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 Middlesbrough
With almost 120km of designated cycle routes, more than 50 bus routes and 6 train stations serving the borough, getting around without using the car is easy...
For a map of bus routes in Middlesbrough town centre and surrounding areas, view the Middlesbrough bus map [external link] from Connect Tees Valley. You'll find information about bus routes and timetables, live travel information, operators and ticket fares.
You can also use the journey planner on www.connectteesvalley.com [external link] to get the best route for your journey.
Getting to James Cook Hospital
James Cook Hospital is easily accessible by bus, rail and car, although parking can be difficult at peak times. Bus services 10, 10A, 28, 28A, 29, 29A, 63 and X80 all serve the hospital. Visit Connect Tees Valley [external link] to find your bus route.
In addition, James Cook train station is only 5-10 minutes' walk from the South entrance to the hospital. For the latest timetable, please visit the Northern Railway website or National Rail Enquiries [external links].
Types of ticket
Pay as you go top up card. For more information call 0191 2020747 or visit the Nexus Pop Card website [external link].
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.
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.
Find out more about bus travel in the Tees Valley [external link].
For train times and fares visit the National Rail website [external link]. You'll find details of all train services in Stockton and beyond, with train fares and information about discounts and rail cards. You can also purchase tickets.
Nunthorpe and Gypsy Lane station map
For information about getting to Nunthorpe and Gypsy Lane stations with a guide to journey times and fares, ticket types and a network map, please download the Nunthorpe station map [external link].
Split your ticket
Split ticketing means grabbing two tickets for different parts of a journey, instead of the whole trip. Bizarrely, it's often far cheaper. This tends to work well for longer journeys. 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 your area 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.
The Middlesbrough council website [external link] and other activity organisers provide lots of information about walking in the borough.
Walking for Health - Healthy Stepping in Middlesbrough
Walking for Health is a national programme to help people join walking activities to get healthier and meet people along the way. You can find out about walking in Middlesbrough here [external link].
Walkit is an urban planning tool for walkers. Find out where others have walked and create your own walks on Walkit website [external link].
Middlesbrough has a comprehensive network of on- and off-road cycle routes reaching throughout the borough.
Middlesbrough Council's website [external link] provides a wealth of information about cycling in the area, including downloadable cycle routes, links to other cycling information websites and services in the area:
Middlesbrough Cycle Centre
Middlesbrough Cycle Centre [external link] is 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.
The Cycle Centre delivers guided rides, learn to ride sessions and accredited road safety training (National Standards and Bikeability).
The information centre provides route and touring maps, cycle guides, and other information to enable riders to access routes to work and for leisure activities throughout the Tees Valley.
You can visit the website [external link] or call 01642 219620.
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].