23rd – 26th June 2016
Stockton Cycling Festival will return, on Thursday 23 – Sunday 26 June 2016!
The Stockton Cycling Festival 2015 saw 1000’s of people, of all ages and abilities, take to the streets of Stockton on their bikes in a range of activities. This included RideStockton – our mass participation cycle ride that looped around Stockton High Street.
The festival launches with a thrilling, adrenaline fuelled battle as world class cyclists tackle our circuit in a bid to put up the best time of the day and be crowned National Time Trial Champion! The riders are expected to reach speeds of up to 30mph as they take on the fantastic out of town circuit before heading back to Stockton High Street for the thrilling finish to their run. As you head down to the High Street you can pop into the rider warm up area in Splash Car Park and marvel at the riders and impressive convoy of team vehicles.
Then it’s time to cheer on the a local mini Mark Cavendish or the next Lizzie Armistead as the Stockton Cycling Festival is proud to welcome a round of the British Cycling North East Youth League. This event is open to all young riders as long as they are affiliated with a club, cheer on riders from clubs such as Stockton Wheelers! This race will be held on Town Centre specific circuit, meaning the action is fast paced and close, you can cheer on all the young riders from start to finish.
After that, come and join the festival for a great cycling challenge as part of the 2016 Stockton Cycling Festival and British Cycling National Road Race Championships. The Stockton Sportive is a challenging event offering cyclists of all ability the chance to take part in a ride ranging from 36 to 106 miles. Every ride departs from Stockton Riverside with an escorted start, just like the ‘Tour De France’! From the start the riders will head out into the region, taking in beautiful scenery and breath-taking North Yorkshire Moors before heading back to Stockton Riverside for a well-earned rest and opportunity to explore our Events Village.
It’s all topped off with the British Cycling National Road Championships – who will win the coveted prize?