Whether you're cycling recreationally, as a sport, or as a mode of transport, Middlesbrough Council wants to get 'more people cycling, more often'. National Standard bikeability training is delivered in Middlesbrough schools.
Middlesbrough has an ever-expanding cycling network, currently consisting of over 89km of cycle friendly infrastructure. The town also boasts numerous facilities catering to the needs of cyclists.
New to cycling?
With quieter roads due to the lockdown, lots of people are taking the opportunity to try cycling. Cycling UK have lots of helpful tips for anyone just starting out, including what you need to know before you set out, and what to do while you're on your ride.
You should also check the government's guidance on travelling safely by bike.
Our cycling route maps aren't suitable for everyone to view, so we suggest you use the cycle journey route planner to plot your own cycle journey.
- Middlesbrough Cycle map - all of Middlesbrough's cycle network
- Coulby Newham, Acklam, Easterside route
- East Middlesbrough loop route
- Hemlington Lake route
- Marton West cycling route
- Newham Grange to Hemlington Lake route
- Pallister Park to Stewart Park route
- Riverside route
- Stewart Park to Newham Grange route
A 250m Olympic-sized outdoor velodrome track.
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.
A 1km closed road racing cycle circuit, open for events and use by the public.
Located in Jellystone Training Centre, Grove Hill. The Academy is a mobile cycle training facility, specialising in cycle maintenance.
For any queries regarding cycling in Middlesbrough, please contact:
The following documents highlight the council's policy and commitments to cycling in Middlesbrough:
- The Middlesbrough Cycling Strategy sets out how the council aims to achieve more people cycling more often.
- Cycle parking policy
Previous funding bids supporting cycling initiatives in Middlesbrough
Local Sustainable Transport Fund - Sustainable Middlesbrough; A Place for Business
Local Sustainable Transport Fund - Connect Tees Valley
This project operated from March 2015 until April 2016, providing support to people across the Tees Valley to undertake sustainable journeys. Read the successful bid.
Sustainable Travel Transition Year, 2016 to 2017 - Tees Valley Combined Authority
The Department for Transport gave the Tees Valley around £1m as part of its Sustainable Transport Transition funding. This funding was used in combination with the Local Growth Fund to further develop the Connect Tees Valley sustainable transport project in 2016/17. Read the successful bid.
Cycle City Ambition funding was available to enable infrastructure improvements to be made, encourage more cycling trips, and help to produce some of the positive outcomes associated with active travel, such as health and environmental benefits, whilst also providing inexpensive transport and congestion reduction.
A joint bid between Middlesbrough Council and Darlington Council, seeking £4.335m from the DfT was submitted for the Tees Valley. The bid aimed to heavily invest in the local network to improve conditions for cyclists, and encourage more journeys by bike. Had this been successful, the funding would have been used in Middlesbrough to create cycle paths and on-carriage cycle lanes, providing a more joined up network, and the Darlington funding would have been used to implement 20mph zones across the borough.