

If you have any cycling or walking related questions feel free to give The Hub a call or pop into the Hub for a chat.

FREE services at the Hub:

  • Indoor cycle parking - Monday - Friday, 7.30am - 5.30pm.

  • Guidance and information on local cycle routes 

  • Monthly 1/2 day cycle maintenance courses

  • Bicycle MOT and minor repair - Thursday mornings.

  • Adult cycle training - beginner and advanced levels.

  • Bicycle recycling - we take unwanted bikes to recycle them back into the community.

  • Stepping Out in Stockton guided walks - for more information please contact The Hub.

  • Weekday Rides - free loan bikes and helmets are available for you to try on all of the weekday rides.


Out and About in Stockton-on-Tees

Out and About is our handy guide to walking and cycling in Stockton-on-Tees, focusing on 12 parks and green spaces across our Borough.

Pick up a printed copy in our libraries today or download a digital Out and About version.


A route to 5 of the Borough's parks

Cyclists and walkers looking for a scenic route to enjoy can now take in five of Stocktonon-Tees’ much loved parks after a new cycle route connecting Thorpe Thewles and Wynyard Woodland Park has been completed.

It means people can follow a fantastic, largely off-road 11 mile trail stretching from Ingleby Barwick to the Borough boundary at Wynyard.

The route takes in Romano Park in Ingleby Barwick, Preston Park, Six Fields in Hartburn and onto Wynyard Woodland Park. It also runs close to Ropner Park. Each park has lots to offer – from stunning scenery and peaceful places to enjoy wildlife to playgrounds for children to enjoy.

New signage installed along the route between Hardwick and Wynyard Woodland Park will help keep cyclists and walkers on the right track.

The new cycle link, which forms part of National Cycle Network Route 1, has been funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development, through the Rural Development Programme for England.