The biggest teams and riders will descend upon East Cleveland on the 2nd April at 12:00pm for what will become an early season classic!
East Cleveland Villages BIG Local has commissioned a Spring Elite Cycling Grand Prix to be part of British Cycling Series Cup to be raced through East Cleveland, on Sunday 2nd April 2017. The race has been approved by British Cycling and has been in partnership with Velo29.
The route goes through and past East Cleveland Villages, to showcase our beautiful coast, woodland and moorland taking in the breath-taking scenery East Cleveland has to offer.
This is the start of an ambitious Tourism strategy to place East Cleveland back on the Map as a visitor destination.
We are asking for all the community to get behind the Klondike GP and ‘get onboard’ by coming out on the day, decorating your area, (think Tour de Yorkshire only our colours are Dark Green and ‘Golden’ Yellow), it doesn’t matter how old you are or what you do, everyone from baking, knitting, drawing, designing, painting, planting to talking to each other about the bike race… Let’s make this a day to remember, funding has been secured for 3-years in which to build on this fantastic event to celebrate, show pride and community spirit whilst enticing visitors to come to East Cleveland.
Check out the map below to view the route the race will take:
St Nicholas Church open – festival of bikes, schools to showcase their art work, opportunity to learn about the history of the Bike. Two decorated bikes from St. Paulinus and Chaloner, Two vintage tandems, Various craft stalls
Refreshments, & the 200th anniversary of the bike exhibition.
St Nicholas’s church will be open to all for Coffee, Cake and Tea
Guisborough Town Hall will have representatives available on the day to listen and tell
people about the ongoing works
Guisborough Masonic Lodge, will be open for tea, coffee & cake
Bike Scene to showcase their current range of Race and Mountain bikes
Children’s Soft Archery to take place in Gisborough Priory
Gisborough Priory open to all, walk around the historic grounds and gardens look at the fantastic works by the Priory Project
Sunnyfield house will have an information stand listing details about current events and activities in the area.
Guisborough Businesses will be open
Car Park open from 11am to accommodate 200 cars
Leisure Centre open for welfare facilities
Bouncy castle and 3 other rides available at £1 per go
New school open for a limited number of tours.
To accommodate the start and finish of the race Westgate, Guisborough to be closed to all traffic from 6am until 6pm. Car Parking in Westgate will also be suspended from Saturday evening until after the event on Sunday. Residents and visitors are asked to use other car parking facilities signed around the town centre. Car Parking charges in Council owned car parks will therefore be suspended from 5pm Saturday until 10am Monday 3rd April 2017. Buses will also be diverted around Westgate with temporary bus stops provided at suitable locations.
No Events Scheduled
No Events Scheduled
Village Hall Open, Coffee & Tea served with cake
School opening gates to allow residents to park in school grounds.
Top house open
Bottom house open
Fish and chip shop and other shops open
Treasure hunt on Saturday
Raffle for 2 new Mountain Bike – licence attained through RCBC raffle
Darts and pool match Friday night
Tug of war and mountain bike sessions held in school grounds on the Saturday
Browns Leisure are providing bouncy castle, swingochairs to be sited – green area behind top house.
At “Historic Bicycle Frieze” opposite Post Office, Performance by Unicyclist / Juggler / Balloon Shaper, Judging of “Best dressed-up bike / scooter” of Lingdale Primary School Pupils.
Village Hall From 12 noon: Rodeo Bull – Free Bouncy Castle – Free Face Painting – Tombola. Raffle (Draw at 3.30pm): New Child’s Bicycle, Hair Cut & Blow Dry by Statik – Hamper from Ali’s Store. Tea / Coffee / Refreshments available.
Performances by: “The “”CLEVELAND UKULELE BAND” & The well known Duo: 2pm to 3pm. “NO REGRETS” 4pm to 5.30pm. BINGO – Cash Prizes – 6 pm. ST. CHAD’S From 11.30am: RAFFLE (Draw at 3 pm) 3 Bicycle Cakes / Meat Platter / Meal for 2 at The Tavern. Tombola, Sale of Homemade produce, Bacon butties, tea and coffee.
