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 Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council is committed to delivering and maintaining a safe cycle network, and to delivering great cycling events such as Stockton Cycling Festival and Stockton Duathlon:
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.
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.
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.
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.
You may also find the following websites useful:
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 Council manages cycle lockers at Thornaby and Yarm stations. Lockers are available to rent at £1 per week, with a £15 deposit for the locker key, subject to availability. For further details and to find out availability please contact customer services on (01642) 528499 or email carparking@Stockton.
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 Mon - Fri 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