Posts Tagged ‘cycling’

Top Marks – Your Local Bicycle Mechanic

December 14, 2011 Leave a comment

Bicycle repair. Electric bike repair. Bicycle engineering. Bicycle Re-Cycle service.

TopMark’s Workshop is a free home-based maintenance and repair workshop dedicated to helping you get your bicycle back on track. All you need to do to take full advantage of this service is make a small donation. Donations start from £5 for basic repairs to £10 for more advanced repairs. (This excludes parts) all I ask in return is that you give generously as the money you donate will help towards the building and running of a workshop and in return for your generous donation you will have your bike serviced or repaired.

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The Good Mountain Biking Guide: Deerness Valley

November 25, 2011 Leave a comment

Ushaw Moor and Deerness Valley mentioned in the Good Mountain Bike Guide.

A great place to off-road, superb scenery.

Find OUT more !

The Good Mountain Biking Guide: England & Wales: Active Maps Limited: Books.

m2A Project – young People Working with Bikes

November 5, 2011 Leave a comment



Mpower2Achieve enables young people in the UK to re-engage with education by working with bikes.

Mpower2Achieve [M2A] projects:

are bespoke training and development courses designed for young people

can offer a practical and non-academic alternative to mainstream education

enable learning of new skills and development of existing skills

centre on repairing, maintaining and improving bicycles

transform attitude and behaviour

boost confidence

M2A works in tandem with bikes4Africa, jole rider’s project delivering refurbished bikes to Africa. Applying their skills to bicycles which will change lives for young people just like them in Africa delivers a real sense of what young people’s actions can achieve.

M2A enables young people to transform their negative views of themselves, through gaining vocational skills, and develop a sense of ownership and pride, by completing practical projects.

If you think an M2A course would benefit students at your school or young people you work with, please contact us.

via m2A Project.

Walking and Cycling in County Durham – England – UK – Cicerone

February 14, 2011 1 comment

Bearpark, Broompark and Brandon


Distance 13km (8 miles)

Terrain Easy, low-level field paths and old railway trackbeds

Start/finish Deerness Centre, Ushaw Moor – GR236423

Maps OS Landranger 88; Explorer 308

Refreshments Pubs at Bearpark and Brandon, or off-route at Broompark and Ushaw Moor

Transport Regular daily buses serve Ushaw Moor, Bearpark, Broompark and Brandon from Durham city.


Ushaw Moor lies just to the west of Durham city. Dispel any notions of a moorland walk, as the area is well cultivated and well settled. The starting point is a leisure centre and the route visits the villages of Bearpark, Broompark and Brandon. There are short stretches of railway paths, including the junction of the Lanchester Valley Railway Path, Deerness Valley Railway Path and Brandon to Bishop Auckland Walk. The route explores the valleys of the River Browney and River Deerness, with the ruins of Beaurepaire seen in the early stages. Views are occasionally wide-ranging, with Durham Cathedral often popping up as a reference point.

via Walking and Cycling in County Durham – England – UK – Cicerone.

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Facebook | Durham Cycling Club

Durham Cycling Club The weather is looking good for Sunday you can’t beat a bicycle ride in the Durham countryside, why not join us on our first club ride

via Facebook | Durham Cycling Club.

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Broompark To Langley Park MTB route – Google Maps

An easy route – great for kids. About 8 miles its a flat route that goes one way and then turns around and comes back.

There are shops and pubs in Langley Park, so you could make this a lunch time stop. Alternatively bring a picnic and stop off en-route or at Beaurepaire ( see Placemark 7 & 8). Or visit Diggerland Theme Park which is 100 yards from the route.

199 views – Public

Created on Jul 4, 2007 – Updated Jul 4, 2007

By Man Monkey

via Broompark To Langley Park MTB route – Google Maps.

Plans to improve pathways – Sunderland Echo

April 16, 2010 Leave a comment

Plans to improve pathways

Published Date: 12 April 2010

PATHS and cycleways on the outskirts of a city are to be improved thanks to a cash boost.

The Mid Durham Rural West Area Action Partnership (AAP) is supporting the development of a master plan to renovate three railway foot and cycle paths that cut through the area.

Durham County Council’s countryside rangers will work closely with community groups and schools to identify designs for 12 potential focal points along the old lines.

The routes are linked to the villages of Castleside, Lanchester, Langley Park, Waterhouses, Esh Winning, Ushaw Moor, New Brancepeth, Brancepeth, Brandon, Meadowfield and Langley Moor.

All three lines will connect at Broom Park.

It is hoped the areas will also benefit from sculptures and natural play facilities created to blend in with the local environments.

The proposals will be developed between April and September.

The project will be led by countryside rangers but will include input from parish councils, schools, health, leisure and community representatives.

Kath Currie, chairwoman of the AAP, said: “This particular project manages to cut across all three of our key issues, improving cycle ways, increasing volunteers and community pride and developing more outdoor provision for young people and families.”

via Plans to improve pathways – Sunderland Echo.