Sainsbury car park
Bishopton Road West
You don’t have to be the next Bradley Wiggins, but you’ll need to know your way around a bike and be fairly fit to take part in our Challenging rides. If you’re comfortable riding with other people and fancy a fresh challenge, these rides are perfect for you. They start at around twenty miles long, and are paced at between 11 and 12 miles an hour.
Why not take the opportunity to take in a lap of the 2016 British National Road Race Championship Course. From the start point there is a short run of about 3 miles before picking up the 8.3 mile 2016 Road Race Course. The route is designed to include only one lap, but the 2016 competitors will take in 6 laps for the women and 12 for the men.
After completing the lap the route heads out on the lanes to the west of Stockton travelling through the village of Great Stainton, the small town of Sadbergh and the village of Middleton One Row. At just past half way this might be a perfect time for a break before starting on the homeward section of the journey back to Stockton-On-Tees. At Long Newton the route connects with National Cycling Network route number 14 for a couple of miles before branching off back to the start point.