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 14th April at 9:00AM, for a third 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 third 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 14th April 2019. 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 Ladies circuit is completed x2 times  The Ladies race starts at 9.00 prompt and should finish around 12.00pm.

The Mens circuit is completed x3 times. The Mens race starts at 13:30 prompt and should finish around 17:30.

The Youth race starts at 13:30 prompt and should finish around 16:30.

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 2019 East Cleveland Klondike Grand Prix.

The Route

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

Travel Information

Click on the buttons below to download printable .pdf of road closures and travel information.

Click on your town to see what’s going on…

Start/Finish Guisborough

What’s going on?


Easter Egg Hunt Around Guisborough Town

Sunnyfield House

Face painters will be located at Sunnyfield House

Birds Of Prey

Judging of Easter bonnet Competition and Painted boiled Egg Competiton

Westgate Road

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.

Cleveland Mountain Rescue Exhibition and Stall


Community Mosaic Making – creating a community mosaic to celebrate the 900th Anniversary

Childrens Art Activity

St Nicholas Parish Church

Refreshments throughout the day

Face Painting

Drumming Workshope

Craft Stalls

Stage outside (Weather Permitting) with Vintage bikes


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Boosbeck Community Centre

Entertainment – Whippet Up CIC

Lucky Bags

Crafts for Kids

Workshops leading up to Klondike

Carlin How / Skinningrove

What’s going on?


Village Wide

Window, Garden Competition

Carlin How Club / Car Park


Face Painter

Children’s Characters

Bling your Bike

Doctor Bike

Craft Activities

Exercise Buzz Sessions with Karen Winspear

Children’s Smoothie Bike


Village Square

Steel Band

There will be a Shuttle Bus from Skinningrove to Carlin how + Return


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Bouncy Castle

Badminton and Rounders


Hot and Cold Drinks

Cakes and Biscuits

Raffle Prizes

Tombola Prizes

Childrens Goodie Bags


What’s going on?


Play Park


Children’s Activities


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Village Hall


Drawing Competition

Children’s Entertainment – Marco Circus

Seatones The Female singing group


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Village Hall

Rodeo Bull

Bouncy Castle

Children’s Sumo Suits

Adults Super Hero Suits


Face Painting

Smoothie Bike

Giant Games

Tombola/ Raffle

Marske Fisherman’s Choir

Liverton Mines

What’s going on?


Village Hall

Village hall will be open serving refreshments and Hot & cold food during the day

9 – 11:30am Bacon and Sausage Buns

11:30am – 2:30pm Hot Dogs and Burgers

2:30 – 4:30pm Scones with Strawberries




Guess the Name

Cake Stall


What’s going on?

More info coming soon


Luke Senior Hall

THU 4 April – 7pm – 9pm: Klondike Karaoke’ Golden Oldies

TUE 9 April – 7pm – 9pm: Bike Drive (similar to a Beetle Drive) Pie & Peas £2

SAT 13 April – 10am – 11.30am: Klondike Coffee morning

SAT 20 April – 10am – 12 noon: Klondike Coffee morning

Loftus Town Hall

SAT 6 April – 10am – 12 noon: Launch event Coffee Tea, Refreshments and Find out ‘What’s On’ this week.

FRI 12 April – 6pm – 8pm: LOFTUS’ GOT TALENT Open stage contest Fund raising even

SUN 14 April 10am – 5pm: Coffee Cakes & Hospitality Also includes
a stunning display of local cycling jerseys

The Old Co-Op Building

TUE 9 April – 10am – 12 noon: LCF CHAT Club event, Klondike Photos from 2018, Coffee & Tea Refreshment

Coronation Park

WED 10 April 3.30 – 5.30: The Kids’ Klondike, Pre-school to under 11s,
Trikes + bikes + scooters + balance bikes + wheelchairs Free entry & Prizes for all ‘riders’

SUN 14 April – 10am – 5pm: ‘Lark in the Park’ Traditional fun games for all the family.
Affordable fun at 10p a go. Prizes Musical Entertainment.
Food available Access to LY&CC and Duncan Place


THU 11 April 10am – 4pm: Minibus Trip on Klondike route Coffee stop & Lunch
en route Single circuit around East Cleveland Loftus CHAT Club event

Loftus Youth & Community Centre

SAT 13 April 1pm – 4pm:’Wheel of Fortune’ & LCF Bingo

The Station Hotel

SUN 14 April 10am – 12noon: Charity Coffee Morning, Proceeds for oxygen equipment

Market Place

SUN 14: A Touch of Brass – Brass ensemble

Temperance Square

SUN 14: Triple Dee Dance Troupe

New Marske

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What’s going on?




What’s going on?


Children’s Play Park (nr the Hollybush activity centre)

Children’s Entertainer

Tea in the Park

Car Park Area of Hollybush Activity Centre

Fish & Chip Van

Hollybush Activity Centre

Tombola & raffle

Refreshments & Cake Sale

Face Paining

Guess the name of the Teddy

Fancy Dress

Easter Theme Activities – Decorated Eggs, Egg Hunt, Easter Bonnet


Skelton High Street

9.00 – 1.00pm Steelpans Band Private Land FOSCO

1.00 – 5.00pm Circus Skills Private Land FOSCO

Puma dancers performing Private Land FOSCO

Community Fire Station

Treasure Trail – Ringrose Orchard

Craft Sessions – Oopsie Daisies

Puma dancers performing Private Land FOSCO

Community Fire Station will be open



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 Ladies race will depart from the Market Place at 9:00am. The Gents race will depart the Market Place at 1:30pm. 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. Council car parks will be offering suspending parking charges from Saturday the 13th 5pm up until Monday the 15th 10am. 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 12:00 – 17:30

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!


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.

Latest Tweet

  • Welcome to the East Cleveland Klondike Grand Prix Official Twitter Page! #bike #bikerace #eastcleveland #uk 3 years ago

Get in Touch

Have any questions about the Klondike or want to volunteer? Get in touch below!