Cycle in Middlesbrough this summer
Middlesbrough by bicycle is easier than you think
Grab a copy of the Middlesbrough walking and cycling map from Middlesbrough Cycle Centre at the bus station and discover your local green spaces and places of interest. You can also download a copy of the map online.
You’ll find traffic-free cycle paths, signed cycle routes and advisory cycle routes all marked on the map to help you navigate your way around town and to parks and activities near you.
We ran a number of FREE guided family cycle rides in the summer - try our tested routes
Free, secure cycle parking in the centre of Middlesbrough
Middlesbrough Cycle Centre is based in Middlesbrough bus station they offer free secure town centre cycle parking.
Middlesbrough town centre has some great parks and free museums
Grab a picnic and head into town by bike to visit Albert Park. This Victorian park covers more than 70 acres and features a roller skating rink, café and play areas.
- Mima (the Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art) and Dorman Museum (open Tuesday to Sundays) are both FREE to visit.
- The Dorman is located right next to Albert Park so on a sunny day you can enjoy a picnic, play in the park and visit a museum, all for free.
At the Dorman children can experience life in a bomb shelter, view Victorian arts and craft or find out more about ancient civilisations. There are also several children’s trails which cost 50p each and have a small prize at the end.
Visit a park near home
Use the Middlesbrough cycle map to find a quiet route to a park or playground near you.
Thorntree Park is within easy access of most people living in East Middlesbrough. There are two children’s play areas, two floodlit kick-about areas and an informal garden. Just the place to burn off some energy and flop down with some lunch.
Other green spaces on our doorstep include:
- Fairy Dell Nature Reserve
- Newham Grange Country Farm in Coulby Newham and
- Berwick Hills Nature Reserve
Take a ride along the river to Tees Barrage or even to Stockton-on-Tees
You can cycle from the Transporter Bridge to Tees Barrage along the river and away from traffic. Look for seals and other wildlife along the way.
Continue along the river to Stockton, you can criss-cross the river using the Infinity bridge (you can cycle across the bridge). There are some great river views along the way.
There are also several circular routes to explore around Middlesbrough. If you are feeling adventurous why not plan your route to the start and end of your chosen route using the Middlesbrough walking and cycling map online:
- Pallister Park – Stewart Park (2 miles) (one of three)
- Stewart Park – Newham Grange (1.5 miles) (two of three)
- Newham Grange – Hemlington Lake (1.25 miles) (three of three)
- Hemlington Lake (3.5 miles)
- Marton West Loop (5 miles) This loop includes the play park, Poole Hospital fish ponds and the golf course
- Riverside Loop (6 miles)
- Coulby Newham (9 miles) This route includes Fairy Dell, Newham Grange Country Farm and several play parks.