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Cycling news and events

Find the latest information about cycling events and activities in County Durham including the annual Tour Series race in Durham City in May.


National Cycling Network route 14

The National Cycling Network route 14 alongside the River Wear between Baths Bridge and Old Durham has now reopened. The new wider tarmac surface means it is a viable route for those commuting across the city. The path continues to be shared with pedestrians and care should be taken of other people using the path.

Tour series

In an evening of exciting sporting action on 22 May, the men's criterium will be joined by the Tour's first ever hill climb race - a gruelling 500m up the cobbles of South Street - and a new race pitting some of the country's finest female riders against each other.

Now in its tenth season, The Tour Series - which is organised by the team behind the Tour of Britain - is a unique team-based, televised series of city centre cycle races.

Durham has hosted the Tour's men's races since 2010, and previous contests have seen stars such as Olympic, world and European team pursuit champion Ed Clancy, Teesside's Harry Tanfield - who this week won a Commonwealth Games silver medal - and UCI Road World Championships junior time trial champion Tom Pidcock battling it out for one hour of racing, plus 5 laps.

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Details of the teams and riders for this year's race have been announced - see Top teams go head to head in Tour Series for details.

For spectator information including race start times and parking information visit The Tour Series


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