To provide secure cycle parking and general cycling related assistance to those visiting the town by bike.
Middlesbrough Cycle Centre is one of two town centre parking facilities in the Tees Valley. Located in the Bus Station in the centre of town it is a prime location for commuters and shoppers alike. Committed to promoting cycling in Middlesbrough, it provides free secure indoor cycle parking along with showers, changing facilities and an information centre. Shopmobility Scooter and Wheel Chair hire is also available, along with a free to use Bike Library service. Members can leave their cycles safe and secure while they go about their business. The Cycle Centre also delivers learn to ride sessions and accredited road safety training (National Standards and Bikeability). The information centre provides route and touring maps, cycle guides, and other information to enable riders to access routes to work and for leisure activities throughout the Tees Valley. Guided ride instructors are available to lead rides in and around Middlesbrough. These can be used for something as simple as planning a cycle route into work, to leading a group on a tour of the local area and routes. Cycle Maintenance courses are available through our Bike Academy training facility.
So why not join the ever growing band of cyclists who are members of Middlesbrough Cycle Centre? Membership is FREE! Simply pop into the centre with some form of identification, complete a membership form and access the facilities straight away.
THE ever-popular Middlesbrough Town Meal is just around the corner – and everyone’s invited to take part or tuck in.
The Town Meal is an annual celebration of the growing projects that have run throughout the year, with community groups and individual families reaping the rewards of growing their own fruit and vegetables in locations across the town.
Growing Middlesbrough is a town wide initiative to improve access to local food – that is food that has been grown or produced within 50 miles of the town. It acts as a network of local food producers, retailers and enthusiasts that work together to satisfy customer demands.
The ability to buy local food is something that is becoming of more concern to everyone right now. We are starting to care about what we eat and where it actually comes from. Whether it has been grown or produced locally, whether vegetables or meat, more people want to go local for food. It doesn’t just support the local economy, but also reduces your carbon footprint significantly.
The following website can provide you with information and more on how to get involved with Growing Middlesbrough. Whether you are a grower and/or producer of good local food, or even a local caterer looking to highlight the tastes of the region, we would be more than happy to welcome you to the family.
Our horticulture courses vary by season throughout the year and cover the following subjects:
- Vegetable and fruit growing: Growing food from seed, planning and soil management.
- Orchard pruning and management: Fruit tree pruning, care and propagation.
- Horticultural machinery use: Risk assessment, maintenance and safe use of petrol powered mower, brush cutter and hedge trimmer.
Middlesbrough Environment City is working in partnership with Incredible Edible in the North East of England to create kind, confident and connected communities through the power of food.
For over 10 years Middlesbrough has been a Fairtrade Town and has ran a full range of events and campaigns. Middlesbrough successfully renewed its Fairtrade status in March 2018.
Middlesbrough Food Power is working to tackle the rising level of food insecurity across Middlesbrough, by supporting people with effective advice, useful skills and a strong support network. Creating an easy sign posting tool and confidence throughout organisations and individuals wanting to make a change throughout Middlesbrough.
This year’s Town Meal takes place on Saturday 14th September, from 12pm to 4pm in Centre Square, Middlesbrough between the Town Hall and MIMA.
The Town Meal is a celebration of the growing projects that have run throughout the year, with community groups and individual families reaping the rewards of growing their own fruit and vegetables in locations across the town. Donations of this produce go towards the Town Meal which is cooked by school cooking staff from Middlesbrough schools. The meal is free to all who attend.
Cold Homes are unpleasant to live in and can make health conditions worse. We can help make your home warm and keep you healthy during the winter months.