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Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council

Big plans for great experiences

The Hub

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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

 

Which ride is for me?

Grade 1: Relaxed, easy going and led at a slow pace on reasonably flat ground. Ideal for a family with small children or someone who is returning to cycling.

Grade 2: Moderately paced on flat or slightly hilly ground. Ideal for someone returning to cycling or who likes to take time to chat and enjoy the views.

Grade 3: More challenging with slightly quicker pace and longer routes (although no one gets left behind!). May also include some hills!

Grade 4: The Hub’s most challenging rides. Distances over 35m with hills. Confident cyclists and over 16’s only.

A variety of regular weekday and weekend guided rides and walks set off from the Hub and other locations in the Stockton program . Our bike rides cater for all abilities from returning cyclists and beginners in our ‘Easy Riders’ program to the more adventurous evening challenge rides.

Easy Riders (Grade 1)

Every Tuesday 11am - 2pm

Relaxed rides for people returning to cycling and those who like to take it easy. All rides are at a gentle pace without any nasty hills and include a café stop!

Pedal On! (Grade 1-2)

Every Thursday 10am - 1.30pm

The next step-up from Easy Riders, the same pace but

longer distances. Once you're comfortable with Easy Riders give Pedal On a go to keep yourself challenged and gain more confidence. Many of those who go on our Easy Riders rides also attend Pedal On. Café stop included.

Wheels on Wednesday (Grade 2-3)

Every Wednesday 9.30am - 12pm

For confident cyclists only. These rides have a slightly faster pace than normal and tend to use more of the road network instead of just sticking to cycle paths. Café stop included.

Cycle Sisters (Grade 2-4)

Cycle Sisters is a ladies only cycling group offering regular rides, good advice and training on all things cycling. Please add ’cyclesisters hub’ on Facebook to get in touch.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cyclesisters.hub

Community Ride (Grade 1-2)

Join one of our free weekly community rides (adult bikes and helmets provided on request).

Norton: Fridays 10.30am - 11.30am from St. Michael’s Church, Imperial Avenue. 

PLEASE NOTE: Although we endeavour to make sure that all rides continue as planned, unforeseen circumstances such as particularly poor weather may cause cancellations at short notice. Please call the Hub or check our website or Facebook pages for up to date information.

Bike Buddies

If you are looking for people to cycle with on your way to work or purely for recreation, why not join the Hub’s Bike Buddy scheme and we will connect you with someone going your way.

Volunteering opportunities

The Hub has many volunteering opportunities available including guided ride and walk leadership, cycle mechanics and office work. If you think you can spare some of your time to help out with our activities, please contact us.

For more Information please visit:        

The Hub, Stockton

www.facebook.com/thehubstockton

www.twitter.com/@thehubstockton