Bike Week 2011
National Bike Week took place 18th - 26th June 2011. Bike rides were arranged by Durham and Queen's Campus Bicycles User Groups, which can be viewed below.
During the week people were able to gain free entry to the Botanic Garden for arriving at the kiosk/park and ride entrance by bicycle.
Bike rides in Durham City:
|All Week||Bike Tag||
A bit of summer fun, to celebrate National Bike Week, and get us out and about on our bikes!
Someone posts a picture of their bike somewhere around Durham. You have to work out where it was taken, take a photo of your bike in the same location and then take a new picture of their bike in a new location, and upload the photos to our Bike Tag page. And so on...
See http://tinyurl.com/durham-bike-tag (you'll have to log on to duo first if you want to post a new "tag")
|Tuesday 21st June 5.15pm start
||12 mile evening bike ride - mainly quiet roads and tracks starting from the Science Site
||Adam Bent email@example.com
||Meet outside Bill Bryson Library, Science Site
|Wednesday,22nd June 5pm start.||
A mountain bike ride aimed at more experienced mountain bikers, it will be a chance to sample the great singletrack on offer within the Durham area. The duration of the ride will be approximately 2 hours, with an approximate distance covered of 15 miles.
Andrew Charlesworth firstname.lastname@example.org
|Meet outside the Bill Bryson Library|
|Thursday 23rd June 1pm - 2pm||Lunchtime Ride||A short ride through the city exploring some of the more cycle friendly routes||Adam Bent email@example.com||Meet outside Bill Bryson Library, Science Site|
|Saturday 25th June 2pm start||Bike ride||16 mile ride, route mostly on traffic-free paths and quiet roads, although one stretch in Willington on main road. Please email if you intend to come.||Simon Ross, S.F.Ross@durham.ac.uk||Meet at Broompark picnic area|
If you would like to hire a bike in Durham during bike week or any other time, bicycles are available for hire for free from various leisure centres around Durham. More information is availabe on the at http://www.durham.gov.uk/Pages/Service.aspx?ServiceId=468
For information about cycle routes around Durham please visit Durham County Council's website.
Bike rides at Queen's Campus, Stockton:
|Wednesday 22nd June 12.10 pm start||Lunchtime Ride||A short cycle ride along the River Tees (to finish by 1pm)||Paul Morrison, The Hub, Stockton||meet at the Cycle Compound in the main car park.|
|Friday 24th June 12.10pm start||Lunchtime Ride||A shor cylce ride along the River Tees (to finish by 1pm)||Paul Morrison, The Hub, Stockton||meet at the Cycle Compound in the main car park.|
If you would like to hire a bike at Queen's Campus, Stockton please contact Pat Pennock.
Other bike rides taking place in Stockton during bike week
The Hub to Hemlington, Hilton and Ingleby (The Hub)
Setting off from the Hub in Stockton this 19 mile, grade 3, cycle route takes us along the Tees to Middlesbrough and onto NCN 65 to Hemlington Lake. From there we return to the Hub via Stainton, Maltby and Ingleby Barwick. Much of this route is on cycle paths but there are some short road sections.
When? Sunday 19 June 2011 11am to 3pm : Free
Bridge Road, Stockton-on-Tees,
Sat nav postcode: TS18 3AA
Tel: (01642) 803441
Teesside Loop - Family Evening Ride
Setting off from the Tees Barrage this is a six-mile, grade 1, cycle following cycle paths on both sides of the Tees, taking in the sights and sounds of the midsummer riverbanks.
When? Wednesday 22 June 2011 7pm to 8:30pm : Free
Tees Barrage International White Water Course, Tees Barrage Way, Tees Barrage, STOCKTON-ON-TEES
Tel: 01642 528689