More info coming soon
Hosting a poster competition and will decorate the community centre with the posters.
On the day we will be keeping the community centre open for Soup and Sandwiches, during the race time. We plan to have some music ( not confirmed yet) Street Entertainment, Face Painting, fun and games in the Doorstep Green including a Golden Bike Treasure Hunt !
The community centre will be ticket only after 3pm as its capacity is 100 in the interest of safety. The day will end with a party and presentation of winners
Loftus ACCORD has coordinated activities leading up to the Klondike Race on Sunday 2nd April 2017. Yellow and green bunting is to decorate the street and flags have been designed for distribution to children lining the route. The race will pass through Loftus SIX times (three times up Loftus Bank to Station Rd and on to Liverton, plus three times from Easington through Loftus to Carlin How).
Tea and coffee and refreshments will be available at the Town Hall for race marshals, ambassadors and the general public. Public toilets near the Town Hall and at West End will be open all day.
Neighbourhood Watch have arranged for anyone’s cycle to be security post coded near Loftus Town Hall.
Scouts are looking to see if they can run a slowest bike competition, and just off the high street there will be a smoothie bike Dr Bike giving bicycle maintenance and tips.
RCBC Health Improvement team will be offering lifestyle tips and Blood pressure checks.
Cleveland Potash are having a display in the Town Hall.
Other facilities will open on the day including the Old Coop Building ‘Hub’ café.
Loftus Youth & Community Centre will be open from 10am to 2pm when Loftus Rainbows, Brownies and Guides will host a ‘Cycle Café’ for drinks, snacks and ‘Pie & Peas’. Please support them.
As the race passes through Loftus the public will be entertained by a ‘Touch of Brass’ in the Market Place and also in the Town Hall. Traditional style banners portraying local scenes will also be on display.
Loftus shops are to decorate their windows with a ‘Treasure Hunt’ for bikes ‘hidden’ in window displays.
Some cycles to be decorated by the ‘Knit and Natter’ Group. Scarecrow figures made by members of Loftus Women’s Institute will make an appearance. Members of the public are invited to paint old bikes. Public Houses and some shops will be open. Some will secure painted cycles above their bay windows. Local companies have provided four schools with materials to make flags for use on the day of the race. Winning designs made by the children will feature on next year’s Loftus flags.
Tricycle Trek / KlonBike circuits for very young children at Coronation Park on Thursday 30th March which is being organised by Loftus Community Forum over a short course with a small number of laps based on age and ability. Children must be supervised by an accompanying adult around a short route in the park anytime between 4pm and 5.30pm for children of Pre-school age Reception Year 1 and Year 2. Stabilisers are allowed and every child taking part will win a prize. ENTRY IS FREE. There will be a Mini Egg ‘prize’ for each participating child.
On Wed 5th April at Loftus Town Hall the Rainbows will have a Bike/Scooter Night from 5pm – 6pm; the Brownies will have a Cycle Badge Night from 6pm – 7.30pm followed by the Guides Cycle Skills Night from 7.30 – 9pm.
R&C to locate the ‘smoothie bike’ at a suitable point if available. Venue Date and Time to be arranged.
The emphasis will be on safe cycling, exercise and healthy lifestyles.
It is hoped St Joseph RC Primary School will enjoy a visit from the British Cycling group who are to pilot
a scheme with regional funding organised through a R&C officer, to take place after this year’s race.
A race bike and other equipment is featured. This may be extended to other schools before the 2018 race.
Photo Competition We are also inviting people to post their photos of any Loftus events and the Klondike Race on to the Loftus ACCORD Facebook Page. The three photos adjudged the best will win a prize of £30, £20 or £10 and may be used to promote the race in future years.
