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 in Redcar & Cleveland
The Redcar & Cleveland area is home to nearly 400km of cycle routes and walking routes, and well as bus and train services running throughout the borough. Here's how you can make little changes to swap the car for sustainable transport in your area.
For all bus services traveling through the Redcar & Cleveland area, view the bus routes and information [external link] from Connect Tees Valley.
You'll also find information about bus routes and timetables, live travel information, operators and ticket fares at Connect Tees Valley [external link].
You can also use the journey planner on www.connectteesvalley.com [external link] to get the best route for your journey.
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.
Main 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 Redcar and beyond, with train fares and information about discounts and rail cards. You can also purchase tickets.
For information about getting to Redcar Central and Redcar East stations with a guide to journey times and fares, ticket types and a network map, please download the following documents:
Redcar station map (pdf) [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.
Walking routes in Redcar & Cleveland
The Redcar & Cleveland website has a host of information about walking in the area. Discover the heritage trails, the Cleveland Way National Trail, countryside walks and the Tees Link with downloadable routes and useful links to other walking information.
Visit the Redcar & Cleveland borough council's walking pages [external link] for more information.
Find out more about the self-guided routes on the Redcar & Cleveland website [external link].
Healthy Stepping (Redcar & Cleveland) is part of the national Walking for Health programme. It provides regular guided group walks for people wanting to increase their levels of activity safely and socially. Visit the Walking for Health website [external link] for details of where they walk and when.
Living Streets is the UK charity for everyday walking. For details about their projects and a chance to join ‘the walking nation’ visit the Living Streets website [external link].
Redcar and the surrounding area has a comprehensive network of on- and off-road cycle routes reaching throughout the borough.
Redcar & Cleveland cycle information
For cycle route maps for the area, advice, tips and useful links, visit the cycling section of Redcar & Cleveland borough council's website [external link].
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.
Route One cafe and bike workshop
This sea front coffee shop is the perfect place for a pit stop whilst out on your travels! You can park your bike securely, speak to the in-house mechanics and even buy a new (recycled) bike while you're there. They also work with adults with learning disabilities to help them gain new skills and build their confidence and independence. You can find out more about their work at the Route One website [external link].
Find out more about cycling in the Tees Valley [external link].