Sunday 22nd August 2021 10:00am

Starting from - Travelling by car, coming off the A66 onto the B6280 Yarm Road and turn right into Morton Park. At the small roundabout near the Morrisons petrol station, turn left onto Morton Park Way and left again into the Premier Inn / Beefeater car park. We meet at the cycle racks located outside the entrance to the Premier Inn and Beefeater pub. Note this is a private parking area, restrictions apply. DL1 4PJ

This Ride Darlo ride is open for anyone to join

  • 34.9 miles
  • Hybrid (road tyres), Road
  • 5 hr
  • Challenging
  • Darlington
  • Children aged 8-15*, Children aged 11-15*, Adults 16+ only, Children aged 5-15*

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7 Places booked

Starting point


Starting from the Beefeater Pub at Morton Park, we head north via Five Arches, through Brafferton, then head west through Heighington Village towards St Helen Auckland, where we’ll stopover at Broom Hill Farm Shop & Café. On the return route, we’ll ride east through Shildon past the railway museum, through School Aycliffe, then south passing through Heighington again, turning east at Walworth Gate and back into Darlington via West Park. We’ll then ride the Five Arches route again on our return to the Beefeater.

This ride is classed as a CHALLENGING ride which is around 35 miles in total. The ride is undulating with some hill climbs. The ride is all on the road or cycleways – all bike types suitable for this ride, but road/hybrid bikes with thin tyres recommended. It is suitable for riders who are fit enough to sustain around 10mph avg. and can continually cycle for around 2 hours each way. The stopover on this ride will be for around 1 hour. Bear in mind these times are a guide and the ride can take longer.

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A great ride to visit the Bishop Auckland area

All on the roads or cycleways

A stopover at Broom Mill Farm Shop & Cafe

Helmets essential. Phone, money/payment method, puncture repair kits advised!

First-timers welcome!

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Neal Harper


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