Redcar Active Travel

Redcar Active Travel Hub is a mobile service that delivers Active Travel Projects in and around the borough.

The service is in place to assist people to make steps towards leading a healthier life style.

Various activities are offered to allow people to participate; some of which are listed below:

Guided Walks

A programme of guided walks is available in and around the borough throughout the year. The walks are aimed at individuals or groups that are interested in becoming more active. Walking routes can be tailored to suit individual needs and training can be provided to allow people to lead walks themselves. As a volunteer Walk Leader, you would be helping people get active and healthy, showing people that walking really can make a difference to their lives. So why not come and join us? Its fun, free and a great way discover more about your local area!

Guided Rides

A programme of guided rides that take place in and around the borough of Redcar is available throughout the year. All rides are led by qualified Ride Leaders and equipment can be provided where necessary. Taking part in a guided ride is a great way to become more active, meet new people and discover more about your local area. Routes can be tailored to suit individual needs so whether you want to improve your health, or find an easier route to any destination, we have a ride that is suitable for you.

Basic Cycle Maintenance Training

The Active Travel Hub also offers Cycle Maintenance courses to the general public, community groups and local businesses. The courses cover the basic maintenance of a bike can be accredited if required. The courses are available upon request and delivery can be tailored to suit individual needs.

Cycle Recycle

In addition to the above, Cycle Recycle courses are also available. Participants on Cycle Recycle work on the restoration of a redundant bike to enable it to be re-used. Through the project, they learn how to fix common faults and how to ride the bike safely. At the end of the programme, the participants are able to keep the bike they have been working on. Again, these courses can be tailored to suit individual needs and can be accredited if required.

Dr Bike

The Active Travel Hub delivers Dr. Bike sessions in the community where small repairs and maintenance can be carried out. These sessions are useful for workplace enrichments and community events as they assist users in maintaining their bike to allow for continued use. Cycle safety checks can also be carried, out along with maintenance demonstrations. These session can also be delivered in Schools and Colleges and are particularly useful prior to students being involved in further cycling initiatives such as learn to ride, summer activities or Bikeability training.

For further information on any of the above or for any enquiries on how to get involved please contact Middlesbrough Environment City.

Tel: 01642 579820 or email: info@menvcity.org.uk