Monday, January 22, 2018
What is stopping women cycling? ◾Don't boast of your long rides ◾Don't cultivate a "bicycle face" ◾Don't refuse assistance up a hill Just some of the advice given to female cyclists just over 100 years ago. We'll be chatting to Gary Philipson about getting more women out of cars and onto bikes on BBC Tees between 4 and 6pm this evening. An interesting read from the BBC's website: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leicestershire-41737483 View Post
Your journey, your way in Hartlepool
Hartlepool has hundreds of kilometres of cycle and walking paths, a great network of bus services and two train stations at your disposal. Getting around without using the car has never been easier!
For information about bus service in the town centre and where the bus stops are located, visit Hartlepool town centre bus services and stops [external link]
This is where you will find more information about bus routes and timetables, live travel information, operators and ticket fares.
Use the Connect Tees Valley journey planner [external link] to plan the best route for your journey.
Types of ticket
POP Cards: Pay as you go top up card. For more information call 0191 2020747 or visit the Nexus Pop Card website [external link].
Mobile Tickets: Buy your ticket whenever you like and keep it on your phone until you’re ready to start using it. That means that if your plans change, as long as you haven’t activated it, you can save your ticket for another day. For more info download the Arriva bus app from the Apple store or Google play store.
Hartlepool Bus Operators' websites [external links]
Some operators have apps to help manage your bus travel while you're out and about. Search your Appstore for Arriva and Stagecoach apps. They offer real-time information and maps, timetable and route information, mobile ticketing and much more.
For train times and fares visit the National Rail website [external link]. You'll find details of all train services in Hartlepool and beyond, with train fares and information about discounts and rail cards. You can also purchase tickets.
For information about getting to Hartlepool station with a guide to journey times and fares, ticket types and a network map, please download the following document.
Hartlepool station map (pdf)
Split your ticket
Split ticketing means grabbing two tickets for different parts of a journey, instead of the whole trip. Find out more at the Rail Easy website [external link].
Find out more about train travel in the Tees Valley [external link].
Walking is an ideal way to explore Hartlepool and improve your health and fitness at the same time. There are miles of beautiful walkways to enjoy and plenty of groups to join and apps to help you keep track of your steps and routes.
Walking routes in Hartlepool
The Hartlepool Borough Council website provides downloadable walking maps [external link] for the whole the borough, including self-guided routes available to enjoy at your own pace.
Get Hartlepool Active runs a number of group walks [external link] to help you have fun and get healthier, at a pace that's right for you.
Living Streets [external link] is the UK charity for everyday walking. For details about their projects and a chance to join ‘the walking nation.
Hartlepool has a comprehensive network of on- and off-road cycle routes reaching throughout the borough.
Hartlepool cycle routes
Hartlepool Borough Council's website provides a wealth of information about cycling in the area, including downloadable cycle routes, maintenance sessions and road safety training.
For cycle routes in the north and south of the borough, visit the cycling pages of www.hartlepool.gov.uk [external link]
For details about future proposals about cycling in Hartlepool visit www.hartlepool.gov.uk/cycleplan [external link]
For details about Bikeability, cycle training for schools and adults, and other cycling queries email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hartlepool Cycle Clinic @ Summerhill Country Park
The Hartlepool Cycle Clinic are based at Summerhill Country Par [external link]. This team offer bike repairs, Dr Bikes sessions and bike maintenance training courses. Additionally, they offer various cycle training packages from the basic ‘how to ride a bike’ and balance bikes sessions for children to mountain biking and BMX riding. Summerhill Country Park also has a competition standard BMX track that is free to enjoy.
Sustrans is the national cycle charity, with lots of information and guidance on all aspects of cycling. Visit the Sustrans website [external link] for more information.
Find out more about cycling in the Tees Valley [external link].