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 Stockton
With over 80km of off-road cycle paths, around 30 bus routes and 6 train stations serving the borough, getting around without using the car is easy...
Stockton bus map
For bus services coming to and from Stockton town centre, please go view the Stockton bus map [external link] from Connect Tees Valley.
For all bus services traveling through Stockton, Yarm, Eaglescliffe, Billingham, Norton and Thornaby, visit www.connectteesvalley.com/bus [external link]
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 North Tees Hospital
North Tees Hospital can be reached by bus, train and car, but parking may be difficult at peak times. The hospital is served by routes 15, X22, 37, 58, 58A, 59, 84 and 87. Visit the Connect Tees Valley website [external link] to find the best route for you.
There is also a free shuttle bus running between North Tees Hospital and Hartlepool Hospital. Download the timetable. [external link]
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.
- Arriva [external link]
- Stagecoach [external link]
- GO North East [external link]
- Stagecarriage [external link]
- NHS North Tees and Hartlepool hospital shuttle bus [external link]
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.
For information about getting to Eaglescliffe and Thornaby stations with a guide to journey times and fares, ticket types and a network map, please download the following documents:
Eaglescliffe station map (pdf)
Thornaby station map (pdf)
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 Stockton Borough Council website [external link] provides downloadable walking maps for the whole the borough. There are also self-guided routes available for you to enjoy at your own pace.
The Sustrans Hub also runs a wide range of regular walks for all levels throughout the year. They are free to join and provide a gentle and sociable introduction to walking, for health or for pleasure. Visit The Hub's walking section [external link] for more information.
Local Motion Step Challenge
The Local Motion Step Challenge is a simple, free four-week company challenge that is easy to set up and take part in. Each member of the challenge received a free pedometer to record their steps over a four-week period and the winning team receives a prize (to be provided by the company).
If you would like to find out more, speak to your employer or contact us on email@example.com or 01325 40 50 40.
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].
Stockton has a comprehensive network of on- and off-road cycle routes reaching throughout the borough.
Cycle routes in Stockton
Stockton Borough 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 information about lockable cycle storage at Thornaby and Yarm stations.
The Hub [external link], run by national cycling charity Sustrans, provides advice and information about cycling and walking in the borough. They offer free cycle storage, organise a number of guided bike rides, provide free maintenance training, sell refurbished bikes and give out cycling routes and maps for the Stockton area. Call them on 01642 803441 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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].