More info coming soon
Village Hall is open, serving tea coffees and doing arts and crafts
Liverton Village is hosting a weekend of events to celebrate the Klondike Cycle Event.
Saturday 1st April,
7pm – late,
Liverton Village Hall.
Tickets £10 01287 644932 m07979508071
(Supper & 2 beer tokens)
Sunday April 2nd
Liverton Village Hall will be open throughout the day for light refreshments, home made soup, sandwiches and baking. Afternoon Tea
Something for all the family
Liverton has its own country pub – The Waterwheel Inn will be open as usual with a range of beers and menus.
Liverton Mines Village Hall will be open from 11.30am until around 3.00pm, there will be glitter tattoos, Face painting, balloon twisting, arts and crafts, refreshments and snacks.
Knitted bikes and badgers positioned out on race route, High street, Village hall open teas, coffees and cakes being served
The theatre are serving pie and peas and there will be a bar.
The Parish Council offices, on Marske Mill Lane will be open and serving light refreshments.
The Library will be open 12 -4 and there will be a smoothie bike, Marco Circus Skills, Face Painting, Glitter tattoos, ballooning and crafts.
SCAA (Saltburn Community & Arts Association) will be serving pie and peas and ice creams from 12-4pm and the bar will be open. They will also have bar, pie and peas and also ice creams 12-4pm.
Marske Brass Band will be playing on Marske Mill Lane, outside the Parish Council offices, as the riders go past
The Saltburn Yarn Bombers and knitters from Ripping Yarns have been busy and their work will be displayed at the top of Saltburn Bank
Saltburn Learning Campus car park will be open for visitors to park in
Painted bikes have been put in various locations throughout Saltburn by the Parish Council
Many businesses will be opening just for the day
No Events Scheduled
Village hall open with tea and coffee, local public houses open.
Please see the information below to help you get prepared for the day
if you are heading to the East Cleveland Klondike Grand Prix:
The race will depart from the Market Place at 12:00. Please arrive ahead of schedule, the race can go quicker or slower than planned
Please bring warm clothes, camping chairs and snacks to the road side. It’s early in the year and the climate can change.
Please plan your parking. While the race is passing you won’t be able to access the road for around 15 minutes each lap. Please don’t park on the roadside on the race course, find a safe off the road position. The race route needs to be open and clear on the day of the race, known as a ‘clear way’ – and like ‘The Deep Cleans’ that are carried out in our villages, we are asking for you to park your car off the road (race route), this is for the Safety of Everyone and it means you get a clear view of the race coming, it will be fast!
Head to Guisborough to enjoy the finish and prize giving between 15:00 – 16:30
If you’re interested in volunteering you can to do so here or alternatively feel free to post images and comments to Facebook or Twitter during the event using the official hashtag #eastclevelandklondikegp
The race will involve riders cycling along in a peloton (essentially a bubble of Police motorcycles at front and back); in order to ensure the complete safety of competitors a rolling road closure will be implemented and managed by Community Traffic Management and the Police. The rolling closure will mean traffic will be stopped for around 15 minutes to allow the ‘bubble’ to pass through safely. Inevitably this will cause minor disruption, however both the traffic management company and the Police will aim to get traffic moving as soon as possible and when it is safe to do so. To assist with the safety of all those involved ‘traffic marshals’ will be situated throughout the race route.
Dogs are more than welcome to join but please ensure they are not let off their leads at any point.
Please don’t stand in the road even to get a photo. Riders can approach at up to 50mph
Don’t cross the road once the lead car has past, the race will be coming soon!
The Klondike has been designed to take in as many of our beautiful villages and the spectacular scenery we are so privileged to live within. However, by passing through so many residential areas and by finishing with several circuits around Guisborough Town Centre, it presents a highly technical challenge with regards to closing the roads.
We are looking for support for the traffic management teams and ALSO for you to talk positively about the race to others to help make it happen.
Have any questions about the Klondike? Get in touch below!