Best bike rides in Middlesbrough
If you’re looking for the best bike rides Middlesborough has to offer, you’ve come to the right place. More than just great financial advice, in this article, we will share some of our favorite cycling routes with you. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced rider, there’s something for everyone here. So what are you waiting for? Get out there and start riding!
Tees Barrage Loop from Linthorpe
An easy bike ride. It is excellent for everyone from novice to expert in the field of fitness, you don’t have to be a mountain biking expert for this one. Paved surfaces predominate. There are different skill levels that can participate.
You can start your journey at the bus station on Thornfield Road and make your way over to the Tees Barrage, the Tees Barrage is used to prevent flooding by controlling the river flow and the effects of the changing tides. It’s just upriver of Blue House Point and has a steel footbridge which is ideal for crossing cyclists. From there, after a scenic ride along the riverbank, you will find a lovely paved pathway that takes you on a loop around the Teesquay millennium bridge viewpoint itself. Passing over the infinity footbridge which is 40m long with a cable-stayed design it’s not long before you’re back on the way your starting point.
This route is approximately five miles long, making it the perfect length for a leisurely ride.
Great Ayton – Gisborough Priory Loop from James Cook
There is a great cycling route from Great Ayton to Guisborough Priory. Great Ayton is a village and civil parish in the Hambleton district of North Yorkshire, and, Gisborough Priory is a beautiful ruined Augustinian priory in Guisborough based in the borough of Redcar and Cleveland.
This route is about 36 miles long and goes through some beautiful countryside. The route is mainly on paved surfaces, so it’s good for cyclists of all abilities. You can start the ride at James Cook train station in Middlesbrough and follow the signs for Great Ayton and then onto Gisborough Priory. The route is well-marked, so you won’t get lost. Be sure to enjoy the wonderful views along the way!
Don’t forget, if you’re looking for the best places to shop, be sure to check out our guide on the Best places to shop in Middlesbrough.
Castle Eden Walkway Start – Hurworth Burn Reservoir Loop from Billingham
Castle Eden Walkway is a long bike ride that starts in Billingham past the historic Wynyard Conservatory up to the Castle Eden Walkway and loop back through the forest way. The Castle Eden Walkway is great because it has many different parts of the path for different people who are cycling. You can go on the path that is all paved, or you can go off the beaten path and find a more adventurous route. This is a great ride for people of all ages because it is so long. once you’ve circled around you’ll come past the picturesque Hurworth Burn Reservoir before you finally arrive back at Billingham.
Branchway Cafe – Rocky Climb Loop from Eston
Taking on the rocky climb loop from Eston can be a challenging route for bike riders. The town of Eston lies at the foot of Eston Hills, a ridge approximately 200 meters (656 ft) above sea level, and a part of the Cleveland Hills.
Branchway cafe offers a great pit stop on the rocky climb loop from Eston, it has delicious homemade cakes baked daily in the cafe, fresh hot and cold sandwiches, breakfasts, burgers, wraps and paninis. They also have a full range of posh coffees Latte, Mocha, and Cappuccino. With indoor and outdoor seating you are welcome whatever the weather.
Maze Park Hump – Loop from James Cook
Beginning at the James Cook railway station on the Esk Valley Line, looping round the Maze Park hump is a 42-acre nature reserve in Middlesbrough, on the south bank of the River Tees. An area of outstanding natural beauty, it was built by the Teesside Development Corporation and is owned and run by the Tees Valley Wildlife Trust. It makes for a nice and steady bike ride as it’s relatively flat compared to some of the biking trails. At 17.2 miles from start to finish it’s a good ride out.
When cycling, it’s important to always be aware of your surroundings and take precautions to stay safe. Here are a few tips for staying safe while riding:
– Always wear a helmet
– Stay Visible: make sure you’re wearing bright colours or reflective gear
– Beware of cars and other vehicles; – always obey traffic signals and ride defensively.
– Plan your route in advance
If you follow these tips, you’ll enjoy your bike rides without worry. Have fun and stay safe!
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