THERE are just two weeks left for budding cyclists to book their place on this year’s Stockton Sportive.
Set between Stockton Cycling Festival’s elite race days and family fun activities is this ever-popular event for recreational riders, with four routes on offer to suit participants of all abilities.
- Spin – 36.7 miles – perfect for first time Sportive riders, recreational riders and people returning to cycling with no major climbs involved
- Sport – 50 miles – for progressing riders and cyclists with some experience as some significant climbs accompany the great scenery
- Challenge – 72 miles – this route heads deep into the North Yorkshire Moors and is a ride to remember featuring tough climbs and exhilarating descents
- Le Tour De Moor – 105.8 miles – as tough and rewarding as any route out there with mile after mile of glorious but challenging roads
Each ride departs from Stockton Riverside with a “Tour de France” style escorted start ahead of reaching the breath-taking scenery of the North Yorkshire Moors.
Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council’s Cabinet Member for Arts, Leisure and Culture, Councillor Norma Wilburn, said: “Stockton Cycling Festival is not just for elite riders, it offers something for everyone. The Stockton Sportive is perfect for anyone who would like to take on a challenge and enjoy the views, and with four distances to choose from there is a distance to suit all abilities.
“There are also plenty of other activities on offer at the three day festival in Stockton Town Centre including town centre racing, fun family cycle rides, cycling themed stalls and stunts so it’s not to be missed!”
Stockton Sportive entrants have until Wednesday 12 July to register their place at this year’s Sportive. There will be no entries on the day. Prices range from £15 to £25 depending on the distance chosen.
For more information about Stockton Cycling Festival which will take place from 14-16 July visit www.stockton.gov.uk/cyclingfestival