The first Stockton Cycling Festival will take place on July 16th and 17th 2011 and will give all people and abilities a chance to get involved.
There will be two main events – the Sportive Challenge on July 16th will be a mass participation and non-competitive event in which people can cycle anything from 30 miles to 100 miles. On July 17th, there will be a series of races on a traffic free circuit for everyone to become involved.
The festival will close with an elite race, giving people the opportunity to see at close hand a dramatic and fast-moving race by riders battling at high speeds on a tight street circuit.
There will be a chance to try lots of different bikes, learn to unicycle or have a go at stunt riding or join in on a virtual bike challenge.
Sustrans staff from The Hub, in Stockton will offer advice on bike choice, what to wear, local cycle routes avaliable in Stockton, or a bike checkup from Dr Bike. There will also be guided walks and bike orienteering to help riders to discover new places.