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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

What’s going on?

Events

YOUTH RACES –  Guisborough Town Council sponsor the NORTHERN JUNIOR LEAGUE – X3 Races (children aged 6-16) bringing the North’s Finest Children and Young people to Guisborough to race around the town centre circuit (Westgate). Racing starts at 12.15.

A Birds of Prey Display – Sunnyfield House front garden – 12noon – 4pm.

Two face painters to be located at Sunnyfield House – inside the building on the ground

floor if poor weather or outside in the garden if good weather – 12noon – 4pm.

Circus skills workshop in Chaloner Mews, Chaloner Street – 12noon – 4pm.

Ukulele band musical performance at the Market Cross area of Guisborough from 12noon

onwards.

Juice Bike in Westgate Road at the side of Sunnyfield House – 12noon – 4pm.

Sports Ambassadors – Promote Tees Valley Sport – famous sporting people from the North advocating sport and activity

Bike Scene – promoting and enhancing the different types of bikes from racing, leisure and mountain bikes and showcasing the new electric bikes that are currently on the market.

Guisborough Town Hall  – Drama presentation inside St Nicks Parish Church as well as giving out literature at the Town Hall about the new successful award of funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund

The Priory Project – Priory Grounds 

AP Adventures – ‘Soft Archery’ activity – Have a go session for public, using ‘safe’ (sucker-tipped) arrows

MTB Guisborough – Mountain bike taster sessions for kids run by qualified MTB coaches from MTB Guisborough. This will be a supervised activity using small obstacles, suitable for kids aged 6 – 16. Kids will ride their own bikes (if pass mechanical safety check). Contact details: Nick Piper, email: coaching@mtbguisborough.com

Yoga – Yoga for children and their carers

Session 1 Family Yoga:

Session 2 Children’s Yoga

Nature Trail – Children’s Trail through Gisborough Priory grounds.

St Nicholas Church 

Arch Bishop Visit to East Cleveland he is coming to see the work of the people of East Cleveland moving around the villages

Drumming workshops – Come and have a go at the Drumming

Cleveland Mountain Rescue – Promoting the work of Cleveland Mountain Rescue Team, to increase our profile, to engage with local people and to assist with raising funds to help the running of the team. There will be display boards depicting the history & activities of the team, a video of team activities, getting children involved in dressing up as a rescue team member and getting to use the stretcher and possibly some of the first aid equipment. There will be one of our vehicles and search dogs at the display as well. There will be other activities to involve people and some giveaways and merchandise.

A Squadron of storm troopers

History of the Bicycle exhibition

Craft stalls,

Facepainter,

Exhibits – Each Guisborough Cluster School has the opportunity to showcase their schools using the vision of the Klondike

Dunsdale

What’s going on?

Events

Hotdogs and refreshments to the residents of Dunsdale to watch the bike race go past – rcbc play park 

New Marske

What’s going on?

Events

More info coming soon

Skelton

What’s going on?

Events

Event hosted in Duke William pub car park. Commercial Food van, refreshments from Duke William, possible bouncy castle, tombolo, cake stall, balloon art and face painting.

Boosbeck

What’s going on?

Events

Boosbeck Community centre – Kids crafts, waffles, candyfloss and activities for all the family, teas and coffees and cake. Face painting, Caracture artist, Tom Rolfe /juggler magician /unicyclist. Raffle and Tombola/winbola. 

Jane Cuthbert street entertainer – Making a song with the kids and singing it on the day Music to go on a memory card and put into an old fashioned music box and played on the day with flags streamers and dancing in fancy dress. 

Treasure hunt on the morning of the Klondike. 

Tug of war behind the top house for Klondike cup on the Saturday 28th April

Klondike football – match one week after the Klondike. 

Fairground rides from Browns Landscaping and Leisure 

Lingdale

What’s going on?

Events

Village hall events – Rodeo Bull, Bouncy Castle, facepainting, tombola, raffles, competitions, tea and coffee and refreshments

Lingdale Tavern Public House – live bands, fresh food and beverages

Carlin How

What’s going on?

Events

 Entertainment

Steel Band – On the Green – paid for service with own PL insurance 

Children’s Characters – Entertaining the crowd and distributing  Flags- paid for service with own PL insurance 

Disco – After Party in the Community Centre

Activities

The rear of the Club Car Park –These are facilitated by RCBC staff excluding the Face Painter

Toddler/ Scooter Obstacle Course- 

Bling Station with a Focus on Safety.  Bells and Reflectors etc

Doctor Bike

Face  Painting

Community Centre

Large Display regarding cycle roots etc (engagement into physical activity ) RCBC

Bouncy Castle- Wobbly Wotnots – Wet Weather inside PL insurance

Refreshments will be served throughout the day,   – these are complementary and all volunteers are food hygiene trained. 

Celebration Cake and Presentation of Medals

This will be a free event although a raffle in the Community Centre will be available. 

Skinningrove

What’s going on?

Event

Village hall party after race.

Loftus

What’s going on?

More info coming soon

Events

Charity Coffee Morning 10am to 12 noon at The Station Hotel Loftus 

12 noon to 4pm Open House courtesy of Dave Fitzpatrick

Refreshments for Ambassadors and for the Public

in Loftus Town Hall from 12 noon to 3pm  Organised by Loftus Womens’ Institute

 ‘A Touch of Brass’  A variety of music in the Market Square (or Loftus Town Hall if wet) 12noon to 3pm

Childrens’ Art & Activities for all ages (Loftus Guides) – Loftus Town Hall

‘Picnic on the Green’ for Arlington Estate residents

Willow Tea Rooms – Tea and Cake 

Free Professional ID coding of bikes and other valuable positions outside Loftus Town Hall 

Smoothie Bike Loftus Town Hall 

Exhibition in Loftus Town Hall 12 noon to 3pm – ‘A History of Cycling in Loftus’

‘Picnic in the Park’ from 3pm to 6pm

Childrens’ games, stalls, entertainment, food – Coronation Park, Loftus

‘CELEBRATION PRESENTATION’ – Loftus Town Hall

FREE LIVE MUSIC NIGHT in the Station Hotel

Liverton Mines

What’s going on?

Events

Village hall open serving tea and coffee and children’s arts and crafts activities in the hall

Liverton Village

What’s going on?

Event

Village hall open serving refreshments and children’s art and crafts 

Easington

What’s going on?

Events

Village hall open, tea and coffee with birds of prey in garden

Brotton

What’s going on?

Events

Teas and Coffees, in Brotton St Margaret’s Parish Church, 

Teas and coffees on the avenue (own Residence).

Saltburn

What’s going on?

Events

Community Arts Centre – BBQ and refreshments

Saltburn Cricket Club – Cricket Match, Bowls Match, exercise bikes on carpark try your go at the Klondike Static bikes.

The Spa – Bikescene bikes on car park 

Margrove Park

What’s going on?

Events

N/A

Charltons

What’s going on?

Events

Village hall – arts and crafts and traditional games in the garden of the village hall.

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 or want to volunteer? Get in touch below!