Breeze Durham Starter Ride Finchale
Thurs 7th July 2022 6.45pm 11 miles
Start at Clayport Library, Millennium Place DH1 1WA
Join us for this short ride which is part of our weekly summer series of Thursday evening starter rides in the Durham area during May, June and July. These rides are suitable for those new or returning to cycling to build up confidence and stamina over the weeks, while enjoying the summer evenings and good company.
During May we’ll cover the flattest and shortest routes and as the weeks go by the miles and hills (can’t be avoided around Durham) will increase.
Doing as many of the rides as possible is recommended to reap the greatest benefits.
A visit to Finchale is a must and we will enjoy one of Durham’s hidden gems.
We’ll start from outside the library and head down to Framwellgate riverside, past Crook Hall and up Frankland Lane to Brasside, around the back of the prison and on to Finchale. Our route back will be similar and is good quality off road and quiet roads.
Because this is Durham, it is not flat as we must climb up away from the River Wear before descending back down to it at Finchale. However, hills mean views and a big sense of satisfaction.
In order for the ride to leave promptly, please be punctual so we can carry out bike checks, etc. prior to us setting off. Please make sure your bike is in working condition and bring a spare tube to fit your tyres. Expect to be out for about 2 hours.
As always we can’t predict the weather so please dress suitably. You are better to be overdressed as you can always take layers off.
For any queries please contact [email protected]
. For any cancellations use the option to cancel in letsride.co.uk. If the weather is bad we will only contact you if we are cancelling the ride and will do so no later than 4pm on the day by putting a message in the ‘conversation’ tab in the ride. You should receive a notification by email if there is a message. If you have not heard from us we are still riding.
We look forward to meeting you.