Our new cycling and walking centre, which offers everything from free bike parking to guided rides and walks, has opened on Stockton High Street.
‘The Hub’ has relocated from Bridge Street to the former Burton’s shop, which has been brought back to life through a beautiful restoration by Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council.The Hub is managed by us and offers free bike parking and a wealth of free information, advice and training on all things walking and cycling. The Hub team runs weekly guided walks and rides around Stockton, and training courses on cycle maintenance, learning to ride, and on-road cycling. There are also free drop-in bike MOTs every Thursday morning, run by qualified volunteer mechanics.
Andy Elliott, our manager at The Hub said: “The Hub is a great place to find out more about getting more active and healthy in and around Stockton. There are regular walks and bike rides for all abilities, as well as bike storage and maintenance. It’s a really friendly and social way to exercise and a much cheaper form of transport than the car! We’re open every weekday - come along and find out more.”
Councillor Mike Smith, Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council’s Cabinet Member for Environment and Transport, said: “This is another great example of the Council investing in sustainable travel in the Borough.
“The Hub was the first centre of its kind in the UK and provides a brilliant service to our residents, offering advice on everything from your school run to your daily commute.
“Moving The Hub to such a prime location at the heart of Stockton High Street makes it worthy of its name. It also happens to be a great example of what the Council can achieve when it steps in and takes control of an empty building.
“This beautiful old building was standing empty but we have been able to step in and take control – renovating it to a very high standard and finding a new use for it, in this case, as the home of a valuable public service.
“I would encourage anybody to see what the service can do for them. I bet there are many attractive places in the Borough to cycle and walk that you weren’t even aware of!”
The Hub is in the former Burton’s store, opposite the Parish Church, at the Stockton High Street entrance to Wellington Square. It is open from 7.30am to 5.30pm, Monday to Friday.
More information at https://thehubstockton.wordpress.com/