Aiming to get more people cycling, more often on our ever-expanding cycling network
Whether you are cycling recreationally, as a sport, or as a mode of transport; Middlesbrough Council wants to get 'More people cycling, more often'.
Middlesbrough has an ever-expanding cycling network, which boasts numerous facilities catering for the needs of cyclists. These facilities include:
- Middlesbrough Cycle Centre - Located in Middlesbrough Bus Station and managed by Middlesbrough Environment City. The centre offers free, indoor, manned and secure cycle parking, along with lockers, showering facilities and help and advice.
- Middlesbrough Cycle Circuit - A 1km closed road racing cycle circuit, open for events and use by the public.
- Middlesbrough Cycle map [1Mb] - All of Middlesbrough's cycle network.
- Self guided routes- Try out a local route in your own time.
- Cycle journey route planner - plot your own cycle journey.
- National Standard Bikeability training within Middlesbrough schools.
Cycle City Ambition
The Department for Transport (DfT) recently announced a funding stream, entitled Cycle City Ambition. It is available to apply for by selected English Cities and 'City Deal' status areas outside of London. The Tees Valley was eligible to apply under wave 2 of the City Deal status. The funding is available to enable infrastructure improvements to be made; encourage more cycling trips, and helping to realise the positive outcomes associated with Active Travel, such as health, environment, whilst further providing inexpensive transport and congestion reduction.
A combined bid between Middlesbrough Council and Darlington Council, seeking £4.335m from the DfT has been submitted for the Tees Valley. The bid aspires to heavily invest in the local network to improve conditions for cyclists, and encourage more journeys by bike. If successful, the Middlesbrough elements propose creating cycle paths and on carriage cycle lanes; providing a more joined up network, where as the Darlington funding would provide 20mph zones across their Borough.
The details of the schemes can be found within the attached bid [1Mb].
Free Cycle Stands
Voluntary sector groups, small businesses, shops, offices, cafés, pubs, places of worship, surgeries, allotments and sports grounds can get free bicycle stands under the community cycle parking scheme run by ParkThatBike and supported by Middlesbrough Council.
Up to two stands - that's parking for four bikes - are available per applicant. You must install the stands on your own property (we'll send you installation guidance) in a location agreed with ParkThatBike.
These top quality cycle stands reduce the likelihood of bikes being stolen or damaged and they tell the world that your organisation is doing its bit to encourage more people to use their bikes.
You can apply on-line by clicking here. Or you can download an application form (PDF) by clicking here. If you would like us to post you an application form please phone 01594 564 344 and leave your contact details.
Middlesbrough Council has successfully worked in partnership with British Cycling to deliver cycling events and guided ride programmes including Skyride events in 2010 and 2011, Skyride local programme of guided bike rides and the Breeze network, a women only cycling group.
Middlesbrough Council is always looking for ways to improve cycling facilities within our area. If you have any suggestions as to how we can make improvements, please complete the below form.
For any queries regarding cycling in Middlesbrough, please contact 01642 728196, or email email@example.com