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Let’s Celebrate East Cleveland Villages!

Ride the Klondike again! The challenge is on! Famous teams and champion riders are to descend upon East Cleveland on the 29th April at 12:00pm, for a second year, for what has become a Spring classic!

East Cleveland Villages BIG Local has the pleasure and can proudly announce we are delighted to be sponsoring a second year of the hugely successful East Cleveland KLONDIKE Grand Prix, part of the Spring Series HSBC Elite Cycling Series with British Cycling being raced through the villages of East Cleveland, on Sunday 29th April 2018. Velo29 our Race Event Organisers are busy liaising with the top teams and British Cycling to make this year even more competitive and exciting.

The challenging route was designed at just under 100 miles, the start and finish being at Westgate, Guisborough where the ‘peloton’ (riders, police and team cars) will head out onto track, this year, the Klondike has been re-designed in which to incorporate Dunsdale and New Marske before entering onto course at Four Lane Ends.  Here the riders will start a figure of eight through the villages of East Cleveland.

The circuit is completed x3 times with a final lap using just the first loop before racing back to Guisborough for a nail-biting finish.  The race starts at 12.00 prompt and should finish around 4.00pm.

This is the start of an ambitious Tourism strategy to place East Cleveland back firmly on the Map as a visitor destination, showcasing beautiful heritage, coastland, woodland and moorland whilst taking in breath-taking scenery.

Last year saw we asked for the villages and community to dress their villages and towns, ‘golden’ yellow and dark green, throwing open the doors for all to come, see and enjoy a day of events, activities in the villages, whilst having fun and waving those flags to watch the professionals race around East Cleveland.

Why not have a look at some of the photos and fun on the Klondike facebook page, (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 CAN GET INVOLVED from baking, knitting, drawing, designing, painting, planting to talking to each other about the Klondike…  why not enquire what’s going on around you, if you would like any help, get in touch below.

Let’s make this a this year another 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, remember East Cleveland and visit again!

The East Cleveland Klondike is part sponsored by Redcar and Cleveland Council working in partnership with Velo29 in which to bring you a safe and enjoyable 2018 East Cleveland Klondike Grand Prix.

The Route

Check out the map below to view the route the race will take:

Start/Finish Guisborough

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Dunsdale

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New Marske

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Skelton

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Boosbeck

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Lingdale

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Kilton

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Carlin How

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Skinningrove

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Loftus

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Liverton Mines

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Liverton Village

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Easington

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Brotton

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Saltburn

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Margrove Park

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Charltons

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Race FAQs

Please see the information below to help you get prepared for the day
if you are heading to the East Cleveland Klondike Grand Prix:

What time should I arrive?

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

What will I need?

Please bring warm clothes, camping chairs and snacks to the road side. It’s early in the year and the climate can change.

What is the route?

Feel free to use the interactive map on this site or alternatively print a route map and rider list from the Velo29 website before the event

Where can I park?

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!

When & Where is the finish?

 Head to Guisborough to enjoy the finish and prize giving between 15:00 – 16:30

How can I get involved with the day?

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

Will there be road closures?

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.

Dog Friendly?

Dogs are more than welcome to join but please ensure they are not let off their leads at any point.

Taking Photographs

Please don’t stand in the road even to get a photo. Riders can approach at up to 50mph

Watching the Race

Don’t cross the road once the lead car has past, the race will be coming soon!

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Be a Race Ambassador!

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.

  • We need help from mature, responsible volunteers.
  • Their roles will vary, from working with the traffic management Team out on the main course, to covering junctions in the Town Centre.
  • CTM will provide input to all volunteers, to ensure that every volunteer fully understands (and is 100% comfortable with) their role.
  • This is a genuinely exciting opportunity to get involved with a professional cycle race. You will be fully prepared and briefed to carry out the various roles, all of which will (effectively) consist of explaining to motorists what is occurring and how long for.

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Get in Touch

Have any questions about the Klondike? Get in touch below!