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.
Check out the map below to view the route the race will take:
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…
Easter Egg Hunt Around Guisborough Town
Face painters will be located at Sunnyfield House
Birds Of Prey
Judging of Easter bonnet Competition and Painted boiled Egg Competiton
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
Stage outside (Weather Permitting) with Vintage bikes
Boosbeck Community Centre
Entertainment – Whippet Up CIC
Crafts for Kids
Workshops leading up to Klondike
Window, Garden Competition
Carlin How Club / Car Park
Bling your Bike
Exercise Buzz Sessions with Karen Winspear
Children’s Smoothie Bike
There will be a Shuttle Bus from Skinningrove to Carlin how + Return
Badminton and Rounders
Hot and Cold Drinks
Cakes and Biscuits
Childrens Goodie Bags
Children’s Entertainment – Marco Circus
Seatones The Female singing group
Children’s Sumo Suits
Adults Super Hero Suits
Marske Fisherman’s Choir
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
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
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
SUN 14: A Touch of Brass – Brass ensemble
SUN 14: Triple Dee Dance Troupe
Children’s Play Park (nr the Hollybush activity centre)
Tea in the Park
Car Park Area of Hollybush Activity Centre
Fish & Chip Van
Hollybush Activity Centre
Tombola & raffle
Refreshments & Cake Sale
Guess the name of the Teddy
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
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 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
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. 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!
Head to Guisborough to enjoy the finish and prize giving between 12:00 – 17:30
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 or want to volunteer? Get in touch below!