Thursday, August 10, 2006

Cycle Rides

There are a number of council-led cycle rides coming up; details below. I will be going along to the Salters Circular ride on the 13th.

Salters Circular Off Road Ride
Sunday 13th August
Start: North Road Station 11am
Duration: 3 hours
Mostly following quiet roads this is a ride that covers some of the countryside north of the town – there is a sizeable portion of off road riding. This ride is suitable for mountain bikes.

More info from the council website:

CYCLISTS are being invited to join a ride taking in the quieter roads and green lanes of Darlington this weekend.

The Salters Circular ride, organised by Darlington Council, takes place on Sunday, August 13, and will lead cyclists through some of the countryside north of the town.

Much of the ride will be on loose surfaced paths and the event is most suitable for people with mountain or strong urban bikes.

Anyone interested in taking part should meet at North Road Station at 11am. There will be a refreshments break at Preston-le-Skerne and the ride will end at 2pm.

Women’s Ride to Walworth
Sunday 20th August
Start: Dolphin Centre 10am
Duration: 3 hours
A ride exclusively for women and led by women to Walworth stopping for ice cream at Archer’s Ice cream parlour. The ride will be suitable for women of all ages and abilities.

Nature Reserves Ride
Wednesday 23rd August
Start: Dolphin Centre 1pm
Duration: 2.5 hours
A ride for children accompanied by adults that visits a Local Nature Reserve. The ride will go along quiet roads and traffic free paths and there will be activities arranged by the countryside team on our arrival.

3 comments:

Steve said...

This weekend's one runs up to Preston Le Skerne, east of Newton Aycliffe & the A1, maybe further but thats the quoted lunch stop.

http://www.darlington.gov.uk/Generic/News/Cycle+Ride+Invitation.htm

I'll be along, so wave if you see a silver Giant bearing panniers.

Mike said...

Thanks for the link Steve, I've added the extra info.

I've ridden bits of the Salters Circular before, but never all of it as one route.

I'll be on either a white On-One Inbred or a singlespeed Kona Hahanna with a rack.

Mike said...

I've put a (very brief) write-up of the ride on my website: Salters Circular Guided Ride.

Nice to meet you Steve.